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What happens when you turn a simple blogging platform into a full-fledged content management system (CMS) that powers over 43% of the world’s websites?
You get WordPress, the web’s most popular CMS, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. On May 27th, 2023. This is an anniversary worth celebrating.
Let’s take this opportunity to explore why WordPress is an industry-leading solution and why millions of users rely on it every year.
WordPress has grown from a fan-favorite blogging platform in the two decades since its launch to hosting millions of websites and serving one billion active users.
From humble beginnings to a multi-billion dollar enterprise, it’s safe to say that WordPress has achieved much and changed the internet landscape forever.
1. WordPress Has Evolved to Power Millions of Websites
In 2003, the WordPress blogging platform was launched by its founding developers, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. From its humble beginnings as a platform enabling users to create websites that were “as simple or as complex as you wanted them to be,” WordPress has bloomed into a web developer behemoth.
2. What Sets WordPress Apart From Other Platforms?
WordPress has two standout features that make it stand out from its competitors in the CMS market.
First, its plugin system means that users can easily extend their site’s functionality to do virtually anything from ecommerce to building a complex membership site. WordPress is incredibly versatile due to the sheer number of plugins available. We’ve been able to throw together complex platforms in days or even hours.
Second, WordPress’s open-source nature allows users to improve the platform as they see fit. Upon the platform’s launch, Mullenweg said, “At some point, the open-source philosophy empowers anyone toward the common goal of improving everyone’s work.” This commitment to open-source improvements has helped ensure no two WordPress sites are alike.
3. What has WordPress achieved over the past 20 years?
WordPress has transformed from a simple blogging platform into the world’s leading website development system in the last two decades.
“The WordPress community has proven you can do anything with an open-source platform,” says WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. “It doesn’t need to be expensive to make an impact – that’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned in 20 years.”
It has empowered individuals and businesses to create beautiful and effective websites, regardless of technical skill level.
The fact that WordPress is open-source and free to use has helped democratize the web and encouraged digital expression from millions of users across the globe.
Businesses, schools, charities, and governments have all been empowered to create impressive websites without breaking the bank.
WordPress has changed the way people make websites and share their ideas. It’s become a staple of the internet, firmly cementing its place in global culture as the go-to for content management and digital expression.
“WordPress is an amazing platform that has revolutionized the way people create websites. We owe its success to the developers and users who have helped make it the powerful platform it is today.” – Devmont Digital.
4. Our Experience with WordPress
At Devmont Digital, we’ve been using WordPress since our beginnings in 2018. Over the years, we’ve created hundreds of websites on the platform. We believe in the power of WordPress and the almost limitless possibilities it offers for website creation. We’re proud to witness and be a part of its growth over the past 20 years.
To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, we’ve set up a special discount on all our WordPress services. We invite all of our current and new clients to take advantage of this special offer and be a part of the WordPress 20th Anniversary celebration.
From all of us at Devmont, we’d like to wish WordPress a heartfelt happy 20th anniversary.
Happy Birthday, WordPress. Here’s to another 20 years of revolutionizing the web!