WordPress is fast, flexible, well supported and open source. Your WordPress site
site is built from the ground up to be fast, accessible and search engine friendly.
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
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 mirroring reasons.)
WordPress Links -- Links allow 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 with
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.
Cross-blog communication tools—
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 on importers for Nucleus and pMachine
are under way.
Workflow — You can have types of users
that can only post drafts, not publish to the front page.
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
Bookmarklets — Cross-browser
bookmarklets make it easy to publish to your blog or add
links to your blogroll with a minimum of effort.