Full standards compliance —
Word Press has gone to great lengths
to make sure every bit of WordPress generated code is in full compliance with
the standards of the W3C. This is important not
only for interoperability with today's browser but also for forward
compatibility with the tools of the next generation. Your web site is a
beautiful thing, and you should demand nothing less.
No Rebuilding —
Changes you make to your templates or
entries are reflected immediately on your site, with no need for regenerating
WordPress Pages —
Pages allow you to manage non-blog
content easily, so for example you could have a static "About" page that you
manage through WordPress. For an idea of how powerful this is, the entire
WordPress.org site could be run off WordPress alone. (We don't for technical
WordPress Links --
Links allows you to create, maintain,
and update any number of blogrolls through your administration interface. This
is much faster than calling an external blogroll manager.
WordPress Themes —
WordPress comes with a full theme system which
makes designing everything from the simplest blog to the most complicated
webzine a piece of cake, and you can even have multiple themes with totally
different looks that you switch with a single click. Have a new design every
WordPress fully supports
both the Trackback and Pingback standards,
and we are committed to supporting future standards as they develop.
Visitors to your site can leave comments on
individual entries, and through Trackback or Pingback can comment on their own
site. You can enable or disable comments on a per-post basis.
Spam protection —
Out of the box WordPress comes with
very robust tools such as an integrated blacklist and open proxy checker to
manage and eliminate comment spam on your blog, and there is also a rich array
of plugins that can take this functionality a step further.
Full user registration —
WordPress has a built-in user
registration system that (if you choose) can allow people to register and
maintain profiles and leave authenticated comments on your blog. You can
optionally close comments for non-registered users. There are also plugins
that hide posts from lower level users.
Password Protected Posts —
You can give passwords to
individual posts to hide them from the public. You can also have private posts
which are viewable only by their author.
Easy Installation —
Installing WordPress and
upgrading from previous versions and other software is a piece of cake. Install it from your Easy Apps section in your control panel.
Easy Importing —
We currently have importers for Movable
Type, Textpattern, Greymatter, Blogger, and b2. Work on importers for Nucleus
and pMachine are under way.
XML-RPC interface —
WordPress currently supports an
extended version of the Blogger
API, MetaWeblog API, and finally the MovableType API. You can even use
clients designed for other platforms like Zempt.
You can have types of users that can only post
drafts, not publish to the front page.
Typographical niceties —
WordPress uses the Texturize engine to
intelligently convert plain ASCII into typographically correct XHTML entities.
This includes quotes, apostrophes, ellipses, em and en dashes, multiplication
symbols, and ampersands. For information about the proper use of such entities
see Peter Sheerin's article The
Trouble With Em ’n En.
Intelligent Text Formatting —
If you've dealt with
systems that convert new lines to line breaks before you know why they have a
bad name: if you have any sort of HTML they butcher it by putting tags after
every new line indiscriminately, breaking your formatting and validation. Our
function for this intelligently avoids places where you already have breaks
and block-level HTML tags, so you can leave it on without worrying about it
breaking your code.
Multiple Authors —
WordPress' highly advanced user system
allows up to 10 levels of users, with different levels having different (and
configurable) privileges with regard to publishing, editing, options, and
Cross-browser bookmarklets make it easy to
publish to your blog or add links to your blogroll with a minimum of effort.
Ping away —
WordPress supports pinging Ping-O-Matic, which means maximum
exposure for your blog to search engines.