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releasedate}}| programming language = PHP| operating system = Unix-like, Windows, Linux| genre = Blog software, Content Management System, Content Management FrameworkGNU General Public License>GPLv2+HTTPS://WORDPRESS.ORG/ABOUT/LICENSE/ >TITLE=WORDPRESS: ABOUT: GPL ACCESSDATE=JUNE 15, 2010, weblink}}}}WordPress ( is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP & MySQL.WEB, WordPress, WordPress Web Hosting,weblink May 21, 2013, Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. It is most associated with blogging but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores. Used by more than 60 million websites,WEB,weblink With 60 Million Websites, WordPress Rules The Web. So Where's The Money?, Coalo, J.J, September 5, 2012, Forbes, February 3, 2016, including 33.6% of the top 10 million websites {{as of|2019|04|lc=y}},WEB,weblink Usage Statistics and Market Share of Content Management Systems for Websites, April 23, 2018, W3Techs, April 23, 2018, WEB,weblink The Billion-Dollar Tech Company With No Offices or Email, 17 December 2017, Leibowitz, Glenn, 17 December 2017, Right now we power about 24% of all websites as of this recording: that is the largest of any of the content management systems. The number two has around 3%. But we are not happy that we have just 24%, and we see a lot of work to get the remaining 76%., Linkedin, WordPress is the most popular website management system in use.WEB, August 1, 2013,weblink CMS Usage Statistics, BuiltWith, WordPress has also been used for other application domains such as pervasive display systems (PDS).Amir E. Sarabadani Tafreshi and Moira C. Norrie. 2017. ScreenPress: a powerful and flexible platform for networked pervasive display systems. In Proceedings of the 6th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 13, 8 pages. DOI:weblink was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt MullenwegWEB,weblink WordPress Now Available, WordPress, Mullenweg, Matt, July 22, 2010, 2003-05-27, and Mike Little,WEB,weblink Commit number 8, February 3, 2016, WEB, Patterson, Dan, WordPress "quietly" powers 27% of the web,weblink, 16 December 2017, as a fork of b2/cafelog. The software is released under the GPLv2 (or later) license.WEB,weblink WordPress › About » License,, June 30, 2014, To function, WordPress has to be installed on a web server, either part of an Internet hosting service like or a computer running the software package in order to serve as a network host in its own right.WEB,weblink Support disaggregating and,, January 7, 2016, A local computer may be used for single-user testing and learning purposes.


"WordPress is a factory that makes webpages"WEB,weblink WordPress is a Factory: A Technical Introduction, WPShout, en-US, 2018-12-12, is a core analogy designed to clarify what WordPress is and does. It stores your content that allows you to create & publish webpages only requiring a domain and a hosting site to work. WordPress has a web template system using a template processor. Its architecture is a front controller, routing all requests for non-static URIs to a single PHP file which parses the URI and identifies the target page. This allows support for more human-readable permalinks.NEWS,weblink WordPress and the Front Controller Design Pattern {{!, WPShout|date=2014-02-11|newspaper=WPShout|access-date=2017-02-15|language=en-US}}


WordPress users may install and switch among different themes. Themes allow users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website without altering the core code or site content. Every WordPress website requires at least one theme to be present and every theme should be designed using WordPress standards with structured PHP, valid HTML (HyperText Markup Language), and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Themes may be directly installed using the WordPress "Appearance" administration tool in the dashboard, or theme folders may be copied directly into the themes directory, for example via FTP.WEB,weblink Theme Installation,, April 9, 2013, April 26, 2013, The PHP, HTML and CSS found in themes can be directly modified to alter theme behavior, or a theme can be a "child" theme which inherits settings from another theme and selectively overrides features.WEB,weblink Child Themes « WordPress Codex,, en, 2017-02-15, WordPress themes are generally classified into two categories: free and premium. Many free themes are listed in the WordPress theme directory, and premium themes are available for purchase from marketplaces and individual WordPress developers. WordPress users may also create and develop their own custom themes. The free theme Underscores created by the WordPress developers has become a popular basis for new themes.WEB,weblink Introduction To Underscores: A WordPress Starter Theme With Konstantin Obenland, Jeff Chandler, April 3, 2014, July 31, 2016,


