WordPress may have started as a simple blogging platform. But it has exploded into becoming not only the best blogging platform but also a full-blown CMS in recent years. Enterprises like The White House, jQuery, Dyn, NGINX, The New York Times, all call WordPress their online home.
They’re just the cream of the crop, though. According to BuiltWith, another 19,922,280 live websites (and counting) use WordPress, too. There’s a reason that so many websites use it. Rather than charge for their enterprise-level CMS, the founding company behind it, Automattic, chose to keep it open source.