Frequently Asked Questions
Due to its high popularity, WordPress users are advised to keep their installations always up to date, as older versions are often targets of hacking attempts.
There are benefits to rolling your own flavor of WordPress, however. Since it is built with PHP, WordPress is easy to extend, change, and adapt for innumerable use cases. These additions mostly take form of Themes or Plugins, but it could go even deeper than that.
There are also several mobile applications available that connect to existing WordPress installations and allow for basic tasks like article and comment management, checking statistics, etc.
Being simple PHP, WordPress can be used on just about any modern web server. It also requires an SQL database to save its data in. Once both the web and database servers are available, the installation itself takes only a few minutes.