WordPress' plugin architecture allows users to extend the features and functionality of a website or blog. As of June 2019, has 55,131 plugins available,WEB,weblink WordPress > WordPress Plugins, WordPress, February 24, 2019, each of which offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. However, this does not include the premium plugins that are available (approximately 1,500+), which may not be listed in the repository. These customizations range from search engine optimization, to client portals used to display private information to logged in users, to content management systems, to content displaying features, such as the addition of widgets and navigation bars. Not all available plugins are always abreast with the upgrades and as a result they may not function properly or may not function at all. Most plugins are available through WordPress themselves, either via downloading them and installing the files manually via FTP or through the WordPress dashboard. However, many third parties offer plugins through their own websites, many of which are paid packages.Web developers who wish to develop plugins need to learn WordPress' hook system which consists of over 300 hooks divided into two categories: action hooks and filter hooks.

Mobile applications

Native applications exist for WebOS,WEB,weblink WordPress for WebOS, WordPress, March 6, 2012, Android,WEB,weblink WordPress publishes native Android application, Android and Me, February 2, 2010, June 15, 2010, iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad),WEB,weblink Idea: WordPress App For iPhone and iPod Touch, WordPress iPhone & iPod Touch, July 12, 2008, February 9, 2016, NEWS,weblink 18 Million WordPress Blogs Land on the iPad, March 24, 2011, ReadWriteWeb, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.WEB,weblink WordPress for BlackBerry, WordPress, December 27, 2009, yes,weblink November 6, 2013, mdy-all, These applications, designed by Automattic, have options such as adding new blog posts and pages, commenting, moderating comments, replying to comments in addition to the ability to view the stats.

Other features

WordPress also features integrated link management; a search engine–friendly, clean permalink structure; the ability to assign multiple categories to posts; and support for tagging of posts. Automatic filters are also included, providing standardized formatting and styling of text in posts (for example, converting regular quotes to smart quotes). WordPress also supports the Trackback and Pingback standards for displaying links to other sites that have themselves linked to a post or an article. WordPress posts can be edited in HTML, using the visual editor, or using one of a number of plugins that allow for a variety of customized editing features.

Multi-user and multi-blogging

Prior to version 3, WordPress supported one blog per installation, although multiple concurrent copies may be run from different directories if configured to use separate database tables. WordPress Multisites (previously referred to as WordPress Multi-User, WordPress MU, or WPMU) was a fork of WordPress created to allow multiple blogs to exist within one installation but is able to be administered by a centralized maintainer. WordPress MU makes it possible for those with websites to host their own blogging communities, as well as control and moderate all the blogs from a single dashboard. WordPress MS adds eight new data tables for each blog.As of the release of WordPress 3, WordPress MU has merged with WordPress.WEB,weblink WordPress 3.0 "Thelonious",, June 17, 2010, December 18, 2011,


b2/cafelog, more commonly known as b2 or cafelog, was the precursor to WordPress.VIDEO, Andrew Warner, Matt Mullenweg, September 10, 2009, The Biography Of WordPress â€“ With Matt Mullenweg,weblink MPEG-4 Part 14, Podcast, Mixergy, September 28, 2009, 10:57, b2 had actually, through a series of circumstances, essentially become abandoned., b2/cafelog was estimated to have been installed on approximately 2,000 blogs as of May 2003.WEB, Valdrighi, Michel, b2 test weblog - post dated 23.05.03,weblink May 9, 2013, It was written in PHP for use with MySQL by Michel Valdrighi, who is now a contributing developer to WordPress. Although WordPress is the official successor, another project, b2evolution, is also in active development.WordPress first appeared in 2003 as a joint effort between Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little to create a fork of b2.WEB,weblink History - WordPress Codex, March 29, 2012,, Christine Selleck Tremoulet, a friend of Mullenweg, suggested the name WordPress.WEB,weblinktechblog/2008/01/the-importance-of-being-matt/, The importance of being Matt, Silverman, Dwight, Houston Chronicle, January 24, 2008, August 14, 2014, WEB,, The Importance of Being Matt…, Tremoulet, Christine Selleck, Christine Selleck Tremoulet, January 24, 2008, March 29, 2012, In 2004 the licensing terms for the competing Movable Type package were changed by Six Apart, resulting in many of its most influential users migrating to WordPress.WEB,weblink Blogging grows up, Manjoo, Farhad, Salon, August 9, 2004, March 29, 2012, WEB,weblink" title="">weblinkweblink Freedom 0, Pilgrim, Mark, Mark Pilgrim, April 10, 2006, May 14, 2004, March 29, 2012, yes, mdy-all, By October 2009 the Open Source CMS MarketShare Report concluded that WordPress enjoyed the greatest brand strength of any open-source content management system.As of June 2019, WordPress is used by 60.8% of all the websites whose content management system is known. This is 27.5% of the top 10 million websites.NEWS,weblink WordPress is now 30 per cent of the web, daylight second, 2018-03-20, en,

