WordPress celebrates its 18th birthday and has built more than 40% of global websites

A few days ago, the official WordPress blog posted a blog post to celebrate the software’s 18th birthday. On May 27, 18 years ago, a blog post titled “WordPress Now Available” opened an exciting era in the history of the blogosphere. WordPress appeared as the unofficial successor to the abandoned b2/cafelog software.

In the comments of this article, you can feel the charm of this new product. At that time, many loyal b2 users were excited about the smooth migration to a new blog engine that will be maintained.


The WordPress community has acquired a license inherited from b2, making it the powerful CMS it is today. WordPress now supports a multi-billion dollar economy of creators, publishers, and merchants who can build almost anything with an extended world licensed by GPL. The vibrant ecosystem of WordPress has grown to include more than 58,000 free plugins to extend the core, as well as thousands of commercial plugins and services, including hosting companies dedicated to serving its users.


Even people without any programming experience, WordPress allows them to quickly build their own websites. Now it also plays a role in e-commerce, boosting billions of dollars in sales for businesses and independent stores. As traditional brick-and-mortar businesses were forced to close their doors, this pandemic created unprecedented opportunities for success for WordPress-driven stores.


Despite experiencing some profound and once-in-a-lifetime challenges in the past year, WordPress is still growing at an alarming rate. In February, according to W3Techs’ measurement, the content management system’s market share in all websites exceeded 40%, up from 35.4% in January 2020. WordPress project leader and co-founder Matt Mullenweg (Matt Mullenweg) pointed out this milestone in an article on his blog, marking the 18th anniversary.


Christopher Pacheco has worked as financial analyst until his retirement. He is a well-known research director and portfolio manager for more than 5 years. After many years in the market, he dedicated all his time to write articles highlighting different financial problems.

Christopher Pacheco holds a postgraduate degree in Software Engineering from Canada. ‘The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.’ Christopher is a share market expert, being personally invested for over 6 years. He believes the most valuable nugget of wisdom for new investors is a quote from Phillip Fisher. He has been writing his entire life, and while he has made a career of business and finance reporting, he still enjoys writing short stories and poetry.

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