WordPress: A Decade in the Making

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What’s WordPress? If you have to ask, you’re missing out on one of the largest content management systems (CMS) in the world!

On May 27, 2003, WordPress was released by founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, and as of September 2013, there are 69,764,179 WordPress sites accounted for around the world! Over 17 percent of the websites in the world run on WordPress, or use a customized WordPress framework. Furthermore, WordPress is currently used by over 19.5 percent of the top 10 million websites, and 389 million people view more than 3.6 billion pages each month!

WordPress lovers access the platform in multiple ways, with the majority of users (98 percent) using the web, 31 percent using iOS devices, 30 percent using Android, 18 percent using Android tablets and 12 percent using desktop apps.

Did you know some of the biggest sites on the internet use WordPress? These big names include CNN, The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, TechCrunch, Reuters and eBay! Even more impressive? The 52 percent of the Top 100 Technorati blogs that run on WordPress — of which no other CMS comes close!

On August 1, 2013, an WordPress 3.6 (known as “Oscar” in honor of jazz pianist, Oscar Peterson) was released. This new update included the following new user features: “Twenty Thirteen” (2013) which served as the new default theme, along with improved revisions interface and media embedding; autosave stream; built-in HTML5 media player, and the security of post locking.

WordPress 3.6 currently offers 26,722 plugins, along with 510,107,269 plugin downloads; 78,213,046 theme downloads, and 1,998 available themes!

An estimated 20,000 people around the world make a fincial living from WordPress, including the most popular WordPress careers as bloggers, designers, managers, plugin developers and software engineers.

What can WordPress do for you? Visit CodeInWP.com for custom-tailored, WordPress themes to bring out the best in your blog!

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adamyamada.com/wordpress-10th-anniversary-and-some-cool-wordpress-facts/

http://wordpress.org/plugins/

http://wordpress.org/themes/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPress