GBS designers are WordPress professionals.
  • WordPress is not only used by bloggers, businesses, and publications, but also educational institutions, and even governments.
  • WordPress powers more than 30% of all websites on the Internet.
  • WordPress is Open Source. WordPress was released under a GNU GPL license, which allows anyone in the world to download it and use it. The source code is freely available for anyone to study, use, modify, and build upon.
  • Since WordPress is an open source project, it is not owned by any company and does not have a CEO.
  • The name WordPress was suggested by Christine Selleck Tremoulet, a blogger and friend of Matt Mullenweg (co-founder of WordPress).
  • Mullenweg was a 19-year old freshmen attending the University of Houston when WordPress was launched.
  • The first version of WordPress was released in 2003. This makes WordPress older than Facebook and Twitter.
  • Until the “W” watermark was introduced in early 2005, WordPress had no logo to call its own.
  • WordPress holds nearly 60% of Content Management System (CMS) market share. No other website builder software comes close. CMS was created to eliminate the need for any kind of programming by the users of a web publishing system.
  • More than 22% of all new domain names in the United States are running WordPress.
  • There are more than 56,000 free WordPress plugins.
  • WordPress is fully translated into 68 languages and it is partially translated into dozens more.
  • WordPress sites are easy to manage.
  • 41% of all online stores use WooCommerce, a WordPress shopping cart plugin.
  • Over 87 million new WordPress posts are created every month.
  • Gutenberg, a new WordPress editor, will ship with WordPress 5.0 - a What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) experience.
  • Just as WordPress names its versions after big names in history, WordPress 5.0 is titled after Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press in the 15th century.
  • Nearly 50% of WordPress sites that are affected by a security vulnerability are caused by outdated or poorly coded WordPress plugins or themes.
  • There are some high-profile brands using WordPress (CNN’s blogs, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mashable, People Magazine, The Rolling Stones, Vogue, MTV News, Facebook for their Newsroom, Harvard Business Review, etc.)
  • WordPress communities organize conferences across the globe to talk about everything WordPress, with more events every year. Search for a WordCamp near YOU!

So why WordPress? Because it ROCKS! WordPress is the right choice.