WordPress is a free, “open source,” web-based program that makes it easy to build and maintain a website.

When the WordPress web software was launched in 2003, it was merely an easy way to set up a blog. Now, largely due to the support of a large-scale open source community, WordPress has evolved into a full web Content Management System (CMS), which means that it can be used to create and manage robust, well-designed websites that are rich in multi-media and other content.

After testing several CMS options and an extensive beta test, WordPress became the CMS centrally supported by the IMC web team. (It was the right price/value relationship in terms of user-friendliness, cost, and scalability/flexibility).