WordPress is a web based blog publishing system written in PHP. It requires a MySQL database to store it's data in it. WordPress is the direct successor of b2\cafelog, developed by Michel Valdrighi. The lead developer is Matt Mullenweg. WordPress features a templateing system, search engine friendly permalink system, Integrated link management, multiple plugins support, nested categories, user access listings and logs, per IP bans, multiple authors, static pages, tag support and more. Note that WordPress blogs are one of the most indexed pages on the net by search engines like Google and Yahoo!