WordPress

WordPress

WordPress powers 31% of the Internet.

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is the most popular website management system. It is used by more than 60 million websites, including 30.6% of the top 10 million websites.

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.

WordPress has to be installed on a web server, either part of an Internet hosting service like WordPress.com or a computer running the software package WordPress.org in order to serve as a network host in its own right. A local computer may be used for single-user testing and learning purposes.

WordPress Support Services from BriteWire

BriteWire provides support, development, and consulting services for WordPress.

WordPress Resources

Official Website: https://wordpress.org/

Popular Websites Using WordPress

One of the common misconceptions about WordPress is that since it is open source, it may not be good enough for big brands. Here are just a few popular websites that use WordPress.

AMC
BBC America
Bloomberg Professional
Chicago Sun Times
Etsy
Facebook Newsroom
Home Depot
Mercedes-Benz
MTV News
People
PlayStation.Blog
Reuters
Sony Music
TechCrunch
TED
The New York Times
The New Yorker
The Official Star Wars Blog
The Rolling Stones
The Wall Street Journal Law Blog
The Walt Disney Company
Time Inc.
UPS
Variety
Whitehouse.gov
Yelp

About the author: Craig Delger

Craig Delger has over 30 years experience with software development. He has founded numerous technology companies, and has worked for several publicly traded software companies including Red Hat and Microsoft. Craig has consulted with over 100 companies on Internet Technology and Internet Marketing. Craig is a long-time user and advocate of open source software. Learn more about Craig's background.