WordPress was used to run my first blog in June of 2004, and I have been using it exclusively ever since.
Why WordPress? It does not matter what type of website you want or what functions are needed, WordPress can dance that tune in a stunning theme to match. You can create a sophisticated, modern magazine, a robust eCommerce site, socially connected community with integrated profiles, exotic portfolios are even just a simple blog. In fact, nearly 50% of all websites are running WordPress. And like ArcanaPost, nearly 20% of all self hosted websites are too.
Getting Started With WordPress. With such a massive user base comes a plethora of themes, plugins, and services. While beneficial in many regards, the sheer volume of capabilities and aesthetic options often cause either confusion or dysfunction for many projects. Keep your website focused on the project and be aware that adding features may detract from your primary objective.