It was written in PHP for use with My SQL by Michel Valdrighi, who is now a contributing developer to Word Press.Although Word Press is the official successor, another project, b2evolution, is also in active development.
Word Press users may install and switch among different themes.
Includes internal linking abilities, a newly streamlined writing interface, and many other changes.
Improved admin interface, responsive design for mobile devices, new typography using Open Sans, admin color schemes, redesigned theme management interface, simplified main dashboard, "Twenty Fourteen" magazine style default theme, second release using "Plugin-first development process". Additional specific goals include the Tiny MCE inline element / link boundaries, new media widgets, WYSIWYG in text widget.
As of February 2017, Word Press is used by 58.7% of all the websites whose content management system is known. Added the Admin Bar, which is displayed on all blog pages when an admin is logged in, and Post Format, best explained as a Tumblr like micro-blogging feature.
It provides easy access to many critical functions, such as comments and updates.
Automatic filters are also included, providing standardized formatting and styling of text in posts (for example, converting regular quotes to smart quotes).