What is WordPress?
WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. It was first released in May 2003 by Matt Mullenweg as a fork of b2/cafelog. As of September 2009, it is being used by 202 million websites worldwide.
Why is WordPress so Popular?
Because it is an open-source application, you have thousands of people around the world contributing to its development with new plugins and themes every day. There are developers making plugins to sell digital downloads and merch, synchronize social networks with your blog, and designers who specialize in Do It Yourself themes to name a few of the many benefits of going open-source with WordPress.
How easy is WordPress?
You can walk into virtually any major book store and grab a copy of WordPress for dummies among dozens of other WordPress books for topics as basic as managing your users/fans and content to designing your own custom theme and programming plugins.
WordPress is user-friendly for all levels of expertise. You can easily post announcements, events, photos, videos, mp3s, and even more! With wordpress it’s just a few clicks of a button.
More advanced users can integrate their own programs into the wordpress platform as a plugin and designers are capable of sculpting anything one’s heart could desire on the front-end.