WordPress is used by 29.3% of all the websites !!
WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, under the GPLv2 (or later) license. WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Most people think that WordPress is just a blogging software but it is actually a full fledged CMS.
As per latest reports by W3Techs, WordPress is used by 29.3% of all the websites, that is using content management system for website development which has a market share of 60.0%. It been used from hobby blogs to the biggest news sites online. There are many other popular CMS Platforms that have been used by a wide population around the world like Drupal or Joomla as well.
WordPress features include a plugin architecture (53,000 plugins) and a template system (Free and Paid), where you can install and switch among different themes without altering the core code or site content. Every theme is designed as per WordPress standards with PHP, HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Almost all form of websites can be created. For instance, if you want to develop a Online Ecommerce Store, Galleries, Mailing Lists, Forums, Analytics, Video, Photography, Directory, Classified, Membership website and much more.
It has Simplicity of Operations, Flexibility, User Management, Inbuilt Themes, Multilingual, Media Management, Extensions & Plug-ins.
One Click Install
Many hosting companies do provide one-click installation facility of WordPress in there control panel, Ask it before you purchase hosting.
WordPress is fantastic because it has the best possible SEO options. It is quite easy with the help of SEO plugins to make it search engine friendly.
WordPress has a high security standard. They do have regular version updates and it is a ongoing process. There are many security tools and plugins offered by WordPress.
Thousands of developers, bloggers, content creators and website owners gather at the meetups in 400+ cities worldwide. A another great way to meet people of same interest in WordPress is to attend WordCamps which are low-cost events that happens all around the world. In India, Local WordCamps are #WPMumbai / #WPDelhi / #WPPune / #WPNashik / #WPAhmedabad / WPTrivandrum / #WPKochi / WCUdaipur
Localization & Translation
Translating of WordPress is done by translation contributors worldwide in more than 160 languages. Every 30th September is dedicated as WordPress Translation Day 3, one of the most important global event for WordPress where the community comes as a whole to contribute. It has also been designated as International Translation Day by the United Nations!