WordPress

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Logo
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2000px-WordPress_logo.svg.png
Name
What is the name of the tool?
WordPress
Tool Class
To what "family" does the tool belong? Pick as many categories as are appropriate. EG: Data Collection, Security, etc. The wiki will automatically create a link to the relevant tool class.
Website, Blogging
Developer
Who made the tool? Sometimes the tool name and the developer name are the same, and sometimes, they are different.
WordPress Foundation
Date Created
What was the date when the tool was first launched?
2003/05/27
Still Maintained?
Do the developers of the tool continue to work on it, adding features and fixing problems?
Yes
Open Source?
Is the tool's source code original source code freely available and may it be redistributed and modified? (This makes it possible for users to employ the tool for free, with some technical effort.)
Platforms
Pick the platforms on which the user would primarily use the tool. Be as selective as possible. If a tool works mainly in the browser, select "Web". If the user can technically load the interface on a smartphone but have a very poor experience, do not select "Android" or "iOS". "Mac" and "PC" are for apps that must be installed to a machine in order to run, as opposed to running from a browser.
iOS, Android, Web
Website
What is the main website where a user can learn more about the tool? (Remember to include "http://)."
wordpress.rg
Payment Structure
How, if at all, does a user pay to use the tool. Select all that apply: "Free" if there are components of a service that can be used for free; "Paid" if payment is required (either one-time, or at a given rate upon use) for use of the tool's full functionality; "subscription" if a monthly payment is required.
free, subscription
Languages Supported
What languages does the app's interface support? Note: some apps allow users to communicate in other languages but require the user to use an English language interface. In this case, the app is considered only to support "English".
All
Skill Level Needed
*
  • Beginner - The tool has a simple interface that assists the user, either through automatic processes or simple guides, in working with the tool. The user is able to do most things that they need to do without knowledge of advanced concepts, like code.
  • Intermediate - The tool allows the user to perform many tasks without knowledge of advanced concepts, but about an equal amount of functionality requires advanced knowledge. Some training may be required to use the tool.
  • Advanced - The tool requires advanced knowledge or training in order to use most of its functionality.
Intermediate

Tool Description

Wordpress is a website creator where the user can start a blog or create a website with their own domain name and templates for assistance. The main value of a tool like WordPress is that it simplifies the process of getting a website for your organization. Wordpress' templates allow for a variety of different blog formats, and the service takes care of the process of registering and mapping a domain name. A user with relatively little web design experience can create a website without the use of a web developer for design or maintenance.

What Makes This Tool Different from Others in its Class?

WordPress' primary strength is for creating blogs, although it can be used with some effort to create other content as well. As blogging platforms go, it is simpler to get a site up and running than services like Drupal and produces a similarly stylish website to a service like Squarespace. Wordpress sites generally are more customizable than tools like Blogger or Joomla.

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