WordPress (WordPress.org) is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database.
Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes. WordPress was originally created as a blog-publishing system, but has evolved to support other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, membership sites, learning management systems (LMS) and online stores.
WordPress is used by more than 60 million websites, including 33.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2019.
WordPress is one of the most popular content management system solutions in use.
Catalogue of WordPress plugins
Catalogue of WordPress themes
To run WordPress we recommend your host supports the following:
- PHP version 7.3+
- MySQL version 5.6+ or MariaDB version 10.1+
- HTTPS support
We recommend LiteSpeed and NGINX as the most robust servers with the most features for running WordPress, but any server that supports PHP and MySQL will do.
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Note: WordPress also works in legacy environments with PHP 5.6.20+ and MySQL 5.0+, but these versions have reached official end-of-life and as such may expose your site to security vulnerabilities.
Up-to-date requirements are here.