The WordPress community is built and maintained by volunteers, using the same methods — and many of the same tools — that are used to make WordPress itself. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.Everything you see here, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your recipe site to a Fortune 500 web site without paying anyone a license fee and a number of other important freedoms.
On this site you can download and install a software script called WordPress. To do this you need a web host who meets the minimum requirements and a little time. WordPress is completely customizable and can be used for almost anything. There is also a service called WordPress.com which lets you get started with a new and free WordPress-based blog in seconds, but varies in several ways and is less flexible than the WordPress you download and install yourself.What You Can Use WordPress ForWordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins and widgets and themes.
WordPress is limited only by your imagination. (And tech chops.)
If you want to get the most out of WordPress, we highly recommend you get involved, learn from others and perhaps lend a hand as well. Visit Making WordPress to learn how. If you are interested in doing presentations or speaking, you do not have to be the world’s renowned expert to do a presentation with us. As long as you have some WordPress related knowledge to share, we would love to have you present a talk or workshop.
If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with one of the organizers or a current member. We would be happy to help you. We look forward to seeing you and thanks again for becoming a part of the Nigerian WordPress Community.
P.S – We are always looking for Sponsorship, please send a message or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your support, ideas, suggestions and links.
P.P.S: WordPress users! Lately there have been quite a few people wanting to organize Meetups or WordCamps for the publicity value who don’t even use WordPress to power their own blogs/sites. If you’re looking to stand up and be a WordPress Meetup Community Leader, you need to be a WordPress user. It seems silly to have to state that explicitly, but there you have it.