What is WordPress?
WordPress is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) written in PHP and utilizing MySQL databases, which is used to create and manage websites. If you strip all of the geek speak out of that, then what it basically boils down to is: WordPress is probably the most powerful Content Management System available today, for creating both blogs and websites.
WordPress started 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 millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
WordPress is open source, which means that it WordPress is created and maintained by it’s own community. With 100’s and 1,000’s of dedicated users working to keep the platform up-to-date and secure, and countless themes, features, and plugins being developed daily, there is no better base for a website than a fresh install of WordPress.