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Quick Facts about WordPress:

  • WordPress is free and an open-source content management system (CMS).
  • WordPress is based on PHP and MySQL.
  • WordPress is the most popular CMS used by more than 30% of all the websites.
  • WordPress has been downloaded over 50 million times as of now!
  • 54,000+ Free WordPress plugins are available to extend the WordPress functionality!
  • WordPress is used by many popular websites like TechCrunch, SlashGear, PlayStation Blog, Microsoft News Center, New York Times Company and many more!
  • WordCamps, the official WordPress events, are held from time to time in many parts of the world.
  • WordPress is available in over 70 translations.
  • Many professional bloggers use WordPress platform for blogging and making money online.
  • WordPress was created in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little.
  • WordPress was initially started as a blogging platform but now it has developed to such an extend that people use it as an e-commerce website, forum, portfolio/gallery, social media website, listing/directory and more!
  • WordPress is available in 2 versions:
    1. WordPress.org – fully customizable open source website software you can download for free and install on your own domain (example.com) to create a beautiful websites, blogs and web apps. Here you have full control over your website with the ability to install and modify thousands of WordPress themes and plugins. This site WPressy will be sharing things more about this self-hosted version of the WordPress!
    2. WordPress.com – same platform but your WordPress website hosted by Automattic, a company consisting co-founders of the open source WordPress. You can create a free WordPress site (example.wordpress.com) or use your own domain (example.com) if you opt for monthly or annual paid plans. Here you don’t have full control over your WordPress website. You can install only listed themes from their directory. They do allow customizations on higher plans but not to a great extent like self-hosted WordPress sites.