What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service.Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.

What are some real world examples of what WordPress! can do?

  • Custom Post Types to build a business directory
  • Reviewing products and collecting testimonials
  • Frequently Asked Questions management
  • Managing staff member information
  • Sliders
  • An Events Calendar
  • Portfolio
  • Case Studies
  • Product catalog
  • Content Snippets
  • So when should you use Custom Post Types
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