15 Essential facts about WordPress
As you know All of us Want to know some cool WordPress facts? WordPress turns 14 years old today, so we thought about what best way to celebrate the world’s most popular website building software. Here are some interesting facts about WordPress that you may not know.
Interesting facts you didn’t know about WordPress
- The Name – WordPress
- It’s is for free
- WordPress is Older Than Twitter and Facebook
- It’s Open Source and Free
- WordPress is THE Most Popular Content Management System in the World
- It’s Not Just for Blogging
- WordPress Can be Used for Intranet Sites, Facebook
- It’s Great for Freelancers
- And also it’s Sites are Easy to Manage
- It’s Not Owned by Any Company
- WordPress is Used by Governments All Over The World
- More Non-English WordPress Downloads
- It Gets 487 Billion Spam Messages Every Month
- WordPress Is Available in 196 Language
- WordPress Community
The Name – WordPress
Christine Selleck Tremoulet, a prolific blogger and a friend of Matt Mullenweg (co-founder of WordPress), suggested the name WordPress.
WordPress is for free!
WordPress is free software that you can easily download from wordpress.org and use. However, you have to pay for the web hosting to use it on the internet which might cost you a few dollars.
WordPress is Older Than Twitter and Facebook
The first version of WordPress was released on May 27, 2003. This makes WordPress older than both Facebook and Twitter.
WordPress is Open Source and Free
WordPress is released under the GNU GPL 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.
WordPress is THE Most Popular Content Management System in the World
More websites are powered by WordPress than any other content management system (CMS) in the world (a CMS is a piece of software that lets you easily write, edit, and publish content on the web). In fact, WordPress powers 4.5% of the ENTIRE internet(opens in a new tab).
Somewhere between 50 and 60% of websites that use a CMS are built on WordPress. There are 17 blog posts published on WordPress sites every second of every day.
WordPress is Not Just for Blogging
WordPress got its start as a blogging platform, but somewhere along the way, developers realized you could do so much more with it.
Whether you want to create a basic website for a local business or a huge online store selling thousands of products, it can be done with WordPress. And, of course, it’s still great for blogging!
WordPress Can be Used for Intranet Sites, Too
There are thousands of plugins out there that can extend WordPress’s functionality, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that some of those plugins are perfect for back-end functionality that companies need.
Things like customer relationship management software, Issue tracking, and even all-in-one intranets(opens in a new tab) are possible with WordPress. Self-hosting these kinds of apps without having to pay a service provider can save you money each year, especially if you can manage all those plugins yourself.
WordPress is Great for Freelancers
In addition to working in an agency or corporate job, you can freelance as a WordPress specialist. Whether you want to offer basic services like site setup and theme customization or go all-in with fully customized sites with all sorts of back-end programming, there are so many opportunities.
WordPress skills are also super valuable for bloggers, marketing consultants, SEO consultants, and anyone else who works with sites hosted on WP.
Also, WordPress Sites are Easy to Manage
WordPress sites are easy to manage, both in terms of maintenance and from a client’s perspective of managing the content on the site. Because WordPress has been around for so long (it was first released in 2003), there is a huge community online and extensive documentation available. Pretty much any question or issue you may have run into has probably been experienced (and hopefully solved) by someone else already.
WordPress is Not Owned by Any Company
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.
WordPress is Used by Governments All Over The World
WordPress powers thousands of government websites in all parts of the world. The list includes dozens of US Federal and State government websites, counties, small towns, high schools, etc.
More Non-English WordPress Downloads
In 2014, non-English WordPress downloads surpassed the English version. And In later years, WordPress made it possible to install language packs from the WordPress admin area. In the final release of 2016, WordPress added the language switching feature for users on a WordPress site.
WordPress Gets 487 Billion Spam Messages Every Month
Spam comments have skyrocketed in the last several years. The Akismet stats tell us that the number of spam comments generated over one month is 6,208 times higher than the number of legitimate comments. In other words, WordPress gets bombarded by 487 billion spammers. Luckily Akismet is able to fend off 99.9% of the spam.
WordPress Is Available in 196 Languages
A quick look at the translation website of WordPress shows that 196 locales with 40 of those at 100% translation. The total number of available locales is 196. We wonder how long it’s going to take before WordPress is available in virtually every language in existence.
About essential facts about WordPress community is one of the largest in the internet world With 249973 active members in more than 840 meetup groups around the globe.