Wordpress CMS Anne Arundel County Maryland WordPress is a free and open­source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server, which either is part of an Internet hosting service or is a network host itself. The first case may be on a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case is a computer running the software package WordPress.org. An example of the second case is a local computer configured to act as its own web server hosting. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 26.4% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2016. WordPress is the most popular blogging system on the Web with more than 60 million websites. Released on May 27, 2003, WordPress has a web template system using a template processor. Themes WordPress users may install and switch between themes. Cuckhoo uses WordPress to change the look and functionality of a website, and they can be installed without altering the content or health of the site. 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 and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). WordPress "appearance" administration tool in the dashboard or theme folders are uploaded via FTP. The PHP, HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS code found in themes can be added to or edited for providing advanced features. WordPress themes are in general classified into two categories ­ free themes and premium themes. All the free themes are listed in the WordPress theme directory, and premium themes can be purchased from individual WordPress developers. Cuckhoo can create and develop custom themes should the client desire it. Plugins WordPress's plugin architecture allows Cuckhoo to extend the features and functionality of a website or blog. WordPress has over 40,501 plugins available, each of which offers custom functions and features tools to tailor their sites to specific needs. These customizations range from from the following: ● Search engine optimization. ● Client portals used to display private information to logged in users. ● Content management systems. ● Content displaying features. ● Addition of widgets and navigation bars. Native applications exist for the following mobile operating systems: ● WebOS. ● Android. ● iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad). ● Windows Phone. ● BlackBerry. These applications allow the following options: ● Adding new blog posts and pages. ● Commenting. ● Moderating comments. ● Replying to comments. ● Ability to view the stats. Other WordPress features are the following: ● Integrated link management. ● Search engine–friendly. ● Clean permalink structure. ● The ability to assign multiple categories to articles. ● Support for tagging of posts and articles. Automatic filters are also included, providing standardized formatting and styling of text in articles (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 blog 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.