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28 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About WordPress

Posted In Wordpress tips - By Techtiplib on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 With No Comments »

Building a website from scratch is something that makes most of us unfamiliar with coding downright anxious. Luckily for us, we live in the world where content management tools (CMS) like WordPress are freely available and pretty straightforward to use.

No wonder WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world: it has everything you need to create a gorgeous looking and fully functional blog or website. WordPress today has a market share of 59.3% and boasts an impressive list of clients – from famous actors and musicians to global brands.

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What Makes WordPress Popular:

If you’re wondering how WordPress got to be the market leader among CMS tools, check out these interesting facts:

  • WordPress offers 46,291 free plug-ins and 4,081 free themes.
  • The number of page views across WordPress blogs has doubled between 2013 and 2016.
  • WordPress themes make anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 on ThemeForest.
  • Best-selling WordPress plug-in, Visual Composer, sells 2340 units per week.
  • Avada, the best selling theme on WordPress, sells 1724 units every week.
  • Envato, the company behind WordPress themes and plugins, earned $400 million in 2015.
  • WordPress is used by celebrities that include Jay-Z, Russell Brand, Tom Jones, Kobe Bryant, and Sylvester Stalone.
  • The world’s leading websites the likes of Reuters, Forbers, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Harvard Business Review all use WordPress.
  • Other notable WordPress clients include such giants as Samsung, Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz, Star Wars, and PlayStation.

Security Issues

While ease of access and high customizability have made WordPress popular with millions of regular users, they’ve also turned it into a tempting target for hackers:

  • In 2011, a cyber attack left 18 million WordPress blogs
  • In 2014, hackers used more than 162,000 WordPress sites to launch a Distributed Denial of Service attack.
  • That same year, WordPress had to reset 100,000 user accounts after hackers leaked 5 million Google usernames and passwords.
  • WordPress plugins were also implicated in the infamous Panama Papers Breach, when 6 TB of data and 11.5 million confidential documents were leaked.

For more facts you probably didn’t know about the world’s leading CMS took, take a look at the infographic below.

Author Bio:

Colin Cieloha is an American author and content marketer at Skilled.co. He writes about everything that will draw his attention with a general focus on the trends in the tech world. When he is not writing, he is spending his time traveling the globe and snowboarding. 

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