Well, hello and welcome to our today’s Oh My God and Ohh Mahn’s session..!! 😛 Please change your expression to normal, relax yourself, keep a glass of water while reading this article, because it can blow your mind at any point of time. 😛
Yes, today I am going to write some super duper 10 amazing facts about “we bloggers’s first love” and i.e. on WordPress.
Recently we celebrated WordPress’s birthday, well did you? No, well no big deal, we’ll celebrate now by sharing facts about our very own “Growing up” WordPress.
# Amazing Fact 1: Well, what do you estimate about the number of websites running on WordPress?? Any guesses?? No?? Okay then it is reported that WordPress runs over 66 million websites including some of the very well known web-sites on the web which includes CNN, NBC Sports, TED, TechCrunch, Forbes and many more giants. WordPress VIP runs many other major news media and publishers round the world.
# Amazing Fact 2: There are now millions of people who are learning WordPress. Its said that 44 million installations were there of WordPress from WordPress.org in the year 2012. One strange thing to note about this fact is that it doesn’t include any automatic script downloads using Softaculous, Fantastico or any other scripts. Matt Mullenweg was impressed to a greater extent and during his “State of the Word” speech at Word Camp 2012 in San Francisco expressed his happiness on the number of downloads.
# Amazing Fact 3: As we are taught in the school that “LION IS THE KING OF JUNGLE”. Similarly the blogosphere statistics renders an astonishing fact that “WordPress is the King of all CMS ”. Oh yes, WordPress proudly flaunts of holding the highest market share of about 53.8%, while Joomla has got 9.2%, Drupal is with 6.7% and others with 30.3% in the decreasing order respectively.
# Amazing Fact 4: We bloggers these days always are fond of and do thrive for using WordPress plugins. To your surprise there are over 19000 plugins available free into the WordPress Plugin Directory for free. Its estimated downloads comes up till 285,000,000 that means if every person residing in USA download’s this plugin it comes up to this gigantic number.
# Amazing Fact 5: In the year 2011, more than 1,000,000 top ranking websites gives the credit to WordPress for making there websites work so efficiently and in a robust way to deliver that content. So the credit goes to none other than “WordPress”.
# Amazing Fact 6: Well we all know about the number of Google translations, i.e. the number of languages in which the google is translated. But do you know, according to the translate.wordpress.org’s report it is said that WordPress has got complete translations in German, Croatian, Japanese, Norwegian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish, Indonasian, English (Canada), Swedish, Slovak, Romanian, Polish, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Italian, Dutch, Macedonian, French, Burmese, Catalan, Cosnian, Welsh, Arabic, Thai and yet many more to come. Phhewwww…!!! I swear, what a loooooooooonnnngggggggg list :o.
# Amazing Fact 7: I do not doubt the robustness of this fact, WordPress,com is run using the Multisite version and an estimated 32 million sites are found active using this single installation of WordPress CMS. Just imagine the level of security and measures required to be taken to manage this right from the core level. Its like un-imaginable.
# Amazing Fact 8: Right now the scenario is something where Social Media Marketing is booming. Keeping this scenario in mind and its rate of move towards a peak level, many social medias and multimedia platforms have extended their hand before WordPress.com for an integration, which weaves giant markets like Flickr, Photobucket, Slide share, twitter, Vimeo, Slide share, YouTube, VodPod, Google maps, Daily Motion and many more on the go.
# Amazing Fact 9: WordPress is considered to be the 5th most demanding and the most requested skill in the blogging world. I don’t doubt WordPress reaching the top very soon.
# Amazing Fact 10: A survey depicts that median rate of a WordPress project is $50 p/h. Also ODesk speaks that over 36k of developers posted 6.725/month. Freelancer feels excited to report over $3.6m of projects are completed through WordPress.
Well, this is what it is all about WordPress.
You can share your own thoughts and other facts you know about WordPress.