WordPress is a powerful web content management system (CMS) that allows users flexible web design, abilities, and extensibility without necessarily learning to code a programming language. Since WordPress is open source and open for development thousands of templates, plugins, modifications, and extensions have been developed, and some have been brought into the core product. Wordpress installations serve an estimated 23% of the world’s most popular websites. In fact, this website uses WordPress.
WordPress gives users the ease of making quick website changes using a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) rich text editor and easy link and image placement. Users can also choose from thousands of community templates and layouts which provide a professional look and feel without having to use code. Plugins can be added to provide additional functionality such as wiki functions, multimedia embedding, permissions control, shopping carts, checkout systems, and much more. All code within WordPress can be edited by advanced users.