You might be asking the question: what is WordPress? Well, WordPress is basically a method of creating blogs and websites. Although it is often described as a blogging platform, there is so much more to WordPress than just blogs. With WordPress you can pretty much create any kind of website you want. You can create a website that looks nothing like a blog, if you choose the right theme.
History of WordPress
Back in the early 2000’s there was a blogging platform called b2/cafelog. It is estimated that by about May 2003 there were approximately two thousand blogs using b2/cafelog. From that came the collaboration of Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg, who created WordPress in 2003.
The wonderful thing about using WordPress to power your blog or website is that it is extremely flexible. There are two basic differences in how you can use the service. With WordPress.com you can use it as a sub-domain of the WordPress.com website, which is great if you do not want the hassle of having your own site. With the WordPress.org version you can upload it to your own website.
So which is the best version of WordPress to use? Well, the answer to that lies in what kind of way you wish to use it. The benefit of the WordPress.com version is that it is so easy to set up and run, and is therefore great for novices who just want to quickly put up a blog but do not want the hassle of running their own website.
Having said that, WordPress.org has some major benefits for those who want to take their blogging to the next level. With the ability to be able to use it on your own website, this means you can have whatever domain name you want. As well as this, there is a huge range of layouts and add-ons that you can choose from, all helping to make your website unique.