In this WordPress tutorial, you will find everything you need to create a website from WordPress. From installation to backup – we’ve covered it all. Be sure to check out our list of new WordPress tutorials at the very bottom of this page.
WordPress first saw the light on May 27, 2003. The founders of this software are Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. WordPress can be identified as a nonlinear, open-source site building tool, based on PHP and MySQL programming languages. In more advanced terms it is called Content Management System (CMS). When WordPress first started, it had many users, but over time it grew into the largest and most popular CMS in the world. Today, WordPress is powering over 75 million websites. Research done in April 2016 shows that this content management system was used by more than 26% of the 10 million best-ranking sites.
We have also prepared a quick WordPress video tutorial on how to get a website up and running in less than 10 minutes.
Why is WordPress so popular?
After finding the huge number of users near WordPress, it will leave you wondering, why is it so popular? A combination of several factors should be considered. The common view is that WordPress is a simple blogging tool, however, it is much more than that. Due to the fact that WordPress is free and a free source project, it allows anyone to modify and edit their code to their liking. It also has thousands of free plugins, themes, widgets and other tools. All of these features allow you to create any type of website, from e-shops to knowledge bases or job boards, to simple blogs, personal websites or portfolios. Another factor is that WordPress is completely free and supports all hosting platforms including PHP and MySQL. On top of that, this CMS is constantly updated with new versions that improve security, include new features and improve overall performance. Last, but not least, WordPress is a large community with dedicated forums and forums throughout the Internet. The data that is available and the thousands of WordPress tutorials also make WordPress the easiest to use content management systems out there.