Awards and recognition

  • Winner of InfoWorld's "Best of open source software awards: Collaboration", awarded in 2008.WEB, Best of open source software awards: Collaboration,,weblink 2017-12-16, 2008-08-05,
  • Winner of Open Source CMS Awards's "Overall Best Open Source CMS", awarded in 2009.WEB, WordPress wins top prize in 2009 Open Source CMS Awards,,weblink 2017-12-16, 2009-11-14,
  • Winner of digitalsynergy's "Hall of Fame CMS category in the 2010 Open Source", awarded in 2010.WEB, Hall of Fame CMS,,weblink 2017-12-16,
  • Winner of InfoWorld's "Bossie award for Best Open Source Software", awarded in 2011.WEB, WordPress wins Bossie Awards 2011: The best open source applications,,weblink 2017-12-16,
  • WordPress has a five star privacy rating from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.WEB,weblink Who Has Your Back? Government Data Requests 2017, 2017-07-10,

Release history

Main releases of WordPress are codenamed after well-known jazz musicians, starting from version 1.0.WEB, hollander, Roel, Fun Fact: Wordpress Jazz Tributes,weblink, 16 December 2017, WEB,weblink Roadmap, Blog,, June 15, 2010, {{Version |t |show=11111}}{| class="wikitable"! Version! Code name! Release date! Notes valign=top! {{Version |o |0.7}}| nonePUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2003-05-27, b2/cafelog, and continued the numbering from its last release, 0.6.HTTP://CAFELOG.COM/ ACCESSDATE=MAY 15, 2011, Only 0.71-gold is available for download in the official WordPress Release Archive page. valign=top! {{Version |o |1.0}}Miles Davis>DavisPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2004-01-03, | Added search engine friendly permalinks, multiple categories, dead simple installation and upgrade, comment moderation, XFN support, Atom support. valign=top! {{Version |o |1.2}}Charles Mingus>MingusPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2004-05-22, 2011|lc=y}}. valign=top! {{Version |o |1.5}}Billy Strayhorn>StrayhornPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2005-02-17, Stanley Kubrick>Kubrick).HTTP://BINARYBONSAI.COM/KUBRICK >TITLE=KUBRICK AT BINARY BONSAI ACCESSDATE=JUNE 15, 2010, designed by Michael Heilemann. valign=top valign=top! {{Version |o |2.0}}Duke Ellington>DukePUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2005-12-31, | Added rich editing, better administration tools, image uploading, faster posting, improved import system, fully overhauled the back end, and various improvements to Plugin developers. valign=top! {{Version |o |2.1}}Ella Fitzgerald>EllaPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2007-01-22, | Corrected security issues, redesigned interface, enhanced editing tools (including integrated spell check and auto save), and improved content management options. valign=top! {{Version |o |2.2}}Stan Getz>GetzPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2007-05-16, Atom (standard)>Atom feed support, and speed optimizations. valign=top! {{Version |o |2.3}}Dexter Gordon>Dexter September 24, 2007HTTPS://WORDPRESS.ORG/NEWS/2007/09/WORDPRESS-23/ >TITLE=WORDPRESS BLOG: WORDPRESS 2.3 ACCESSDATE=SEPTEMBER 24, 2007, Taxonomy (general)>taxonomy system for categories, and easy notification of updates, fully supports Atom 1.0, with the publishing protocol, and some much needed security fixes. valign=top! {{Version |o |2.5}}Michael Brecker>BreckerPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2008-03-29, | Major revamp to the dashboard, dashboard widgets, multi-file upload, extended search, improved editor, improved plugin system and more. valign=top! {{Version |o |2.6}}McCoy Tyner>TynerPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG, June 15, 2008, revision control>track changes to every post and page and allow easy posting from anywhere on the web. valign=top! {{Version |o |2.7}}John Coltrane>ColtranePUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2008-12-11, | Administration interface redesigned fully, added automatic upgrades and installing plugins, from within the administration interface. valign=top! {{Version |o |2.8}}Chet Baker>BakerPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG, June 10, 2009, | Added improvements in speed, automatic installing of themes from within administration interface, introduces the CodePress editor for syntax highlighting and a redesigned widget interface. valign=top! {{Version |o |2.9}}Carmen McRae>CarmenPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2009-12-19, | Added global undo, built-in image editor, batch plugin updating, and many less visible tweaks. valign=top valign=top! {{Version |o |3.0}}Thelonious Monk>TheloniousPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2010-06-17, application programming interface>APIs, merge WordPress and WordPress MU, creating the new multi-site functionality, new default theme "Twenty Ten" and a refreshed, lighter admin UI. valign=top! {{Version |o |3.1}}Django Reinhardt>ReinhardtPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2011-02-23, | Added the Admin Bar, which is displayed on all blog pages when an admin is logged in, and Post Format, best explained as a Tumblr like micro-blogging feature. It provides easy access to many critical functions, such