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WordPress

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December 30, 2010    
 
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Wordpress is a Content Management System Software (open source) for Servers under the GPLv2 and Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Wordpress Summary

Wordpress is a content management system. Theoretically, it should be able to publish all sorts of content to the web. However, its overall design better suits blogs. So, the system is better known as a free blogging service. Bloggers have much to be thankful for the system because of its high user interaction and great customization tools. The Wordpress community also shares several tips and tricks that could improve a user’s experience with the system.

Wordpress Features

Bloggers are more likely to be familiar with Wordpress. In fact, this content management system is more popularly known as a free blogging service though it can work for general CMS purposes. Wordpress is powered by PHP and MySQL and made more attractive by thousands of plug-ins and templates. It has a good visual content editor though the software is primarily used to publish text-rich sites. Still, the whole configuration of the system makes it more appropriate to publishing blogs instead of more visually-packed websites. The templates that are included are designed to accommodate more text and fewer graphics. Users can choose from several skins and plug-ins that can best represent what their blogs are all about. All they have to do is download the skin or plug-in and upload through FTP. They can access their chosen skin or plug-in through the administration panel. Wordpress, aside from being easy to customize, is also pretty secure. The CMS also paves the way for active user interaction. Other users can comment on one person’s blog. Several authors can also publish to the same blog.

Wordpress Interface

The Wordpress interface is very user-friendly. Each step of creating the blog site is supported by instructions and options. The administration panel is similar to that of the email layout except with a few other functions and add-ons.

Wordpress Support

Wordpress has attracted a large community of bloggers. Each of these bloggers has learned their own tips and tricks along the way. They can choose to share what they have learned through the community forums found in the CMS’s official website. Wordpress developers themselves have also provided Getting Started Resources. Users who want to learn more advanced techniques will have to go through the forum topics to find a discussion that will interest them.

Wordpress Review


As a free blogging service, Wordpress is a near perfect tool. It presents user interaction, a user-friendly blog editor and administration panel and customization tools in the form of skins, themes and plug-ins. The content management system is also easy and fast to install. However, beyond being a blogging service, the system may not be able to offer much. Though the themes and skins can vary greatly in design, they are patterned after a general layout. So, the sites may not work as well for general purposes. There is also the fact that the system is not competent in terms of optimizing the site for search engines. The Wordpress source codes usually do not highlight important keywords that should drive people to the right blog site. The titles may be given enough emphasis but the rest of the content are not.

User reviews

Average user rating from: 5 user(s)

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4.9
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5.0  (5)
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4.8  (5)
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4.8  (5)
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5.0  (5)
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My first blog was a Wordpress blog. I found it very easy to use, with lots of options for backgrounds and themes. I've tried some of the other newer, more popular blogsites, however, I got more traffic to my Wordpress blogs. The small cost you pay to own your own Wordpress domain is totally worth it. If you really want your blog to be seen, Wordpress is the way to go! I highly recommend it.
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Reviewed by Flay May 12, 2014
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You really need this!

My first blog was a Wordpress blog. I found it very easy to use, with lots of options for backgrounds and themes. I've tried some of the other newer, more popular blogsites, however, I got more traffic to my Wordpress blogs. The small cost you pay to own your own Wordpress domain is totally worth it. If you really want your blog to be seen, Wordpress is the way to go! I highly recommend it.

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WordPress is excellent software. People have been using it for a long time for blogs, and that is a good use for the software, but that is not its only use. While it remains the primary use, more and more people are using WordPress for their entire web site, allowing for integration as well as content that is often updated and added with a very easy to use user interface. Many free themes allow for customization.
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5.0
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5.0
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Reviewed by Iris December 13, 2011
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It's not just for blogging

WordPress is excellent software. People have been using it for a long time for blogs, and that is a good use for the software, but that is not its only use. While it remains the primary use, more and more people are using WordPress for their entire web site, allowing for integration as well as content that is often updated and added with a very easy to use user interface. Many free themes allow for customization.

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As effective as effective can be, just keep your wordpress version up to date.
Features more powerful than any other free CMS.
Support from a massive community.
Endless addons and customizations.
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Reviewed by Desafino September 23, 2011
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Why wordpress?

As effective as effective can be, just keep your wordpress version up to date.
Features more powerful than any other free CMS.
Support from a massive community.
Endless addons and customizations.

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Wordpress is simply the best in content management for websites. It is so easy to use and with time you can customize it any way you want with a powerful framework. Wordpress is the most powerful CMS and will be my favorite script to use for websites for a long time hopefully.
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4.8
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5.0
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4.0
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Reviewed by Giggy February 28, 2014
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Simply the best

Wordpress is simply the best in content management for websites. It is so easy to use and with time you can customize it any way you want with a powerful framework. Wordpress is the most powerful CMS and will be my favorite script to use for websites for a long time hopefully.

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I've been using WordPress for my personal blog for several years now. I find it very easy to use, both to add blog entries and to change the look. With plenty of free themes available, WordPress can pretty much look however I want it to. Also, the user interface ("Dashboard") is very easy to use. The administration section lets me know when it is time to update, and allows me to update with one or two clicks of the mouse. It has a simple-to-use backup feature built in, and there are excellent spam-blocking plugins that prevent comment spam. The people at WordPress have a forum available if you have questions about their software, too. Although there are other options out there for blogs, I prefer (and recommend) WordPress!
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4.8
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
Reviewed by di April 23, 2011
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WordPress is excellent

I've been using WordPress for my personal blog for several years now. I find it very easy to use, both to add blog entries and to change the look. With plenty of free themes available, WordPress can pretty much look however I want it to. Also, the user interface ("Dashboard") is very easy to use. The administration section lets me know when it is time to update, and allows me to update with one or two clicks of the mouse. It has a simple-to-use backup feature built in, and there are excellent spam-blocking plugins that prevent comment spam. The people at WordPress have a forum available if you have questions about their software, too. Although there are other options out there for blogs, I prefer (and recommend) WordPress!

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