Introduction

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WordPress is an Open Source software system used by millions of people around the world to create beautiful websites and blogs. It is completely customisable by the use of themes and plugins.

“WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.”

Themes can be easily downloaded from the official WordPress site or from hundreds of other places around the web. The same goes with plugins, which are used to extend the functionality of your WordPress site.

As well as being a fantastic blogging and content management system, one of the huge benefits is the wealth of information out there. There’s a great community of people behind the design & development of the WordPress system itself. People from all over the world contribute their time, knowledge and skill to keeping WordPress updated and secure.

There’s also a huge number of designers, developers & bloggers who share their knowledge through blog posts, tutorials, reviews, videos and the creation of thousands of themes & plugins.

WordPress powers a staggering amount of websites. In fact, it powers over 33% of the whole web! Everything from personal blogs to large corporate websites. The following are just a very few examples of the millions of diverse sites powered by WordPress…

Houston Zoo – https://www.houstonzoo.org
The Houston Zoo provides a fun, unique, and inspirational experience fostering appreciation, knowledge, and care for the natural world.

ASI – Sacramento State Universityhttp://www.asi.csus.edu
Associated Students, Inc. serves as the official governing body of the Sacramento State University students and through operation and sponsorship of programs and services meets the varied needs of students.

The Jane Goodall Institutehttp://www.janegoodall.org
The Jane Goodall Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share.

Felicia Day – http://feliciaday.com
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous television shows including, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural and Eureka. Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world. She costarred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award–winning Internet musical, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild.

The Official Star Wars Blog – http://www.starwars.com/news
Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise conceived by George Lucas. The first film in the franchise was originally released on May 25, 1977, by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. Star Wars is one of the most popular movie series of all time and the series’ official blog is powered by WordPress.

Sweden’s Official Sitehttp://sweden.se
The official website of Sweden. This site is publicly funded by four organisations: the Swedish Institute; the Swedish Government Offices, Business Sweden, and VisitSweden.

The Obama Foundationhttps://www.obama.org
The Obama Foundation was established in January 2014 to carry on the great, unfinished project of renewal and global progress.