10 Interesting WordPress Facts You Must know

What is WordPress and who released it first? It is a free open source blogging software and...

  1. What is WordPress and who released it first?

It is a free open source blogging software and content management system or CMS based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress was initially built for writing blog has now evolved into one of the most used website managing systems around the world. The most important features include plugin and a theme system.

It was first released on May 27 in 2003 by its founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little under licensed GPLv2 with released version was 0.7. Currently the version has reached the number of 4.2.2 which was released on February 2, 2016.
  1. Why is it available for free?

It is open source software and is distributed under the license called general Public License. It means free to use. Company behind It is Automatic who distributes the open source software, there are thousands of contributors and volunteers to building the software and making it better, fixing patches, perform bug fixing and suggest new features. This is why the WordPress is free to use, it is build by hundreds of WordPress volunteers.
  1. Many people use it.

The latest numbers there are over 2.850 free themes hosted on WordPress.org and it was downloaded 119.008.809 times (and counting). And for premium template or themes the market place i.e. ElegantThemes. You can easily buy themes from ElegantThemes and use it for your website or blog.
  1. 23% of New U.S. Registered Domains Run on it

Out of every 100 domains registered in the U.S., 23 of them will be run on it. Considering that an average of 120,001 domains is registered worldwide per day, it’s safe to say that It is growing by leaps and bounds.
  1. WordPress.com Gets More Unique Visitors than Amazon (Us)

WordPress.com records 127M unique visitor’s pm, while Amazon falls quite a ways behind, clocking in at 95M unique per month.
  1. Number of employs in WordPress.com is Only 229 People

It is hard to believe but true. The site that receives 130% the unique visits of Amazon employs only 229 people. To keep that in perspective, Amazon.com employs 88,400 people to run their business, 38,603% more than WordPress.com.

  1. 17 new posts are published on WordPress platform each second

Yes, that is true! Since It is a free open source platform and is especially designed for bloggers, so its usage is quite high all around the world. Nearly 17 new post published in each second.
  1. Languages are there

It was originally only available in the English language but over the years there have been many other languages introduced. Since it is now used around the world, the software is available in more than 73 languages from Dutch, Japanese, Swedish, Polish, Serbian, Chinese and German to French, Hebrew, Spanish and Romanian or Russian … there are simply too many languages available to mention them all.
It had to be downloaded and installed separately for each language but with version 4.0 there is a new option where on install you pick the language you want which then will install automatically the correct version. In WordPress 4.1 you can even select the language in the admin area.
  1. Akismet is all-time favorite plugin of it

Akismet is the best WordPress plugin which filters junk comments and secures your website from spam. Till date, Akismet has been Active Installs over  1+ million.
  1. Source for bloggers and freelancers

It is the preferred source for bloggers and freelancers. In fact, the going rate of a WordPress designer project is around $50 per hour.

How to get your own WordPress website?
The easiest way to get your own WordPress website is by going to a reliable WordPress hosting provider who provides auto-installation of it.

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