WordPress is one of the leading Content Management Systems (CMS), blogging tools, and publishing platforms on the internet today. This open-source platform has millions of users, designers, and developers creating with its dynamic features.

With a myriad of themes (website templates) and plugins (applications for your website), you can just about create a custom website without having extensive knowledge of web design and development.

There is a huge community surrounding the technology. WordCamp is a conference held throughout the world where users gather to learn more and share their experiences. Meetups are also a good way to connect with other users locally. Of course the internet is an amazing resource with community message boards/ support forums as well as blogs dedicated to WordPress.

Suggested Links:

WPbeginner (great tips and tutorials)
WordPress.org (Codex and other useful info)
WordPress.com (blogging platform)