WordPress was started 10 years ago by Matt Mullenweg and Mark Little, when they release were attending the University of Houston.
A decade after its creation, WordPress powers over 15-18% of all sites (according to Mashable), and it is the most popular CMS our there powering some of the highest-profile sites on the Web. Some major users include The New York Times, CNN, Reuters, Forbes, Mashable, TechCrunch, GigaOM, AllThingsD and many, many more.
Why is WordPress so popular?
WordPress is popular because it makes online publication a breeze. Users can do amazing things with this free software, which is infinitely extendable and supported by a remarkable community of bright and creative developers. It’s safe to say that WordPress has been a major influence in the growth of the Web as a whole.
Nearly 70 million websites run WordPress and it’s hard to understate the impact that the software has had on the world of digital publishing.