Why Choose WordPress?

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One of the principle advantages of WordPress is that you are in control. Unlike remote-hosted scripts such as Blogger and LiveJournal, you host WordPress on your own server. Installation is very simple, as is the configuration. Unlike other software programs, there are not a million files to chmod nor are there dozens of templates to ...

How Is WordPress related to other blogging applications?

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WordPress was primarily inspired by Noah Grey's Greymatter open-source web log and journal software. It is related to b2, sort of a second cousin twice removed. You can use WordPress to post your own stories, ideas, rants, reviews, links, and pictures of your toothless Uncle Ernie at the wedding reception, if you choose. In addition, ...

Do I need to know PHP to use WordPress?

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No. You should be able to use WordPress through the user interface, without ever having to touch PHP. The only time you would modify your WordPress website with <a title="Glossary" href="http://codex.wordpress.org/Glossary#PHP">PHP</a> would be when integrating some of the <a title="Plugins" href="http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins">plugins</a>. There are a small number of plugins that still require manual edits to your files. ...