WordPress is free of charge and easy to use. It is not only the content management system of choice for millions of bloggers around the world, but also for some of the most reputable websites out there. These websites include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Harvard Review and many others.
Themes and Plugins
WordPress owes much of its popularity to its versatility and high potential of customization that is made possible by thousands of free plugins and themes. There are 46,291 free plugins and 4,081 free themes currently on offer on WordPress. According to data from the online WordPress theme marketplace Themeforest, 50% of WordPress themes make $1,000 a month, 25% make $2,500, 15% make $5,000, 7% make $7,500, and 5% of all themes make $10,000 on average every month.
WordPress & Partners
Have you ever wondered who the parent company of WordPress is? The web development corporation behind WordPress is called Automattic. The company currently employs 490 people and it managed to raise an impressive $190.6 million from 15 investors over nine years. WordPress themes and plugins are produced by an Australia-based company called Envato. The company has 180 employees in Australia and it also employs 80 contractors in different parts of the world. Last year Envato notably earned more than $400 million. A hosting service called WP Engine provides hosting for WordPress websites exclusively. It currently employs 313 people.
If you are wondering what it is that makes WordPress stand out among the competitors or if there are any security issues associated with this popular content management system, you will find it all in the detailed infographic below.