What is WordPress?

    October 16, 2019

    WordPress is a popular, free, open source tool used for blogging and content management.

    Purpose

    WordPress is popular and free software used in website design, content management, and blogging. Based on PHP and MySQL, it allows users to customize its appearance and function with thousands of themes and plug-ins, many of which are also free. Skilled users may also develop their own plug-ins and themes. 

    Most mobile devices may also use WordPress, albeit with limited functionality. Blog posts and comment moderation typically function best with these devices.

    Visit the WordPress website for more information.

    Vulnerabilities

    Like any high-profile CMS, WordPress is consistently targeted by hackers. Though no system is "hack proof," adopting security plug-ins and using only trusted themes and plug-ins will make a website more resistant to attack. The WordPress installation and all associated themes and plug-ins must also be updated regularly.

    Installation

    Refer to How to install WordPress for instructions or contact our support team by email or through your Client Portal.


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