as comments and updates. Includes internal linking abilities, a newly streamlined writing interface, and many other changes. valign=top! {{Version |o |3.2}}George Gershwin>GershwinPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG, June 4, 2011, | Focused on making WordPress faster and lighter. Released only four months after version 3.1, reflecting the growing speed of development in the WordPress community. valign=top! {{Version |o |3.3}}Sonny Stitt>SonnyPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2011-12-12, | Focused on making WordPress friendlier for beginners and tablet computer users. valign=top! {{Version |o |3.4}}Grant Green>GreenPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2012-06-13, | Focused on improvements to theme customization, Twitter integration and several minor changes. valign=top! {{Version |o |3.5}}Elvin Jones>ElvinPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2012-12-11, | Support for the Retina Display, color picker, new default theme "Twenty Twelve", improved image workflow. valign=top! {{Version |o |3.6}}Oscar Peterson>OscarPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=AUGUST 2013, | New default theme "Twenty Thirteen", admin enhancements, post formats UI update, menus UI improvements, new revision system, autosave and post locking. valign=top! {{Version |co |3.7}}Count Basie>BasiePUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2013-10-24, | Automatically apply maintenance and security updates in the background, stronger password recommendations, support for automatically installing the right language files and keeping them up to date. valign=top! {{Version |co |3.8}}Charlie Parker>ParkerPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2013-12-12, | Improved admin interface, responsive design for mobile devices, new typography using Open Sans, admin color schemes, redesigned theme management interface, simplified main dashboard, "Twenty Fourteen" magazine style default theme, second release using "Plugin-first development process". valign=top! {{Version |co |3.9}}Jimmy Smith (musician)>SmithPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2014-04-16, | Improvements to editor for media, live widget and header previews, new theme browser. valign=top valign=top! {{Version |co |4.0}}Benny Goodman>BennyPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2014-09-04, PHP 5.5 and MySQL 5.6.HTTP://WWW.SUNTECOSS.COM/BLOG/LEARN-WHATS-NEW-IN-WORDPRESS-V4-0 ACCESSDATE=MARCH 14, 2016, valign=top! {{Version |co|4.1}}Dinah Washington>DinahPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2014-12-18, | Twenty Fifteen as the new default theme, distraction-free writing, easy language switch, Vine embeds and plugin recommendations. valign=top! {{Version |co |4.2}}Bud Powell>PowellPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2015-04-23, | New "Press This" features, improved characters support, emoji support, improved customizer, new embeds and updated plugin system. valign=top! {{Version |co |4.3}}Billie Holiday>BilliePUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2015-08-18, | Focus on mobile experience, better passwords and improved customizer. valign=top! {{Version |co |4.4}}Clifford Brown>CliffordPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2015-12-08, | Introduction of "Twenty Sixteen" theme, and improved responsive images and embeds. valign=top! {{Version |co |4.5}}Ornette Coleman>ColemanPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORGDATE=2016-04-12, | Added inline linking, formatting shortcuts, live responsive previews, and other updates under the hood. valign=top valign=top! {{Version |co |4.6}}Pepper Adams>PepperPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORGDATE=2016-08-16, | Added streamlined updates, native fonts, editor improvements with inline link checker and content recovery, and other updates under the hood. valign=top valign=top! {{Version |co |4.7}}Sarah Vaughan>VaughanPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORGDATE=2016-12-06, | Comes with new default theme "Twenty Seventeen", Video Header Support, PDF preview, custom CSS in live preview, editor Improvements, and other updates under the hood. valign=top valign=top! {{Version |co |4.8}}Bill Evans>EvansPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2017-05-03, | The next-generation editor. Additional specific goals include the TinyMCE inline element / link boundaries, new media widgets, WYSIWYG in text widget. End Support for Internet Explorer Versions 8, 9, and 10. valign=top valign=top! {{Version |co |4.9}}Billy Tipton>TiptonPUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORG DATE=2017-08-02, PUBLISHER=WORDPRESS.ORGDATE=2017-10-05, valign=top valign=top! {{Version |co |5.0}}BeboDATE=NOVEMBER 15, 2017, GutenbergHTTPS://WORDPRESS.ORG/GUTENBERG/WEBSITE=THE NEW GUTENBERG EDITING EXPERIENCE, with new default theme "Twenty Nineteen". valign=top valign=top! {{Version |co |5.1}}BettyDATE=DECEMBER 19, 2018, | PHP version upgrade notices, and block editor improvements. valign=top valign=top! {{Version |c |5.2}}JacoDATE=MAY 20, 2019, | Include Site Health Check, PHP error protection, the all new block directory, and update package signing.

WordPress 5.0 "Bebo"

The December 2018 release of WordPress 5.0, "Bebo", is named in homage to the pioneering Cuban jazz musician Bebo Valdés.WEB,weblink WordPress 5.0 "Bebo", 2018-12-06, WordPress News, en-US, 2018-12-12, (File:Classic Block.png|thumb)(File:New WordPress Page Editor.png|thumb)It included a new default editor "Gutenberg" - a block-based editor; it allows users to modify their displayed content in a much more user friendly way than prior iterations. Blocks are abstract units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a web page.WEB,weblink Gutenberg « WordPress Codex,, 2018-12-12, Past content that was created on WordPress pages is listed under what is referred to as a Classic Block.WEB,weblink The Complete Guide to Gutenberg's Classic Block, go gutenberg, en-US, 2018-12-12,

Classic Editor plugin

The Classic Editor Plugin was created as result of User preferences & as a way to help website developers to maintain past plugins only compatible with WordPress 4.9.8 giving plugin developers time to get their plugins updated & compatible with the 5.0 release. Having the Classic Editor plugin installed restores the "classic" editing experience that WordPress has had up until the WordPress 5.0 release.WEB,weblink A tip for the WordPress 5.0 release - Gutenberg and the Classic Editor, 2018-12-06, Garage, 2018-12-12, The Classic Editor Plugin will be supported at least until 2022.WEB,weblink Classic Editor, Contributors, WordPress,, en-US, 2018-12-12,


Matt Mullenweg has stated that the future of WordPress is in social, mobile, and as an application platform.WEB,weblink Radically Simplified WordPress,, March 11, 2015, 2012-05-23, WEB,weblink Matt Mullenweg: State of the Word 2013,, March 11, 2015, 2013-07-30,


Many security issuesWEB, June 28, 2007, David Kierznowski,weblink,weblink" title="">weblink March 9, 2012, February 17, 2016, have been uncovered in the software, particularly in 2007, 2008, and 2015. According to Secunia, WordPress in April 2009 had seven unpatched security advisories (out of 32 total), with a maximum rating of "Less Critical". Secunia maintains an up-to-date list of WordPress vulnerabilities.WEB,weblink Secunia WordPress Vulnerability Report,, September 13, 2013, In January 2007, many high-profile search engine optimization (SEO) blogs, as well as many low-profile commercial blogs featuring AdSense, were targeted and attacked with a WordPress exploit.WEB,weblink WordPress Exploit Nails Big Name Seo Bloggers,, December 18, 2011, A separate vulnerability on one of the project site's web servers allowed an attacker to introduce exploitable code in the form of a back door to some downloads of WordPress 2.1.1. The 2.1.2 release addressed this issue; an advisory released at the time advised all users to upgrade immediately.WEB,weblink WordPress 2.1.1 dangerous, Upgrade to 2.1.2,, March 4, 2007, March 2, 2007, In May 2007, a study revealed that 98% of WordPress blogs being run were exploitable because they were running outdated and unsupported versions of the software.WEB,weblink" title="">weblinkweblink Survey Finds Most WordPress Blogs Vulnerable, Blog Security, March 15, 2012, May 23, 2007, June 15, 2010, yes, mdy-all, In part to mitigate this problem, WordPress made updating the software a much easier, "one click" automated process in version 2.7 (released in December 2008).WEB,weblink Updating WordPress, WordPress Codex, no, September 25, 2012, However, the filesystem security settings required to enable the update process can be an additional risk.WEB,weblink Yet another WordPress release, August 13, 2009, September 24, 2012, In a June 2007 interview, Stefan Esser, the founder of the PHP Security Response Team, spoke critically of WordPress' security track record, citing problems with the application's architecture that made it unnecessarily difficult to write code that is secure from SQL injection vulnerabilities, as well as some other problems.WEB,weblink" title="">weblinkweblink Interview with Stefan Esser, BlogSecurity, October 13, 2012, June 28, 2007, June 15, 2010, In June 2013, it was found that some of the 50 most downloaded WordPress plugins were vulnerable to common Web attacks such as SQL injection and XSS. A separate inspection of the top-10 e-commerce plugins showed that seven of them were vulnerable.WEB, Robert Westervelt,weblink Popular WordPress E-Commerce Plugins Riddled With Security Flaws - Page: 1, CRN, June 18, 2013, March 11, 2015, In an effort to promote better security, and to streamline the update experience overall, automatic background updates were introduced in WordPress 3.7.WEB,weblink Configuring Automatic Background Updates « WordPress Codex,, June 30, 2014, Individual installations of WordPress can be protected with security plugins that prevent user enumeration, hide resources and thwart probes. Users can also protect their WordPress installations by taking steps such as keeping all WordPress installation, themes, and plugins updated, using only trusted themes and plugins,WEB,weblink Original Free WordPress Security Infographic by Pingable, Ward, Simon, July 9, 2012, Pingable, October 28, 2012, editing the site's .htaccess configuration file if supported by the web server to prevent many types of SQL injection attacks and block unauthorized access to sensitive files. It is especially important to keep WordPress plugins updated because would-be hackers can easily list all the plugins a site uses, and then run scans searching for any vulnerabilities against those plugins. If vulnerabilities are found, they may be exploited to allow hackers to upload their own files (such as a PHP Shell script) that collect sensitive information.Developers can also use tools to analyze potential vulnerabilities, including WPScan, WordPress Auditor and WordPress Sploit Framework developed by 0pc0deFR. These types of tools research known vulnerabilities, such as a CSRF, LFI, RFI, XSS, SQL injection and user enumeration. However, not all vulnerabilities can be detected by tools, so it is advisable to check the code of plugins, themes and other add-ins from other developers.In March 2015, it was reported by many security experts and SEOs, including Search Engine Land, that a SEO plugin for WordPress called Yoast which is used by more than 14 million users worldwide has a vulnerability which can lead to an exploit where hackers can do a Blind SQL injection.Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures "CVE-2015-2292", Retrieved on July 7, 2017Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures "CVE-2015-2293", Retrieved on July 7, 2017 To fix that issue they immediately introduced a newer version 1.7.4 of the same plugin to avoid any disturbance on web because of the security lapse that the plugin had.Barry Schwartz "Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin Vulnerable To Hackers", Retrieved on February 13, 2016.In January 2017, security auditors at Sucuri identified a vulnerability in the WordPress REST API that would allow any unauthenticated user to modify any post or page within a site running WordPress 4.7 or greater. The auditors quietly notified WordPress developers, and within six days WordPress released a high priority patch to version 4.7.2 which addressed the problem.NEWS,weblink Disclosure of Additional Security Fix in WordPress 4.7.2, 2017-02-01, Make WordPress Core, 2017-02-16, en-US, NEWS,weblink Content Injection Vulnerability in WordPress 4.7 and 4.7.1, 2017-02-01, Sucuri Blog, 2017-02-16, en-US, File:Typical Tor Browser notification of a canvas read attempt.png|thumb|280x280px|The canvas fingerprinting warning that is typically given by Tor BrowserTor BrowserAs of WordPress 5.2, the minimum PHP version requirement is PHP 5.6,WEB,weblink WordPress › About » Requirements, May 21, 2019,, which was released on August 28, 2014,WEB,weblink Unsupported Branches,, May 21, 2019, and which has been unsupported by the PHP Group and not received any security patches since December 31, 2018.In the absence of specific alterations to their default formatting code, WordPress-based websites use the canvas element to detect whether the browser is able to correctly render emoji. Because Tor Browser does not currently discriminate between this legitimate use of the Canvas API and an effort to perform canvas fingerprinting, it warns that the website is attempting to 'extract HTML5 canvas image data'. Ongoing efforts seek workarounds to reassure privacy advocates while retaining the ability to check for proper emoji rendering capability. {{Citation needed|reason=Claim needs source for such ongoing efforts|date=October 2018}}

