A CMS and publishing platform

About WordPress

WordPress by Automattic is a blog tool, publishing platform, and content management system (CMS) for websites of all sizes and services. This free, open-source software allows you to create websites, blogs, and apps with ease.

Note: There are two types of WordPress, both by Automattic: WordPress.org and WordPress.com. The former is the publishing platform while the latter is for website design. Both offer hosting and additional plugins for customizing your website.

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  • Customizable designs
  • SEO friendly and built-in sitemaps
  • Responsive mobile sites
  • Media management
  • Security


WordPress.org pricing is primarily defined by several factors:

  • Domain name
  • Hosting fees
  • Plugins

For instance, domain names for WordPress sites are around $12 per year. Hosting fees usually add up to $3 per month. Various plugins and themes can range from free to thousands of dollars.

WordPress.com has 4 plans, billed annually:

  • Personal: $4 per month
  • Premium: $8 per month
  • Business: $25 per month
  • eComemrce: $45 per month

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