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In One 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 easily. 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 a WordPress installation via the creation of custom themes.


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


  • WordPress Development Stack Exchange : Stack Exchange's dedicated WordPress site. Questions about programming themes, drop-ins and plugins and about the administration of WordPress are on-topic there.
  • : The main site where you can download the code, plugins and themes. There is also a forum.
  • WordPress Codex : Documentation wiki with lots of good tutorials, references, and links.
  • WordPress Database Description : The tables, columns, and indexes in WordPress's MySQL database schema.
  • Wordpress Code Reference : Advanced search for WordPress' functions, classes, methods, and hooks.
  • Make WordPress : Official resources to help people develop for WordPress.
  • WordPress Mailing Lists : 18 lists to discuss nearly every aspect of WordPress.
  • WordPress Trac : Bug tracker for WordPress. Useful to keep on track of the latest changes – and to report the bugs you found.
  • WordPress Chat : Here you may sometimes get help very fast.
  • Installing WordPress : Installing WordPress & getting started.
  • Plugin Handbook : WordPress Plugins allow easy modification, customization, and enhancement to a WordPress blog.
  • Plugin API : The article is specifically about the "Hooks" API, also known as "Filters" and "Actions", that WordPress uses to set your plugin in motion.
  • Theme Development : WordPress themes are easy to create and make it useable. WordPress has it's own tutorial site, where everyone can educate themselves, beginner or expert.
  • WPZA's WordPress Guides : Useful WordPress guides which have been written for developers, in order to help make WordPress development easier. WPZA also provide DIY AMP guides, in order to AMPify websites without the use of plugins.
  • WordPress Multisite : You have the ability to create a network of sites by using the multisite feature. This article contains instructions for creating a multisite network.
  • Wordpress Download : Download WordPress latest version.
  • Getting Started : Getting Started with WordPress
  • WordPress Wikipedia Article
  • Wordpress Area51 Stack Exchange Proposal Link

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Elizabeth Sønnichsen

I am willing to spend 34 minutes reading all of these... Nice series!

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