As of January 2018, WordPress was used by more than 39.3% of the top 10 million websites. This is a staggering figure and it continues to rise everyday. Everything from simple websites, to blogs, to complex portals and enterprise websites, even applications are built with WordPress.
WordPress websites combine simplicity for users and publishers with under-the-hood complexity for developers. This makes it flexible while still being easy-to-use.
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. By focusing on user experience and web standards, the goal is to create a tool different from anything else out there.