WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. It is 100% free and the perfect software to use when you want to work with your blogging software rather than fight it. With only a few clicks of the mouse you can install thousands of plugins, features and templates within seconds.
WordPress was developed in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. Features include:
- Full web-standards compliance
- Changes you make to your templates or entries are reflected immediately on your site
- Pages can be created, so you could have a static “About” pag
- WordPress comes with a full theme system
- Cross-blog communication tools : Trackback and Pingback
- Spam protection
- Full user registration
- Password Protected Posts
- Easy installation and upgrades
- Easy Importing for Movable Type, Textpattern, Greymatter, Blogger, and b2
- XML-RPC interface
- Workflow : set users that can only post drafts, not publish to the front page.
- Intelligent text formatting
- Multiple authors
- Ping-O-Matic: maximum exposure for your blog to search engines.