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WordPress: Facts You Need to Know [Infographic]

WordPress has taken content management and given it to the people.

From humble beginnings to world domination, the WordPress is making the internet a better place by powering millions of websites and pushing the web hosting industry ahead, as some of the biggest players are competing to provide the best WordPress hosting possible.

Here are eight quick facts you need to know about this incredible program and its tremendous impact.

  1. Originally introduced less than 15 years ago, WordPress is now the platform of choice for over 28% of all websites. It dominates the content management system market with a 59.5% share.
  2. The influence WordPress exerts goes beyond the web. Employers looked for candidates with WordPress capabilities above any other skill in 2014.
  3. WordPress has expanded beyond borders. The software is available in over 72 languages. Thirty-six percent of websites in the U.K. operate on WordPress. Nearly 45% of college and university websites worldwide are powered by WordPress.
  4. Most WordPress site administrators stay on the cutting edge. Over 42% of WordPress-powered sites use the latest version. There have been 32 versions released so far. A new one is coming out this month.
  5. The WordPress developers like to keep things cool. WordPress releases are named after jazz artists. The program has its own mascot and dance. It even has endorsed official sunglasses.
  6. To help keep ideas flowing, co-founder Matt Mullenweg has organized gatherings of WordPress developers, users, and fans. Called “WordCamps,” there were 115 such events in 41 countries in 2016.
  7. WordPress sites are organized on design setups called “themes.” Theme development has become a big business – the site ThemeForest has sold $286 million in themes since 2008. The average premium theme costs $57.54.
  8. Customization and creativity come to life through WordPress plug-ins. There are now over 52,000 available for download. Each installation of WordPress automatically comes with the plug-in “Hello Dolly,” which displays the lyrics of the Louis Armstrong classic.

Infographic source: WebsiteBuilder.org

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