PHP first arrived on the web programming scene in 1995 and was originally an acronymn for Personal Home Page. Today PHP stands for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor and is used on over 240 million websites. The release of PHP as of July 24, 2014, is 5.5.15 and is open-source for all to use for free.
The power of the language is that it provides extended logic to HTML code. Developed organically without the specific intent to create a language, but to assist in creating a tool to enhance a personal resume, PHP was inspired by and is similar to C language and PERL but simpler and easier to use. PHP is an interpreted language and can run on multiple platforms.
WordPress is largely based on PHP.
Flock Skill Assessment August 14, 2014.