On 27 May 2003 WordPress started its journey. Happy Birthday to all the people behind WordPress! Millions of users are celebrating today WordPress Birthday. One really big global family!

Greek: Στις 27 Μαίου 2003 το αγαπημένο μας WordPress ξεκίνησε το ταξίδι του και σήμερα εκατομμύρια χρήστες γιορτάζουν τα 17 γενέθλια του!

WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog. WordPress is released under the GPLv2 (or later) license from the Free Software Foundation.

WordPress CMS has come a very long way from just a simple blog application. Today, WordPress is behind news portals, social media websites and thousands of blogs!

WordPress key element is that it continues to grow.

WordPress Facts

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.WordPress is installed on a web server that is either part of an Internet hosting service or a network host in its own right.

WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.

The WP History

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.

For a bit more about WordPress’ history check out the WordPress Wikipedia page or this page on their own Codex.

How it works

The first case may be a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case could be a computer running the software package WordPress.org. A local computer may be used for single-user testing and learning purposes. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system.

WordPress is installed on a web server that is either part of an Internet hosting service or a network host in its own right. The first case may be a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case could be a computer running the software package WordPress.org. A local computer may be used for single-user testing and learning purposes. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system.

WordPress was used by more than 30% of the top 10 million websites. WordPress is the most popular website management or blogging system in use on the Web, supporting more than 60 million websites.

WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog. WordPress is released under the GPLv2 (or later) license from the Free Software Foundation.

Source: About WordPress

WP Surprising Statistics

The most recent stats are showing that since March 2016, WordPress is actually powering 30% of the Web, and it’s on the rise. It is still by far the most used CMS, with 59.4% market share. Also interestingly on a daily basis, there are over 500 sites being created on WordPress. Source: managewp.com

Here are some incredible statistics:

  • were published more than 660 million posts on WordPress.com
  • were made more than 655 million comments
  • that is on average 1,808,219 posts per day!
  • the average number of daily posts and times that by the shortest recommended word count that is 542,465,753 words per day!
  • there are over 44 thousand different plugins
  • WordPress is available in 56 languages

Happy Birthday WordPress 27 MAY 2003
On 27 May 2003 WordPress started its journey. Happy Birthday to all people behind WordPress!

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