What is WordPress? WordPress is an open source content management system and blog publishing application. I recommend WordPress because its straight forward user interface is easy to master as well as being a flexible application. Although there are thousands of plugins, the base package is feature rich and contains several features that are included in more complex content management systems.To get started with WordPress, you must first download the latest version of WordPress. After the download completes, you will have to ftp this Zip file to your hosting account. You can do this by logging into your hosting control panel and selecting the upload file. After completing the upload a database will need to be created. Be sure to keep the database server hostname, name, user and password. These will be needed in the next step. Now you must run the wordpress install.