WordPress Dashboard
Developer(s)WordPress Foundation
Initial releaseMay 27, 2003; 15 years ago[1]
Stable release5.0.2[2] / 2018-12-19[±]
Written inPHP
Operating systemUnix-likeWindowsLinux
TypeBlog softwareContent Management SystemContent Management Framework
LicenseGNU GPLv2+[3]

WordPress (WordPress.org) is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.[4] Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. It is most associated with blogging but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores. Used by more than 60 million websites,[5] including 30.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2018,[6][7] WordPress is the most popular website management system in use.[8] WordPress has also been used for other application domains such as pervasive display systems (PDS).[9]

WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg[1] and Mike Little,[10][11] as a fork of b2/cafelog. The software is released under the GPLv2 (or later) license.

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