3. What is WordPress?

WordPress started life as an online system to allow people to setup Blogs (originally effectively online diaries), and in the beginning most of these sites looked very plain and boring.

However, as the popularity of WordPress has grown, two things have happened. WordPress itself expanded in functionality, to both enable to creation of full websites within its scope, and then professional designers began to design themes for WordPress which allowed anyone to have a website which had the quality of design of one which would normally cost many thousands of pounds.