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WordPress – 15th Anniversary

WordPress has come a long way, 15 years to be exact. On this day, May 27th 2003, WordPress was released by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. And “Little” do people know that it was actually a continuation of an old CMS called b2/cafelog. It is not used nowadays, but it’s definitely among most important web applications ever created, leading to the most popular content management system in the world – WordPress.

 

Today, developers and website owners are celebrating WP’s 15th anniversary around the globe by being creative as always.

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider WordPress For Your Business

 

WordPress is the Most Popular Platform in the World

The numbers to stand by this remark is the total downloads of the CMS itself, which is more than 20,000,000 times. To add to this, the WordPress plugin directory has more than 45,000 plugins with over 1,3 Billion downloads to date! Last, but not least, WordPress is powering around 25% of websites worldwide.

 

WordPress is Open-Source

This means that you are free to choose any agency or developer that is proficient in WordPress development. Also, by being open-source, the platform is backed by the largest web development community and huge plugin selection. This means that there are plenty solutions already available for your business if you are considering to integrate with third party software, like CRMs, ERPs, Payment Gateways, Shipping Services, etc.

 

WordPress’ Ease of Use

It’s one of the easiest platforms to control content on your website. There is also a lot of documentation available online for anyone to get proficient in WordPress.

 

WordPress is Highly Customizable

This means you can create custom experiences for your business and your visitors.

 

Conclusion

WordPress continues to dominate the web in terms of popularity among content management systems and will probably do so for a long time. So let’s take a moment and say Happy 15th Birthday to WordPress and their founders. To another successful 15 years of WordPress development!

 

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