WordPress is a free, open-source Content Management System (CMS), which can be self-hosted or network hosted on wordpress.com. It was originally built as a blogging platform in 2003, and is now in its 4th major release.
WordPress powers more than 60 million websites, and due to the highly customisable nature of the platform, it has grown into a powerful CMS. With the option to add plugins, features can be added quickly, and repetitive functions can be added to custom plugins to add to websites.
WordPress is written in PHP and MySQL, allowing powerful functions to be executed in the scripts to process ‘big data’ websites. WordPress is search engine friendly, and has the option to customise the URL structure of the pages. Since Version 3 of the platform, sites have been able to be built as a ‘Multi-Site’ allowing multiple websites to be powered from the same WordPress installation.
Themes are built for the website, meaning that all the files for the site are kept together, allowing the site to be moved to a new server, or updating WordPress very easy.
I specialise in WordPress websites, utilising the advanced functionality, and extendibility of the CMS to create professional, easy-to-use back-and front-ends to websites.