First a little bit of how WordPress was born.
WordPress was originally launched in 2003 as a very basic blogging platform, the user interface was simple and so was it’s functionality but it was simple to use and this still rings true today despite it now being the largest content management system on the web.
A year later they allowed users and developers to extend the functionality of WordPress by writing their own plugins and sharing them with rest of the community. As WordPress was opening itself to the community.
It’s Open Source which means it is completely free for commercial or private use.
Simple to use. This is key for when clients want to manage their own content. It really is super simple for anyone without coding knowledge.
In fact, if you know how to use the basic editing tools in a program like Microsoft Word, you’ll find the built-in WordPress editor very easy to learn and use for managing your site.
It’s very well supported and hence has a huge amount of customisation and flexibility. The plugin community is vast and allows a basic blog site to become a multi functional website. Anything is possible!
A few interesting stats for you to give you an idea of the scale of WordPress:
37 million global Google searches for “WordPress” are made per month.
28% of all websites are powered by WordPress.
7 posts are published every second on WordPress sites around the world.