According to W3Techs, WordPress is currently used by over 64% of all the websites with a known content management system, which is over 40% of all websites on the Internet, including those manually coded without a content management system (CMS) historically totaling to over 75 million websites.

WordPress surpassed the 40% mark this month (Feb 2021)

WordPress (WP, WordPress.org) is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP  and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes.

WordPress was originally created as a blog-publishing system but has evolved to support other web content types including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, membership sites, learning management systems (LMS) and online stores.

WordPress is one of the most popular content management system solutions in use. WordPress has also been used for other application domains, such as pervasive display systems (PDS).

WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, American developer Matt Mullenweg  and English developer Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog. The software is released under the GPLv2 (or later) license.

To function, WordPress has to be installed on a web server, either part of an Internet hosting service like WordPress.com or a computer running the software package WordPress.org in order to serve as a network host in its own right . A local computer may be used for single-user testing and learning purposes

“WordPress is a factory that makes webpages  is a core analogy designed to clarify the functions of WordPress: it stores content and enables a user to create and publish webpages, requiring nothing beyond a domain and a hosting service.

WordPress websites are mobile responsive and perform well in search engines. There is a growing range of mobile apps that make it much more convenient for WordPress users to manage, publish, and improve their websites whilst they are on the go. These apps help you maximize your time – you can be creating content, blogging, automating actions, checking in on your WooCommerce store, and more…all from your mobile phone.

During tomorrow’s WordPress meetup, we’ll celebrate WordPress’s 40% milestone as we take a look at some of the best mobile apps web masters can use to conveniently monitor and manage several aspects of their websites.


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