10 Interesting Facts about WordPress

I share your sentiments about WordPress.

Antony Agnel

Recently WordPress turned 14 and here I am sharing with you some interesting facts about WordPress in the same spirit. WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS) and it powers around 28% of the web. You may or may not know the facts I am going to share below. So, take a deep breath and here you go! 😀

1. WordPress is older than Twitter and Facebook

WordPress Version 0.70 WordPress Version 0.70 (First Version)

The first version of WordPress was released on May 23, 2003 whereas Facebook and Twitter was founded in 2004 and 2006 respectively.

2. WordPress name was coined by a Lady

Christine Tremoulet Christine Tremoulet (Matt Mullenweg’s Friend)

The name ‘WordPress’ was suggested by Christine Selleck, a friend of lead developer Matt Mullenweg (WordPress co-founder).

3. WordPress Powers more than 27% of the Web

WordPress CMS Market Share 2017 Source: W3Techs

According to W3Techs – Web Technology Surveys, as of May 2017, WordPress is…

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