Web development has come a long way from plain HTML text editors to WYSIWYG applications that present a GUI interface for creating web pages. However, content management systems are the ones that revolutionized web development and negates the need to be a hardcore coder to develop decent websites.
This software is the most widely used CMS on earth. It runs on more websites than any other Content Management System platform. Powered by PHP and MYSQL, the application presents the user with an intuitive Graphical User Interface to create web pages quickly. Its users have access to extensive free and premium templates that enhance the design process. With just a few clicks and little tweaks here and there, any user can build visually appealing websites in a couple of hours.
A user can download and install this program on a local system. However, it is vital to note that the application requires a web server. So, before you proceed, you should consider downloading and configuring any web server on your computer. The second prerequisite is MYSQL, you may need to use a web server that is shipped with MYSQL by default to reduce the hassles of integrating the database server with your web server. After your server is set, just copy the WordPress folder into the web server directory, access the folder from your web browser and follow the prompts to configure the app on your computer.
This program is excellent for developers who would like to build their sites offline before transferring the site to a web host online.
WordPress is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in others programming category and is available to all software users as a free download.