In a minute: WordPress

WordPress is a PHP-based, open source content management system (CMS) for creating websites and blogs. Through its dynamic presentation of content, webmasters have the flexibility to create beautiful and useful websites with ease. Through its system of filters and hooks, WordPress allows developers to extend functionality through pieces of code called functions, which can be grouped into separate executables called “plugins”. It is also possible to customize the WordPress installation through the creation of custom themes.


b2 was the forerunner of WordPress and developed in 2001. It used PHP and MySQL but was not so successful (only 3000 blogs as of 2003). WordPress first appeared in 2003 as a fork of b2, with version 1.0 in development as of January 2004. WordPress has been improved several times through updates since then. WordPress 5.0 shipped a new block-based editor called “Gutenberg”. The latest major release is WordPress 5.5 which is released on August 11, 2020.


  • WordPress Development Stack Exchange: Stack Exchange’s dedicated WordPress site. Questions about programming themes, drop-ins and plugins and administration of WordPress are on-topic there.

  • The main site where you can download code, plugins, and themes. There is also a forum.

  • WordPress Codex: Documentation Wiki with lots of good tutorials, references and links.

  • WordPress Database Description: Tables, columns, and indexes in the MySQL database schema of WordPress.

  • WordPress Code Reference: Advanced search for WordPress functions, classes, methods, and hooks.

  • Build WordPress: The official resource for helping people develop for WordPress.

  • WordPress Mailing Lists: 18 lists to discuss almost every aspect of WordPress.

  • WordPress Track: Bug Tracker for WordPress. Useful for keeping track of the latest changes – and for reporting bugs you’ve found.

  • WordPress Chat: Here you can sometimes get help very fast.

  • Installing WordPress: Installing and getting started with WordPress.

  • Plugin Handbook: WordPress plugins allow easy modification, customization, and enhancement of a WordPress blog.

  • Plugin API: The article is specifically about the “hooks” API, also known as “filter” and “action”, that WordPress uses to set your plugins in motion.

  • Theme Development: Creating a WordPress theme and making it usable is easy. WordPress has its own tutorial site, where everyone can educate themselves, beginners or experts.

  • WPZA’s WordPress Guides: Useful WordPress guides written for developers to help make WordPress development easier. WPZA also provides DIY AMP guide to AMPify websites without the use of plugins.

  • WordPress Multisite: You have the ability to create a network of sites using the Multisite feature. This article contains instructions for building a multisite network.

  • WordPress Download : Download WordPress latest version.

  • Getting started: Getting started with WordPress

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