Did You Know This About WordPress?
WordPress is a massively popular CMS platform that is used for a range of different websites from blogs to eCommerce.
Launched in 2003, WordPress now powers over 28% of all websites and is the CMS of choice for most business websites.
Below are a few interesting facts about WordPress:
- WordPress major core updates are released every 152 days on average
- A friend of WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg, suggested the name “WordPress”, but no one seems to know what inspired the name.
- WordPress took an estimated combined 127 people years to build
- WordPress CMS powers over 28% of all websites with a 59% market share of all known CMSes
- Many of Fortune 500 companies use WordPress including Sony Music and Xerox
- WordPress started as a blogging platform but due to its growth and development over the years is now being used by businesses, publications and even governments!
- There are over 45,000 free plugins in the official WordPress directory
- You can make a social network using WordPress
- Akismet, WordPress spam filter plugin, catches 7,500,000 pieces of spam per hour
- 8% of WordPress security breaches happen as a result of a weak password
- Hackers attack WordPress websites both big and small with over 90,000 attacks happening per minute
WordPress has come a long way since it was first launched and, due to its high level of customisation, has grown to be the go-to CMS platform of choice for most websites.
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