Infographic: The Incredible Rise of WordPress

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When you look at the sheer success of WordPress, it’s hard to believe that such a massive platform began in 2003. It seems like this CMS platform has been around since the dawn of time, but it’s only just over a decade old. Today, however, WordPress powers 25% of all the websites on the internet.

WordPress began as nothing more than a fork of another platform called b2/cafelog. This blogging software was discontinued by the developer, so Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little went to work building WordPress on top of it. In May of 2003, WordPress went live.

Today, you’ll find all kinds of tutorials to help you build a WordPress website and design it for greatness. In just a short amount of time, this platform has grown into one of the most well-known and user-friendly pieces of software ever made.

People are using WordPress, a free and open-source software to work from home and make money doing it. Check out the infographic below for a look at the meteoric rise of WordPress from 2003 until now.

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