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Beginning WordPress 3 by Stephanie Leary

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Chapter 1. About WordPress

WordPress has, according to the Open Source CMS Market Share Report 2009 (www.cmswire.com/downloads/cms-market-share), become the most popular blog—and content management—system in the world. It is a flexible system that can be used to create sites for businesses, project collaborations, university departments, artist portfolios, and (of course!) personal or group blogs. It requires only PHP and a MySQL database, and it can run on Apache or IIS web servers.

But what is it, and why would you use it?

Why WordPress?

WordPress is one of many PHP/MySQL content management systems that allow content editors to use a web interface to maintain their sites instead of editing and uploading HTML files to a server. Some systems, like ...

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