WordPress is a tool used to create blogsites and websites. WordPress is the most powerful and popular CMS – Content Management System in making blogs and websites. WordPress is a blogging platform that is owned and hosted online by Automattic.
Automattic, Inc. is a web development corporation founded in August 2005. It is most notable for WordPress.com (a free blogging service), as well as its contributions to WordPress (open source blogging software). The company’s name plays on its founder’s first name, Matt Mullenweg.
Other famous projects by Automattic are WordPress.com, Akismet,Gravatar,Cloudup,Polldaddy,VaultPress,VideoPress,
IntenseDebate,Plinky,WordPress.com VIP,After the Deadline,Simplenote,WooCommerce.
WordPress Launched on November 21, 2005, 12 years ago. It also provides free as well as paid hosting services for registered users. Most of the basic and original features are free to use but features like CSS editor, domain mapping, domain registration, removal of ads, website redirection, video upload, storage upgrades are paid options.
Everyday one million new articles and two million comments are published and more than 40% of internet bloggers use WordPress as platform.
Who uses WordPress?
Famous Blogs, companies, establishments, famous personalities and celebrities uses WordPress. Most notable big name brands are TechCrunch,The New Yorker,BBC America,Bloomberg Professional,The Official Star Wars Blog,Variety,Sony Music,MTV News.
From Fortune 500 companies like eBay, Sony, GM and UPS, to national news giants like Forbes, CNN, Reuters and The NYT, to tech tycoons like Samsung,IBM and TechCrunch, heavy hitters everywhere are rolling out slick sites with full-scale content strategies developed in and supported by the WordPress.
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To get started with WordPress, Download it from wordpress.org, using the hosted services at wordpress.com.