WordPress (Legacy)

Get to know WordPress (Legacy)

Staying true to its origins, WordPress is still 100% free to use. You can download the open-source version and run it on your own server, or tweak it to do anything you'd like. Or, you can use the hosted version at WordPress.com to start a free blog in a couple clicks or pay for advanced features. Either way, you'll get the same great power to make a blog or site that looks like you want.

WordPress is built around blogging. It's great for running any type of websites—but when you first open the WordPress admin page where you add content to your site, you'll notice its blogging roots. In WordPress.com, you'll get a simple screen to write posts without distractions; in self-hosted WordPress or in WordPress.com's traditional editor, you'll get a place to write posts in rich text or HTML with options to add tags, categories, images, and more. It's designed to be an easy way to publish content frequently.

You can use those same features to publish stand-alone pages and keep your website's landing page up-to-date. With plugins, you can take WordPress even further, using its editor as a way to build forms, eCommerce stores, and more. That's its second best benefit. Besides making it easy to publish content, it's so customizable, you can use WordPress to build almost anything you want. Odds are, you visit sites each day that you'd never guess were powered by WordPress, and yet they are, powering stores and directories and news sites and more.

One of the more important things about your site is how it looks, and WordPress makes it easy to customize that as well. You can install free and paid themes that'll make your site look just like you want, and can tweak those themes to make your copy of the theme unique. Or, you can hand-code your theme to give you the most freedom over your site. Themes can even include extra features, as how the O2 theme turns WordPress into a social network-like blog for internal communications.

With a tool as versatile as WordPress, it's impossible to point to one feature and say this is the reason to use it. Instead, the reason to use it is its versatility. You can use WordPress to make anything you want—even an entirely new blogging system if you want to fork WordPress all over again—or can stick with the basics for an easy way to publish content online.

Originally published April 7, 2015; updated June 6, 2018 with new WordPress.com pricing, screenshots, and features

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Mailchimp

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LinkedIn

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Buffer

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YouTube

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Notes
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Slack

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Google Drive

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Gmail

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Airtable

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Salesforce (Legacy)

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ActiveCampaign

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Pocket

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Email Newsletters
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Microsoft Office 365

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Podio

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Eventbrite

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Twilio

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Asana

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Shopify

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Firebase / Firestore

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Infusionsoft by Keap

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JotForm

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Scoop.it

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Calendly

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Microsoft Excel

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Instagram

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Medium

Social Media Accounts
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Vimeo

Video & Audio
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MySQL

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Pipedrive

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Cisco Webex Meetings

Video Conferencing
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Yammer

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Wufoo

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HubSpot

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Reddit

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MailerLite

Email Newsletters
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SQL Server

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Facebook Lead Ads

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Vtiger CRM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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OneDrive

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SurveyMonkey

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Teachable

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Agile CRM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Bitly

URL Shortener
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Salesforce

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AWeber

Email Newsletters
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Meetup

Event Management
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Odoo ERP Self Hosted

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Kajabi

eCommerce
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Instagram for Business

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ClickFunnels

Marketing Automation
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Google Contacts

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GoToWebinar

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Zoho CRM

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Wrike

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WHMCS

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SugarCRM 6.2-5

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Stripe

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Constant Contact

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Drip

Drip Emails
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Zoho Recruit

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Xero

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Revue

Email Newsletters
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Jira Software Server

Project Management
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Microsoft Outlook

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OneNote

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Box

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Zendesk

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WPForms

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MeetEdgar

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GetResponse

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Smartsheet

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Webflow

Website Builders
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PayPal

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Mighty Networks

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Basecamp 2

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Klaviyo

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Formstack

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Google My Business

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Ninja Forms

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WooCommerce

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Cognito Forms

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Amazon DynamoDB

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BL.INK

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FreshBooks Classic

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StockTwits

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SendGrid

Transactional Email
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Zoho Creator

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Big Cartel

eCommerce
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Amazon SNS

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Campaign Monitor

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SoundCloud

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GitHub

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Copper

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Microsoft Teams

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Netlify

Website Builders
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GoToMeeting

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Cloudbeds

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Flodesk

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Mailgun

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Zoom

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Todoist

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Insightly

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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ClickSend SMS

Phone & SMS
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Mandrill

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Instagram Custom Audiences

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Pardot

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Amazon S3

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Thinkific

Online Courses
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Marketo

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Mailparser

Email
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Chatfuel

Social Media Marketing
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Invoice Ninja

Proposal & Invoice Management
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Inoreader

Website Builders
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Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM

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Pushover

Notifications
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Vision6

Marketing Automation
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Bullhorn CRM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Zoho Forms

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Swarm

Social Media Accounts
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Paperform

Forms & Surveys
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Storenvy

eCommerce
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Teamwork

Project Management
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Google Analytics

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Strava

Fitness
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Nimble

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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AWS Lambda

Amazon +2Amazon, Developer Tools, Premium
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Freshsales

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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SamCart

eCommerce
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RescueTime

Time Tracking Software
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Recurly

eCommerce +1eCommerce, Payment Processing
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Trustpilot

Reviews
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Streak

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Azure DevOps

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Zoho Invoice

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Instapaper

Bookmark Managers
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Google Tasks

Google +1Google, Task Management
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Kintone

App Builder
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CoSchedule

Scheduling & Booking
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Highrise

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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SignNow

Signatures
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Wistia

Video & Audio
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Tookan

Scheduling & Booking
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Acuity Scheduling

Scheduling & Booking
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Kartra

Marketing Automation
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Pushbullet

Notifications
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Submittable

Forms & Surveys
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Formidable Forms

Forms & Surveys +1Forms & Surveys, WordPress
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Zoho Books

Accounting +1Accounting, Zoho
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Landbot

Marketing Automation
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Act!

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Facebook Messenger

Facebook +1Facebook, Social Media Marketing
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Geckoboard

Dashboards
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Jenkins

Developer Tools
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YouCanBook.Me

Scheduling & Booking
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Help Scout

Customer Support
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Untappd

Lifestyle & Entertainment
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SocialPilot

Social Media Marketing
Integrate WordPress with WordPress (Legacy)

WordPress

Website Builders +1Website Builders, WordPress
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Mattermost

Team Chat
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Quick Base

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Smoove

Marketing Automation
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HelloSign

Signatures
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Coda

Documents
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Zoho Subscriptions

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Beeminder

Time Tracking Software
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LearnDash

Online Courses +1Online Courses, WordPress
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Short.cm

URL Shortener
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SignUpGenius

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Credit Repair Cloud

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Klick-Tipp

Marketing Automation
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ScheduleOnce

Scheduling & Booking
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Close

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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TalentLMS

Online Courses
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SMSAPI

Phone & SMS

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