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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China Should Go After Bribe Takers in FCPA Cases

GAB | The Global Anticorruption Blog

As other contributors to this blog have noted (see here, here, here, here, and here), in transnational corruption prosecutions there is a huge disparity in the enforcement of corruption laws against bribe-givers (the “supply side”) and bribe-takers (the “demand side”). For example, corporations have been penalized under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for bribes they allegedly paid to foreign officials, but the foreign officials implicated in these enforcement actions have largely remained untouched under their respective countries’ legal and political regimes. The reasons why demand-side governments have not stepped up and investigated officials who have been implicated in FCPA cases may include the lack of political will, the lack of capacity, and lack of inter-governmental cooperation. The particular reasons likely vary from country to country.

The People’s Republic of China is one of the demand-side countries that has demonstrated such a disparity. In…

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