WordPress is flexible, open-source content management system (CMS) powered by PHP and MySQL. WordPress is known for its wide adoption, rich ecosystem, and strong community and is generally easy for non-technical users to operate, yet open enough for to developers to build complex, WordPress-powered solutions.

At the core of WordPress is a theming systems that allows virtually any design to be implemented, and a plugins system that allows virtually any feature to be added. Under the hood, WordPress follows an event-driven architecture through its Hooks API. This allows developers to hook into various parts of the WordPress core and attach their custom functionality or alter the existing one.

WordPress also features a REST API that provides endpoints for posts, comments, terms, users, meta, and more, allowing developers to interact with sites remotely by sending and receiving JSON objects.

WordPress includes roles based access controls (RBAC) which allow for granular permissions, providing a secure way to control who can access different areas of a WordPress-managed website.

Notable WordPress Plugins

  • ManageWP enables users to control multiple WordPress websites from a single interface. It is an especially useful tool for agencies or anyone managing multiple WordPress sites because it simplified tasks such as updates, backups, performance monitoring, security scans, uptime monitoring, and more.

Official WordPress resources

Additional WordPress Resources

  • Local WordPress is a tool to quickly setup local WordPress development environments

Broader Topics Related to WordPress

Content Management Systems (CMS)

Content Management Systems (CMS)

Software systems to manage your content

Web Development

Web Development

Tools and techniques for building websites and web-applications

Open-Source Software

Open-Source Software

Useful open source software projects

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