WordPress is a
personal publishing platform with a focus
on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
What a mouthful. WordPress is both free
and priceless at the same time.
More simply, WordPress is what you use
when you want to work with your blogging
software, not fight it.
We offer a feature set with WordPress on
par or better than any other software of its kind.
Also we are committed to making the latest
blogging technology available to our users
(such as Trackback) and taking it a step further
(such as with Pingback). You can rest assured
that with WordPress you will be on the cutting
edge of the technology available.
The following is a list of some of the features
that come standard with WordPress, however
there are literally hundreds of plugins
extend what WordPress does, so the
actual functionality is nearly limitless.
You are also free to do whatever you like
the WordPress code, extend it or modify in
any way or use it for commercial projects
without any licensing fees.
- Full standards
compliance --- We have gone
to great lengths to make sure every bit of
WordPress generated code is in full
compliance with the standards of the W3C.
This is important not only for interoperability
with today's browser but also for forward
compatibility with the tools of the next
generation. Your web site is a beautiful
thing, and you should demand nothing less.
- No rebuilding
--- Changes you make to
your templates or entries are reflected
immediately on your site, with no need for
regenerating static pages.
- WordPress Pages
--- Pages allow you to
manage non-blog content easily, so for
example you could have a static "About"
page that you manage through WordPress.
For an idea of how powerful this is, the entire
WordPress.org site could be run off
WordPress alone. (We don't for technical
- WordPress Links
-- Links allows you to
create, maintain, and update any number
of blogrolls through your administration
interface. This is much faster than calling
an external blogroll manager.
- WordPress Themes
--- WordPress comes
full theme system which makes
designing everything from the simplest blog
to the most complicated webzine a piece of
cake, and you can even have multiple themes
with totally different looks that you switch with
a single click. Have a new design every day.
WordPress fully supports both the
Pingback standards, and we are
committed to supporting future standards
as they develop.
- Comments ---
Visitors to your site can
leave comments on individual entries, and
through Trackback or Pingback can comment
on their own site. You can enable or
disable comments on a per-post basis.
- Spam protection
--- Out of the box
WordPress comes with very robust tools
such as an integrated blacklist and open
proxy checker to manage and eliminate
comment spam on your blog, and there is
also a rich array of plugins that can take
this functionality a step further.
- Full user registration
--- WordPress has a
built-in user registration system that (if you
choose) can allow people to register and
maintain profiles and leave authenticated
comments on your blog. You can optionally
close comments for non-registered users.
There are also plugins that hide posts
from lower level users.
- Password Protected
Posts --- You can
give passwords to individual posts to hide
them from the public. You can also have
private posts which are viewable only by
- Easy installation and
upgrades --- Installing
WordPress and upgrading from previous
versions and other software is a piece of
cake. Try it and you'll wonder why all web
software isn't this easy.
- Easy Importing
--- We currently have
importers for Movable Type, Textpattern,
Greymatter, Blogger, and b2. Work
importers for Nucleus and pMachine are
- XML-RPC interface
currently supports an extended version of
the Blogger API,
MetaWeblog API, and
finally the MovableType API. You can even
use clients designed for other platforms
- Workflow ---
You can have types of users
that can only post drafts, not publish to the
- Typographical niceties
Texturize engine to intelligently
convert plain ASCII into typographically
correct XHTML entities. This includes
quotes, apostrophes, ellipses, em and
en dashes, multiplication symbols, and
ampersands. For information about the
proper use of such entities see Peter
With Em ín En.
- Intelligent text
formatting --- If you've dealt
with systems that convert new lines to line
breaks before you know why they have a
bad name: if you have any sort of HTML
they butcher it by putting tags after every
new line indiscriminately, breaking your
formatting and validation. Our function
for this intelligently avoids places where
you already have breaks and block-level
HTML tags, so you can leave it on without
worrying about it breaking your code.
- Multiple authors
--- WordPress' highly
advanced user system allows up to 10
levels of users, with different levels having
different (and configurable) privileges with
regard to publishing, editing, options, and
--- Cross-browser bookmarklets
make it easy to publish to your blog or add
links to your blogroll with a minimum of effort.
- Ping away ---
WordPress supports pinging
exposure for your blog to search engines.
There's much more, but these are the highlights.
there's something that you really want, submit
a request on the
support forums and
good chance someone will whip it up for you.
WordPress support forum
(We are not associated with the support forum)
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