What Is WordPress?

While BlogWorld has been around for over three years (first year in New York), this is the first time that WordPress was on the show floor. Yes, amazing as it seems, the world’s most popular blog software has avoided the BlogWorld Expo until now.

WordPress set up a nice big display right at the front entrance, making them impossible to overlook. While that was great for them, it may have been a headache for their people staffing the booth since they had to put up with the Infolinks boogie every 30 minutes.

We welcomed WordPress to BlogWorld by asking them the most brain busting questions we can come up with: What is WordPress? The answer is in the video.

While we’re on the subject of WordPress, I should remind everyone that version 3.1.3 is now available for download. This is a security update so everyone must upgrade.


52 thoughts on “What Is WordPress?”

  1. exsuit says:

    I never heard of the new microblog feature on WP – checking it out now.

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      Indeed. Looks interesting. Perhaps useful for mobile-centric projects.

    2. Yeah its a pretty sweet feature actually. Noticed an increasing amount of people using it too!

      1. Hey John … you are still not that much familiar blogger … isn’t ?

        1. John is pretty familiar, what do you mean?

          1. I mean that fellow did not recognise John … If recognised John than he would not have tried to make him understand what is wordpress …

            Got my point ?

  2. fazal mayar says:

    haha thats funny, the guy didnt look really comfortable being recorded randomly like this.

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      Haha, yeah. You guys were just being mean to the poor guy! 🙂 Although, maybe WP could have had some people who are a bit better with PR at their booth.

      1. fas says:

        I think he was a developer.

      2. He was trying to be happy in front of camera …. Lollzz

  3. John,
    you were grilling that guy pretty hard with tough questions but he handled it well.

    1. Thanks for bringing smile …

      You are always awesome in any kind of event John ….

    2. fazal mayar says:

      yeah i thought he held himself well even if he didnt look really comfortable

  4. Louie Sison says:

    Really funny. You’re correct Justine, that guy is really grilled…
    Thanks for sharing John.

  5. Roving reporter John Chow strikes again.

    1. @penny
      hey tweet this post with this title … Awesome.
      love

  6. Leo says:

    What is wordpress? How do I tie my shoes?, How to kill a cow? How cold is Canada in Winter?……Creating content farms with John Chow.

    1. Another day. Another troll.

  7. Wooo Nice.. Still I’m new to WordPress and near by day I move my blogspot blog to wordpress, But Still I didn’t buy domain or hostings. And I made a account and import my all posts to new wordpress. But My google juice and backlinks I made to blogspot blog also need for me. To get those also I need to upload some files to server. But I don’t know How to upload that PHP file into wordpress.. When I get solve this problem I’m defenitely moving to WordPress Forever..

  8. Nice post about wordpress thanks for sharing it John

  9. Nice post ,i wonder about WP robot , is it still effective after the panda update ?

  10. Jayrweblog says:

    I don’t know much about WordPress, sorry for that John. I am planning now to learn about other feature of WordPress and then pack all my things to transfer in a WordPress powered blog.

    1. your this post helped Jay.

      Still thousands of people are using blogspot and they are still coming up with new theme and features.

  11. Now this is interesting title on blog like John chow …

  12. Gunnar says:

    They probably get people asking questions like “What is WordPress” without being facetious all day long. That’s why it’s kind of hard for this guy to know if John is being serious or not.

  13. Alps says:

    I swear : I hadnt heard of WP enough until last year to even have a clue as to how I was going to build my first site. I started at Weebly. =)

    1. Everyone has to start somewhere! I remember when I built my first site in Microsoft Frontpage those, were the days!

      1. My first site as made with Frontpage too, kinda sucked.

    2. WordPress has been around for a long time, that is Internet time.

    3. You know weebly and you do not know wordpress … Now that is really interesting.

      1. Alps says:

        You’re right : a crude version of my site still exists at the place =) NO KIDDING. At the time, I was wih godaddy chat support for an hour trying to get thm to tell me how to build a site with login/logout features.

        Weebly didnt have that

        1. Alps says:

          And btw – struggled with dreamweaver for a week. People outside the WP loop are totally isolated.

  14. flash game says:

    that guy looks very innocent and cute in this video .

    1. And chubby face as well ….

  15. PPC Ian says:

    Great video, very entertaining. It’s crazy this is the first year WordPress showed up to BlogWorld. That said, WordPress is free so they probably don’t have a ton of marketing budget. Even if they got in for free, it costs money to have and staff a booth.

    1. exsuit says:

      WordPress make a TON of money.

      1. It only makes money from the valued added hosting services for those who are using the open source version and their own hosting they make $0. So with regards to a TON of money they are making a nice chunk but not huge

      2. How does WordPress make money?

  16. fas says:

    I was shocked when i read what is wordpress as everyone knows what it is.

    1. Some people don’t. You’ll be surprised.

  17. Hotdogman says:

    Were you wearing your “I’m John Chow, Bitch” shirt while you were recording?

    1. I’m surprised people aren’t offended by that shirt.

  18. Tmax says:

    Hi guys how good is wordpress in comparison to drupal in terms of SEO and design flexibility? How well does wordpress handle traffic in comparison to drupal? can anyone comment?

    1. Kevin Kimes says:

      Not sure on direct comparisons. WordPress is everywhere, which makes it easy to make it do what you want with themes and plug-ins. Whatever you want to do, somebody else has already done it, and many people are available and able to help.

      Whether one is faster than the other doesn’t matter, because there are indeed some sites with gigantic traffic numbers running WordPress. It’s “efficient enough”.

      If success or failure depends on saving a few dollars on hosting power, then there are bigger problems. Plus there’s Content Delivery Networks, too.

  19. WordPress is the best userface out there if interested in launching a blog.

    1. There really isn’t anything better than WordPress for blogging.

  20. Swamykant says:

    Thanks for share 🙂

  21. Cheryl Jones says:

    That comment about a “janitorial” theme got me interested…I’m going to check it out.

  22. Informative post and really great feature,i would like to say thanks for providing the information about Word Press…

  23. Steve-O says:

    He´s a “hapiness developer”.
    He actually responded well – just not very confidently..
    thanks for the upload

  24. i love to have wordpress and its features are really great and thanks for sharing the post too

  25. Forex News says:

    Yeah its a pretty sweet feature actually. Noticed an increasing amount of people using it too!

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