WordPress is celebrating 15th anniversary on May 27, 2018

Every web designer/ developer like me who live on WordPress will celebrate this great event. In these 15 years, WordPress has gone through a lot of great additions and improvements.

Visit official WordPress 15th Anniversary website here.

On May 27, 2003, WordPress released version 0.70. From then WordPress added new features and improvements in each new version. Subsequently plugin system, themes were added to WordPress functionality.

WooCommerce software powers 28% of all online stores worldwide which is acquired by WordPress in 2015.

The present latest stable release of WordPress is Version 4.9.5.

Reports say now WordPress holds around 60% of market share of CMS market.

In simple words, WordPress is a popular content management system(CMS) to create a simple website to a most complex website. CMS (content management system) is a kind of software enables us to develop websites.

Beautiful designs, powerful features, and the freedom to build anything we want with over 45,000 plugins made WordPress so popular.

Thousands of themes are also available to choose the best fit for our website from dashboard itself.

Some of the great features of WordPress are:

  • Easy to Install and operate,
  • 100% Customizable,
  • Great Community Support for designers,
  • 100% Free (opensource software)

WordPress’ market share is growing consistently because of the dedicated management team and contributing volunteers.

Some of the popular sites built with WordPress are BBC AmericaTime TechCrunch etc.

WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

Long live WordPress

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