The name ‘WordPress’ has made an enormous growth in the world of web. It is one of the most popular blogging tool and content management system(cms). Currently, more than 25% of the world’s websites are running on WordPress platform. The main reason behind the ever-growing success of WordPress is that it’s an open source software that means it’s free to use and easy to handle.
WordPress was developed by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little in the year 2003. Both first developed b2/cafelog, more commonly known as b2 or cafelog and it was the precursor to WordPress. b2/cafelog was estimated to have been installed on approximately 2,000 blogs as of May 2003.
During its initial years, WordPress is only used for creating blogging websites. But as it gains immense popularity in a short period of time its industry usage increases tremendously. According to an article published in forbes.com, 75 millions of websites in the world are using WordPress cms. Analysts predicted that sky is not a limit for WordPress and its market will grow in coming years.
Some WordPress Statistics You Have To Know
- WordPress is powering more than 25% of all websites.
- Websites of industries like local businesses, media houses, MNCs, educational institutions, NGO’s, Governments, etc are fully developed on WordPress platform.
- more than 409 million people view more than 23.6 billion pages each month
- Users produce 69.5 million new posts and 46.8 million new comments every month.
- Total more than 14000 free themes and more than 68,000 plugins are available on wordpress.org
Top Brands Using WordPress
Many top brands and companies having their official website on word press. Some of them are given below:
2.The New York Times Company
3.The Walt Disney Company
6. Sony Music
Advantages Of Using WordPress
1. Free Available
WordPress is a free software, this means you are free to download, install, use and modify it. You can use it to create any kind of website. It is also open source which means the source code of the software is available for any one to study, modify and play with.
2. Easy to Use and Learn
It is very easy to learn. You don’t need any complex coding for creating WordPress website. Hundreds of people creating their website every day because of the user-friendly nature of WordPress.
3. Mobile Responsive
WordPress websites having a feature of “fit to every screen”. Due to this responsiveness feature, websites are compatible and run smoothly on mobiles and tablets.
4. Free Availability Of Themes And Plugins
Thousands of themes and plugins are freely available on the internet for WordPress. A user can select a theme and plugins of his choice fully based on his needs.
5. Special Plugins For E-Commerce
If anyone wants to fulfill his entrepreneurial dream by creating an online store. Then, WordPress is the best option for such persons. There are many e-commerce themes which are freely available. Also plugins like “Woocommerce” through which anyone can create product inventory, product gallery, product shop page, product cart and billing details page with an ease.
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