Don't miss an insight. Subscribe to Techopedia for free.


WordPress (WP)

Last updated: January 25, 2017

What Does WordPress (WP) Mean?

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.


Techopedia Explains WordPress (WP)

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.


Share this Term

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

Related Reading


Cloud-Native DevelopmentInternetDevOps

Trending Articles

Go back to top