WordPress released in 2003 was born from the desire for an elegant and well-architected personal publishing platform built on PHP and MySQL. Starting as a bloggers platform, WordPress evolved into a full web-based content management system with thousands of plugins, widgets and themes that offer a complete customizable enterprise solution. As a free open source content management system (CMS), WordPress powers over 60 million websites worldwide.
Approximately 17.4% of the top one million sites run on WordPress. With hundreds of open source contributors around the globe, WordPress has evolved into a mature and stable CMS product that builds simple websites, blogs, complex portals, enterprise websites and applications.
According to Quantcast, WordPress is the leading CMS Internet distribution platform on the Internet based on the top 10,000 websites.
Nimble Disposable Technology
As part of a nimble disposable technology strategy, WordPress provides a low cost entry point that does not lock businesses into a costly and inflexible infrastructure that isn’t changeable over time. The idea is to have a degree of nimbleness and speed in the types of engineering embraced, allowing for ease in changing technology.
The ability to dispose and add new technology that responds to new application demands along with a hedge against obsolescence in a rapidly evolving technology world makes WordPress a worthy CMS candidate for consideration. WordPress CMS, as part of a disposable technology strategy provides agility designed to meet evolving business needs and requirements. (Coming Soon … WordPress Lessons Learned Part 2)