There’s plenty of things that you can learn about WordPress nowadays since it’s actually turning 15 years old this year. That means it’s older than both Twitter and Facebook, two of the biggest social media platforms.It started out as an improvement on the various early blogging platforms, but nowadays, almost 30% of all websites.
Did you know that some of the WordPress core developers share a love of jazz music? That’s why all the major WordPress versions are named in honor of various jazz musicians that these developers admire. The list of musicians includes Miles Davis for the 1.0 Version, Art Blakey for the 1.0.2, Charles Mingus for 1.2 and so on, until the latest version, 4.9, named Billy Tipton. So far, they’ve used the names of 34 jazz musicians.
Although it’s primarily used in English, WordPress is also available in over 72 languages. It’s fully translated into them and partially translated into dozens of more languages. Furthermore, many of the WordPress plugins and themes have also been translated into different languages.
The fact that it’s a popular platform worldwide was especially noted in 2014 when the number of non-English WordPress downloads actually surpassed the English version. And even though there are plenty of themes that are available directly on WordPress, there are separate markets that actually cater specifically to those needs such as ThemeForest that has over 40,000 WordPress themes and templates. Users have spent nearly $300 million on WordPress themes since 2008 there.
There is also Elegant Themes, whose most popular product is Divi. Divi is their flagship theme/plugin that turns your control panel into a visual page builder using the drag-and-drop system and is also available in multiple languages.
If you’d like to learn more facts about WordPress, just check out the infographic below!