Wow! It turns out that currently the open source publishing platform that is known as WordPress powers 12% of the web, that is incredible considering the size of the web and the competition out there.
With the likes of Ford, Ebay, Yahoo and many other mainstream brands choosing WordPress over the other open source platforms available it’s no wonder Matt Mullenweg doesn’t see any reason why WordPress can’t power 20, 30, 40% of the web.
Although it is currently a publishing platform Matt, who is Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web, has suggested the possibility of WordPress Apps. WordPress is no longer a blogging platform it ‘s a very powerful publishing platform and can be used to create any kind of website or web application. There is no reason why it can’t even be turned into an offline CRM or a non public database application purely for cataloging data. The beauty of all this is that this technology is free for anyone to develop or use for themselves – which is why the likes of Playstation, CNN, Number 10 and many more use this innovative and easy to use publishing platform rather than opt for a bespoke option that is protected by ownership and usually comes at a very high cost.
In our opinion Matt Mullenweg is one of the good guys, sharing this technology for everyone to use certainly goes against the grain of his predecesors. Matt was recently interviewed last month by Cris Valerio from Bloomberg TV at SxSW see the full interview here http://ma.tt/2011/04/bloomberg-tv-interview/
Let us know what you think? Do you develop with WordPress? What do you use WordPress as a publishing platform?