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WordPress is an open-source and free Web publishing application, content management system (CMS) and blogging tool built by a community of developers and contributors. WordPress allows users to build dynamic websites and blogs that may be updated, customized and managed from its back-end CMS and integrated application and components.
In 2003, WordPress was created as a successor to b2/cafelog by Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg. It is provided as a hosted or self-hosted Web blogging platform.
WordPress is built on PHP, supported by MySQL and integrates with a variety of features and tools used to design, develop and manage websites. WordPress provides easily deployable proprietary and third-party themes, plug-ins and widgets that facilitate the integration of third-party code snippets, providing enhanced user features, including the ability to customize code, build search engine friendly internal-links and tagging.