16 March 2009

WordPress for Dummies

WordPress was first launched in 2003 as open source software designed for blogging - and it is still used as such. But as its popularity has suddenly grown exponentially, enormous numbers of add-ons and plug-ins have been developed to provide extra features. Because it's built on a solid base of MySQL and PHP, these extra features have transformed it from an individualist tool into a major communication platform. So much so that it's now become a content management system (CMS) which offers an alternative to Joomla and Drupal. Releases of the software are named after jazz musicians. The latest at version 2.7 is Coltrane. If you want to see the sorts of web sites which use this combination of WP + templates - look here, here, and here... Read more >>

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