I have been using WordPress for many years now and during this time I have used it to build many sort of sites in many niches. What I like about this content management system is that it is extremely flexible – to tell the truth I have always found the solution whenever some sort of problem appeared or I need something “special” to build my site. In my point of view, it is definitely the most user-friendly, and well, the best CMS ever.
Within this post I would like to share with you 10 interesting facts about WordPress
- The life of WordPress began in 2003 when Matt Mullenweg and Mike Litte came out with the 0.7 version. You can check out all the versions here.
- In 2004. BBpress came out which is a forum solution for WordPress.
- In 2005. the well-known Kubric theme, rich text editor and image uploading function was added making blogging even more easier. in this year WordPress.com started its life.
- Hello Dolly was the first WordPress plugin.
- In 2012. June were nearly 20. 000 plugins!
- Akismet service and the well known plugin has cough more than 20 billion spam comments.
- The most popular plugins are downloaded millions of times. For example, AIO +11 million times, Google XML sitemaps more than 7 million times and there are dozens of plugins with over a million of download rate.
- In 2007. WordPress won the open source CMS award.
- Every second WordPress downloaded 3-4 times. You can check out the counter here.
- There are over 20 million sites powered by WordPress.com
Here is a nice image about the most interesting facts about WordPress, though it is quite aout of date as it was made in late 2011.