PHP to use WordPress?">Do I need to know PHP to use WordPress?

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No. You should be able to use Word­Press through the user in­ter­face, with­out ever hav­ing to touch PHP.

The only time you would mod­i­fy your Word­Press web­site with PHP would be when in­te­grat­ing some of the plu­g­ins. There are a small num­ber of plu­g­ins that still re­quire man­u­al ed­its to your files. In most cas­es, clear in­struc­tions are usu­al­ly giv­en with­in a text file with the plu­g­in.

Oth­er than that, you would not be chang­ing any of the PHP files.

How Is WordPress related to other blogging applications?

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Word­Press was pri­mar­i­ly in­spired by Noah Grey’s Grey­mat­ter open-source web log and jour­nal soft­ware. It is re­lat­ed to b2, sort of a sec­ond cousin twice re­moved. You can use Word­Press to post your own sto­ries, ideas, rants, re­views, links, and pic­tures of your tooth­less Un­cle Ernie at the wed­ding re­cep­tion, if you choose. In ad­di­tion, you can cus­tomize the look and feel of your site. Nu­mer­ous themes are avail­able and may be mod­i­fied in many dif­fer­ent ways. Through the use of Word­Press Themes, you can quick­ly change the look and style of your site. You can also ex­tend Word­Press’ func­tion­al­i­ty through the use of Plu­g­ins. Plu­g­ins let you cre­ate the web­site or blog that suits your needs. As you can see, its func­tion­al­i­ty ex­ceeds or at least is sim­i­lar to what is avail­able in most blog­ging tools to­day.

What is WordPress?

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Word­Press is open source web soft­ware that you can in­stall on your web serv­er to cre­ate your web­site, blog, com­mu­ni­ty or net­work. Word­Press start­ed out as a tool for blog­ging, but has evolved into a full-fledged Con­tent Man­age­ment Sys­tem (CMS), ca­pa­ble of pow­er­ing web­sites, net­works and com­mu­ni­ties.