Development and support

Key developers

Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little were co-founders of the project. The core lead developers include Helen Hou-Sandí, Dion Hulse, Mark Jaquith, Matt Mullenweg, Andrew Ozz, and Andrew Nacin.WEB,weblink About WordPress, March 18, 2015,, WEB,weblink Core Team,, August 27, 2015, 2011-12-13, WordPress is also developed by its community, including WP testers, a group of volunteers who test each release.WEB,weblink Installing WordPress, August 2014, They have early access to nightly builds, beta versions and release candidates. Errors are documented in a special mailing list, or the project's Trac tool.Though largely developed by the community surrounding it, WordPress is closely associated with Automattic, the company founded by Matt Mullenweg.WEB,weblink The Billion-Dollar Tech Company With No Offices or Email, 17 December 2017, Leibowitz, Glenn, 17 December 2017, I recently met with Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, the company that develops WordPress and offers a range of products and services for WordPress users both large and small. Automattic is valued today at over $1 billion., Linkedin, On September 9, 2010, Automattic handed the WordPress trademark to the newly created WordPress Foundation, which is an umbrella organization supporting (including the software and archives for plugins and themes), bbPress and BuddyPress.

WordCamp developer and user conferences

File:WordCamp 2011 Bulgaria.jpg|thumb|right|A WordCamp in Sofia, BulgariaBulgariaWordCamps are casual, locally organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress.WEB,weblink WordCamp Central > About,, October 28, 2015, 2010-05-11, The first such event was WordCamp 2006 in August 2006 in San Francisco, which lasted one day and had over 500 attendees.WEB,weblink WordCamp 2006,, December 18, 2011, WEB,weblink WordCamp 2011,, December 18, 2011, The first WordCamp outside San Francisco was held in Beijing in September 2007.WEB,weblink WordCamp Central > Schedule,, December 18, 2011, 2010-09-27, Since then, there have been over 507 WordCamps in over 207 cities in 48 different countries around the world. WordCamp San Francisco 2014 was the last official annual conference of WordPress developers and users taking place in San Francisco, having now been replaced with WordCamp US.WEB,weblink WordCamp SF Announced (not WordCon) | WordCamp Central,, January 24, 2011, March 11, 2015,


WordPress' primary support website is This support website hosts both WordPress Codex, the online manual for WordPress and a living repository for WordPress information and documentation,WEB,weblink WordPress Codex,, March 13, 2014, and WordPress Forums, an active online community of WordPress users.WEB,weblink WordPress Forums,, March 13, 2014,

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