WordPress is an open source content management system running on PHP and MySQL, and often used as a blog engine. WordPress questions about programming and administration are best asked on http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/

WordPress is a PHP-based, open source content management system () for creating websites and blogs. Through its dynamic presentation of content, webmasters have the flexibility to create beautiful and useful websites easily. Through its system of filters and hooks, WordPress allows developers to extend functionality through pieces of code called functions, which can be grouped into separate executables called "plugins".

WordPress as a content management platform should be distinguished from wordpress.com, which is a hosted solution by the creators of WordPress. For a discussion of the differences, visit WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The latest version is v3.9.2 release on August 6, 2014.

This tag is for programming-specific questions related to WordPress, especially those that involve a mix of languages and technologies (PHP, MySQL, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery and others). Questions about plugin and theme development, WordPress administration, management best practices and server configuration are best asked on Stack Exchange WordPress Development.


  • WordPress Development Stack Exchange
    Stack Exchange's dedicated WordPress site. Questions about programming themes, drop-ins and plugins and about the administration of WordPress are on topic there.
  • WordPress.org
    The main site where you can download the code, plugins and themes. There is also a forum.
  • WordPress Codex
    Documentation wiki with lots of good tutorials, references and links.
  • Make WordPress
    Official resources to help people develop for WordPress.
  • WordPress Mailing Lists
    21 lists to discuss nearly every aspect of WordPress.
  • WordPress Trac
    Bug tracker for WordPress. Useful to keep on track of the latest changes – and to report the bugs you found.
  • WordPress Chat
    Here you may sometimes get help very fast.
  • Installing WordPress
    Installing WordPress & getting started.
  • Writing a Plugin
    WordPress Plugins allow easy modification, customization, and enhancement to a WordPress blog.
  • Plugin API
    Article is specifically about the API of "Hooks", also known as "Filters" and "Actions", that WordPress uses to set your plugin in motion.
  • Theme Development
    WordPress themes are easy to create and make it useable. WordPress has it's own tutorial site, where everyone can educate themselves, beginner or expert.
  • WordPress Multisite
    You have the ability to create a network of sites by using the multisite feature. This article contains instructions for creating a multisite network.

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