The first version of WordPress was released on May 27, 2003. This makes WordPress older than both Twitter and Facebook.
In order to protect the freedoms offered by open source, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg created the WordPress Foundation. This non-profit organization owns the “WordPress” trademark, and protects freedoms offered by the software’s open-source license.
Hundreds of companies and thousands of professionals from all over the world sell WordPress based services, products and solutions. WordPress provides excellent opportunities to thousands of developers, designers and entrepreneurs to build their business on WordPress.
WordPress is fully translated into 120 languages and it is partially translated into dozens more. Many popular WordPress plugins and themes are also available in different languages.