GROWING USE OF WORDPRESS ONLINE
- WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a dynamic content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.
- It was first released on May 27, 2003, by Matt Mullenweg: WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPLv2 (or
later). It is the official successor of b2/cafelog. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product. We hope by focusing on user experience and web standards
we can create a tool different from anything else out there.
What you can use WordPress for
- WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes, WordPress is limited only by your
imagination. (And tech chops)
- 2007: WordPress won a Packt Open Source CMS Award.
- 2009: WordPress won the Packt best Open Source CMS Awards.
- 2010: WordPress won the Hall of Fame CMS category in the 2010 Open Source Awards.
- 2011: WordPress won a Open Source Web App of the Year Award at The Critters.
- WordPress sites in the world - 73.126.340.
- Over 342 million people view more than 2.5 billion pages each month.
- Users produce about 500.000 new posts and 400.000 new comments on an average day.
- Number of times people switch their theme in the week of July - 1.223.268.
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use; http://en.wordpress.com/stats; http://wordpress.org/about/stats.