WordPress is a popular content management system. Ultra-popular. In fact, WordPress runs over 20 percent of the world’s websites, including authoritative sites like Mashable. This question might jump out of your mind: Why WordPress is so popular? Well, you may get the answer(s) you are looking for after you read this post. So, read on 🙂
The WordPress was founded by a man who was about to change the world – and he didn’t realize it. And thanks to this guy, we can now share our thoughts – and make money – easier than ever.
Who is this guy? His name is Matt Mullenweg.
Matt founded WordPress in 2004 when he was 19 years old. Matt started out slowly, and WordPress grows organically – slowly, but surely. Perhaps it’s because that it’s an open source project, not a for-profit one. Only Matt knows.
Want to find out more about Matt and his WordPress? Well, I’ve found what I think the best Matt Mullenwerg interview so far, and if you have 30 minutes to spare, please watch this video – it’s worth watching:
So, one question looms: If it’s an open source software, how Matt makes money and support himself and his 150 staffs?
The answer is add-ons. WordPress is free, and will always be free, but if you want more features to the basic installment, you can purchase add-ons. You can also hire Matt’s team to develop a WordPress-powered site for you. Need a web hosting? Matt got you covered.
SO, let’s go back to the question at the beginning of this post: What makes WordPress so popular – and so cool? The answer is the kaizen nature of WordPress and those who run it. Matt and his team continue to make WordPress better – faster, more powerful, more stylish – while keeping things open source and free for all.
Eye-opening, and very inspiring. Agreed?