WordPress is the easiest way to create a website or blog.
It’s a powerful opensource platform that grows with users.
“WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPL. It is the official successor of b2/cafelog. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product. We hope by focusing on web standards and user experience we can create a tool different from anything else out there.”
WordPress About Page
It was first released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog. The license under which WordPress software is released is the GPLv2 from the Free Software Foundation.
If you want to know about goodness and popularity of WordPress I prefer just mention a few interesting statistics about the accuracy of WordPress:
More than 60 million sites implemented by WordPress.
It was used by more than 23% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015.
48 sites of the world’s top 100 blog is managed by WordPress.
Monthly 37 million times “WordPress” and related words search in Google.
WordPress has the world’s top 40 languages versions.
22% of the world news sites implemented with WordPress.
WordPress has updated over 99 times.
WordPress has near than 30000 plugins.
Finally WordPress CMS is the most popular among marketing world!