There would be hardly anyone who doesn’t know WordPress at present. So, skipping the introduction, let’s move ahead to show you 12 things you probably don't know about WordPress.
1.Who’s the elder one in the social family?
Do you know how old WordPress is? Guess what, it is older than Twitter and Facebook! Hard to digest, isn’t it? The first version of WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/catalog.
2.It is a website charger
As per the web technology research conducted by W3Techs, WordPress currently powers nearly 27% of all websites. From blogs to websites to complex portals, WordPress is the most preferred platform for everything.
3.Free! Free! Free!…..
How many free gifts do you get with one product? Two to the max? What if you get an entire store for free. Sounds crazy? Well, WordPress is one of that free stores! It is open-source software that gives you the freedom to use, modify, build upon, and redistribute the software in any way you like. Released under the GNU GPL license, it allows anyone in the world to download and use it. To add more, it has free themes and plugins. What more could one ask for?
4.There’s no boss
Can you believe it? WordPress does not just give you the taste of freedom. It is free itself! WordPress is neither owned by any company nor does it have any CEO. The co-founder Matt Mullenweg created a non-profit organization called ‘The WordPress Foundation’ that protects the freedom offered by open source. It is run by volunteer developers from all over the world. Anyone can submit bug reports & patches and suggest features to make it even better.
5. Hello! Hola! Namaste! Salute!
WordPress is multilingual and can speak in your mother tongue. It is available in more than 68 languages and is partially translated into dozens more. Even the plugins and themes are available in different languages and are downloaded more than the English version. In 2016, WordPress added the language switching feature for users on a WordPress site. Ever heard of such fantastic software?
6. WordPress is omnipresent
Schools, universities, businesses, blogs - name any, WordPress is powering millions of websites worldwide. Due to its customizable features, the usability of WordPress has increased to an extent where it is now the highest contributor to economic growth.
7. Not 100, not 10000, but 50,000+ free plugins
Plugins act like apps for your WordPress website. They are software components that can add features to enhance the functionality of your site. WordPress gives you about 50,000 free plugins, which you can install according to your need.
8. The WordPress family
WordPress has three cousins known as bbPress, BuddyPress, and GlotPress. All of them are open-source software built on top of WordPress.
9. WordPress.com = WordPress.org?
Anyone can get confused between the two, but both are two different platforms. Due to this confusion, people do end up choosing the wrong platform most of the time. WordPress.com is a CMS used to run a website and is operated by Automattic, while WordPress.org is a website platform.
10. WordPress and Jazz
WordPress and Jazz? What’s the connection? Every WordPress release is named after Jazz artists. For example, WordPress 1.0 was named after Miles Davis. WordPress 4.6 was named after Pepper Adams. The latest 4.8 is after Bill Evans.
11. The WordPress Wide Web
One of the great hidden qualities of WordPress is its built-in multisite feature. You can create a network of websites using the same WordPress installation.
12. No headaches for updates
WordPress is designed to help you in every way. It hardly pokes you with reminders for updates. WordPress is built with an auto-update system. It automatically updates itself with its releases. It also pushes plugin updates if any severe vulnerability is found that threatens millions of websites.
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