In 2003, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little created WordPress as a fork of b2. It was a small piece of code that basically enhanced the typography of everyday web writing. While it was an inauspicious start, no one could have predicted where WordPress would be today.
Since that fateful day ten years ago, it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world. There are millions of WordPress sites online and tens of millions of people visit WordPress sites daily. Almost 25% of all new websites are powered by WordPress!
WordPress.com provides the WordPress platform PLUS hosting.It currently hosts over 60 million websites. WordPress.org allows people to download WordPress and use their own hosting. There has been over 25 million downloads of the latest version.
It allows anyone to easily run a blog or website without coding knowledge. Continue reading