The majority of people who haven’t used WordPress often make the mistake of classifying WordPress as just a blogging platform. As the matter of fact, WordPress is the most popular content management and blog publishing application available on the web today. Its first version was released in May, 2003 by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little as a basic blog engine, but now WordPress has become a full-featured, fully customizable website creation tool that attracts millions of users ranging from individuals, businesses to organizations all over the world with multiple purposes as:
Content Management Systems (CMS)
Video collection sites
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WordPress is an open source application which simply means that all of its code and files are free to use, customise, and enhance and as it is community software, anyone can contribute to WordPress by writing patches, creating plugins, themes and translating WordPress to different languages, to name a few.
WordPress has been growing so much in popularity due to the fact that it is easy to practice and flexible enough for just about anything. Every day new people are joining the WordPress community by creating their first WordPress powered websites. According the recent statistics, WordPress is actually powering more than 26.4% of all websites and it’s on the rise.
With its ever-growing global community, WordPress is available in 56 languages.
The large number of famous sites powered by WordPress include: