What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free and open source content management system (CMS) that provides blog and site infrastructure, creation, and publishing tools.

Released in 2003 under a GPLv2+ license, WordPress currently powers over 33% of the web. It empowers users to build and maintain blogs, websites, and other digital content offerings with a built-in templating system, MySQL database, plugins and more.

To learn more about WordPress, visit our list of resources on WordPress topics and tools. To try WordPress for your next project, we also offer a 1-Click App for WordPress solutions.