28 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About WordPress

The three quintessential characteristics of WordPress are its flexibility, easy to use and its high customizability that make WordPress the most popular content management system available to date. This globally popular blogging software currently has a market share of 59.3% and if  you type in ‘WordPress’ in Google Search, there will be 1.6 billion results. These numbers highlight that WordPress is the market leader among content management systems.

There is an increasing number of major brands and companies using WordPress. Among these companies are mass media agencies such as Reuters and the New York Times, the global leading brands Coca-cola and samsung and high-profile celebrities that include Jay-Z, Kobe Bryant and Russell Brand. One of the main reasons why WordPress is so popular is the incredible number of 46,291 free of charge plugins and 4,081 free themes to  choose from. The most popular free plugins on WordPress are Regenerate Thumbnails, Akismet and WooCommerce and the top free themes include Responsive, Customizr, Zerif Lite and Vantage. Among the best-selling Premium plan plugins on Wordpress are Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, LayerSlider, Ultimate, and UberMenu. The top best-selling themes on WordPress are Avada, X the Theme, Enfold, Betheme, and Bridge.

To grasp an understanding of how valuable WordPress is, we can look at Automattic, the company behind WordPress and Envato, the company that creates wordpress themes and plugins.. Automattic raised $190.6 million from 15 investors during 9 years and Envato earned over $400 million from themes and plugins in 2015 alone.

These are just some of the many interesting facts about WordPress and its widespread global popularity. For more about everyone’s favorite content management system, check out this amazing infographic with 28 little lesser-known facts about WordPress that you probably have never heard before.

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