We talk about WordPress on our blog often, as we undoubtedly believe it is the best CMS for any website project. We also often praise it to our clients who are unaware of the unlimited power it provides to a business website, big or small. And of course, we cannot overlook the fact that Google loves WordPress, making it the most SEO friendly CMS around.

While hard facts and data help us feel secure in making important business decisions, like choosing the right CMS, it always nice to know the little insider details that make you feel as though you truly know the brand. To help you get to know WordPress on a more personal level, below are 10 things you didn’t know about this inimitable CMS solution.

  1. WordPress will be celebrating it’s 12th birthday on May 27, 2015.
  2. Although initially developed as a blogging platform, WordPress now runs over 66 million sites, with brands like NY Times, Forbes, Dole and Mercedez-Benz using it.
  3. Volunteers build WordPress. Hundreds of developers from around the world are working together to improve this platform daily.
  4. WordPress is completely customizable and can be used for anything from blogging to e-commerce to enterprise level B2B websites.
  5. Co-founder, Matt Mullenberg, was a 19-year-old freshman at University of Houston when he and partner Mike Little first launched WordPress.
  6. They name each new version release after an influential Jazz musician. Their first one named after Miles Davis.
  7. WordPress-based keywords rack in around 37 million searches per month.
  8. There have been 29,626,717 downloads of WordPress.org as of today, and growing.
  9. It has the built-in capability to be used in any language.
  10. 22 of every 100 active domains in the U.S run on WordPress.

See, there is a lot more to WordPress than just it’s unmatched functionality, scalability and the too-good-to-true ease of use. Now, do you still think WordPress is just a silly little blogging platform?  Let us know in the comments below!