Interesting things that you should know about WordPress

You must have heard the name WordPress or might even be using it. Well, it is the largest platform for web creation that is based on PHP and MySQL. The massive number of free plugins and themes are the very reason why it is so popular.

The popularity of WordPress is increasing day by day. Today, it has become one of the most popular platforms for web publishing. Below is the list of some of the interesting things that you didn’t know about WordPress:


1. WordPress is even older than Facebook and Twitter

Well, WordPress was released on the year 2003. This makes it even older than social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

2. WordPress Name

Actually, it was Christine Selleck Tremoulet, a famous blogger and a friend of Matt Mullenweg (Founder of the WordPress) who suggested the name WordPress.

3. WordPress dominance

You will be surprised to know that around 28% of the total websites on the internet are powered by the WordPress. Well, this is a huge number.

4. WordPress rule the CMS market

Another dominating fact about WordPress is that it dominates the Content Management System or better known as CMS Market with an overall dominance of 77%.

5. WordPress does not have a CEO

Well, this may surprise you, but in reality, there is no CEO in WordPress. However, there is a group of people that own a certain part of the company and look after the welfare of the company.

6. WordPress supports 68+ languages

One of the major reasons why WordPress is so popular is its multilingual feature. It is known to support over 68 different languages. An Additional benefit that WordPress offers is that if your language does not lie in that 68 zone of languages, then you can even install a language plugin for translation.

7. WordPress Powers a multi-billion dollar company 

WordPress has paved a way for thousands of business to earn money by selling products, services, solutions based on WordPress.

8. WordPress offers 1.48 Billion plugins to download

Currently, WordPress has an overall estimate of 1.48 billion plugins that is 49% more than it had in the year 2015.

9. Government use

Well, this is something very generous in its own way. Today, WordPress powers thousands of government websites. The list consists of many big names such as US Federal and state government websites, countries, small towns, high schools, etc.

10. WordPress cousins

WordPress also run its sister projects like bbPress, BuddyPress, and GlotPress. All of them are also open source software that functions in a way similar to WordPress core principles.

11. WordPress events

WordPress host worldwide events that are officially termed as WordCamps. In the year 2016, WordPress hosted 115 Wordcamps in 41 countries.

12. WordPress coding language

Generally, WordPress is based on PHP coding language and it also uses MySQL for the database. However, 20% of the WordPress core is also written in Javascript that is expected to grow in the near future.

13. The Relation between WordPress and Jazz

WordPress updates are named mostly after jazz artists. For instance, WordPress 1.0 was named after Miles Davis similarly the latest version of WordPress 4.8 is named after Evans.

WordPress is really one of the greatest CMS platforms available on the internet and is expected to grow more rapidly in the time to come.


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