WordPress is celebrating it’s eighth year since it was conceived and brought into existence by Matt Mullenweg and co-founder Mike Little. Originally forked from it’s predecessor which was called b2; WordPress has grown from being a blogging engine for a niche crowd to one of the most widely used content management systems on the web and even now progresses into new territory as an engine for web apps. This site has been created to document some of the most interesting news and statistics for WordPress and it’s ecosystem.
WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015.
WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.
WordPress has over 40,501 plugins available.