How and Why we use it?
WordPress is used by over 16.7% of top 1 million websites and is likely to manage 22% of all new websites. It has got best open source CMS award, hall of fame CMS and app of the year awards. It’s core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and if you are ready for even more, then there are thousands of plugins, that are available to transform your site into almost anything that you can imagine.
All about WordPress
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites. It was first released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a fork of b2/cafelog. We find it perfect and so does world. Here is what Wikipedia says:
As of 26 November 2013, version 3.7 had been downloaded nearly 10 million times.