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15 Interesting Facts About WordPress

Wordpress.org is the most popular online publishing platform or content management system, currently powering more than a third of the worldwideweb. With the intention to bring the WordPress experience to a larger audience, WordPress.com was created in 2005.

WordPress.org is Free

In order to protect the freedoms offered by open source, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg created the WordPress Foundation. This non-profit organization owns the ‘WordPress’ trademark, and protects freedoms offered by the software’s open source license.

Powers More Than a Third of The Web

Overall, the WordPress network welcomes more than 409 million people viewing more than 15.5 billion pages each month. Users also publish about 41.7 million new posts and leave 60.5 million new comments each month.

Most Popular Opensource Platform

WordPress is released under GNU GPL (General Public License) , which allows anyone in the world to download and use it. The source code is freely available for anyone to study, use, modify, and build upon.

Learn what an opensource platform is>>

It Powers Fortune 500 companies

WordPress powers popular companies and blogs, the likes of  Sony Music, Tech Crunch,  Facebook Newsroom, Mozilla Blog etc.

Has a .org and .com

WordPress.org is the open-source software or CMS that allows you to build your website at 100% free. All you need is a domain name and web hosting plan.

Though, before that can happen, you would need o download the latest version from the website when building from WAMP, XAMP or ZAMP or install directly from Cpanel.

On the other hand, WordPress.com is a blog hosting service run by Automattic.

Free only with when your domain looks like this ‘yourdomain.wordpress.com’

Click here for pricing and benefits.

Automattic Inc. Is Constantly Work on Improving The WordPress.com Platform

Yes they are! They are the great hands behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Tumblr, WordPress VIP, Simplenote, Longreads, Crowdsignal, Atavist, Happy Tools, and more.

Matt Mullenweg Is The Lead Developer

WordPress , which started as a simple open source blogging platform, as of 2019 now runs over 36% of all websites and growing at a progressive rate. Matt Mullenweg doubles as Lead developer and co-founder alongside Mike Little.

His roles with WordPress have spanned development, support, design, systems, event planning, janitorial, and public advocacy. According to him, the community now includes people far better than him at all those tasks.

Websites Created Using WordPress are Easy to Manage

All aspect of WordPress has been made easy because there are plugins for almost every problem.

Here are the list of Management tools to protect your WordPress website.

  • Mange Wp
  • MainWP
  • InfiniteWP
  • Jetpack

Generally they can be used to mange 1 or more WordPress website, from backups, to detecting and solving security issues, to updating of plugins and themes(though, current versions of WordPress can be set to auto update plugins), monitor site performances and more.

Best Platform For Freelancers & SME’s

With WordPress you can build that stunning website in no time without any prior coding experience.

Builders/plugins like Eelementor can do the trick in 1 hour.

WordPress Is More Visited Than Twitter

With 163 million unique visitors per month, WordPress is more visited than Twitter, which gets “only” around 156 million unique visitors per month, as stated by Automattic.

Has More Than 58,000 Plugins Available For Usage

The Plugin Directory currently lists over 58,000 plugins as of the 15th of March 2021 with 1.5 billion total downloads.

Avada is the Most Bought WordPress Theme On ThemeForest

Toping other WordPress themes on Themeforest with over 667,131 sales, Avada is  priced at $60, with maybe some promotions here and there. You do the maths!

An empire has been built 🏃

WordPress Started in 2003

When Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg created a fork of b2/cafelog. The need for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system was clear even then.

B2/cafelog is a simple, unmaintained, “classy news/weblog tool,” created specifically for blogging. (It is also commonly known as just b2 or cafelog.) B2/cafelog is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Read more here!

The first WordCamp Was Organized in San Francisco by Matt Mullenweg in 2006

WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source personal publishing software that powers over 75 million sites on the web.

WordCamps come in all different flavors, based on the local communities that produce them, but in general, WordCamps incude sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, beginning plugin and theme development, advanced techniques, security, etc

Find a WordCamp here!

WordPress is Built on PHP and MySQL

PHP is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development while MySQL is a database management system that is used by WordPress to store and retrieve all your blog information.

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