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WordPress 4.3

Create and run a blog, personal or complex business site with this full-featured content management system

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Linux, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:

A web server running PHP version 4.3 or greater and MySQL version 4.1.2 or greater
 

Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 24 August 2015
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Downloads To Date: 23333
Developer: WordPress team
RSS News Feed: http://wordpress.org/development/feed/
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WordPress 4.3
A full-featured content management system

WordPress is an open-source content management system (CMS) that can be used for anything from a personal blog to a full business site.

The program is based around PHP and MySQL, but you don't have to a web development expert to get everything to work. Support for templates and themes mean you're able to customise the look and feel of your site quickly, without complex coding.

An extensive feature list includes full blog post comment support (with Trackback and Pingback), with robust spam protection; a full registration system so you can optionally have people create profiles before they can comment; there's an option for password-protected blog posts that will be hidden from the public; and there's easy importing from other blog platforms, including Movable Type, Textpattern, Greymatter, Blogger, and b2.

Need even more functionality? Take a look at the plugins - there are thousands freely available, many of which are amazingly powerful. BuddyPress is a perfect example. Install this any you can almost immediately create a custom social networking site of your own. Your users are able to register, create profiles, post personal messages, add friends, create and come together in groups, post directly to their Facebook and Twitter streams, and more. It's hugely comprehensive, and can be extended further with plugins of its own.

WordPress 4.3, codenamed "Billie", ships with these core improvements:

+ Menus in the Customizer
+ Formatting Shortcuts
+ Site Icons
+ Better Passwords

Verdict:

WordPress is the CMS of choice for millions, and it's easy to see why - it offers considerable power and flexibility out of the box, with a wide range of attractive themes, and can be extended with some of the best plugins you'll find anywhere

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