WordPress is a powerful and effective open source web publishing platform that enables anyone, regardless of computer skills, to create and maintain a world-class website. Millions of people worldwide have adopted WordPress, and its popularity continues to increase. In February of 2011, WordPress.org reported over 32.5 million downloads of WordPress version 3.0. When you combine all the WordPress users that haven’t yet upgraded, it’s obvious that WordPress is firmly established as one of the most popular web publishing platforms.
Its popularity is well-deserved. WordPress is easy to use, fun, efficient, and as we will learn in this book, creates search engine-friendly websites.