The Ultimate Content Management System
WordPress is a content management system, or CMS for short, which means that while you provide all the content that makes up your site (such as images, text, videos, etc.), the platform does all the coding and organizing for you — so you don't have to be experienced to build a beautiful, functional website.
Open Source, Open Use
Since WordPress is open source, that means you're free to modify and build upon its software. Thousands of volunteers the world over work to improve the platform every day, and it's free to use without paying a licensing fee.
Evolution & History
Since its birth in 2003, WordPress has evolved from a simple blogging tool to the most popular content management system on the web, running over a quarter of the world's websites.
|May 2003||WordPress is launched by college freshmen Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little.|
|Aug 2006||The first WordCamp is held in San Francisco, CA.|
|Dec 2008||WordPress reaches 500,000+ downloads|
|Nov 2011||WordCamp grows to 52 events worldwide.|
|Dec 2011||WordPress.org claims 22% of all new and active domains.|
|Dec 2012||The WordPress.org community grows to 20,000+ people.|
|June 2014||25 million downloads.|
|Oct 2014||WordPress is published in 120 languages.|