Michael Jordan has been a 6 time NBA championship. He has won 5 MVP awards, and has been selected to play in 14 NBA All-Star Games.
But WordPress is still cooler than Michael Jordan.
Here’s a look at arguably the greatest basketball player of all time v/s the best CMS ever.
#1 WordPress is Free
“WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time”
WordPress costs $0, zilch, zip, nada. It’s 100% free. This means it’s accessible to anybody with an internet connection.
Michael Jordan on the other hand was paid $35 million a year for playing in the NBA and earns $60 million a year from Nike.
#2 WordPress has a big fan base
Over 74 million websites around the globe use WordPress. 37 of those websites are hosted freely on WordPress.com. WordPress is used by 23% of all websites. That is to say, nearly 1 in 5 sites is on WordPress. WordPress related terms receive over 30 million searches on Google per month.
Michael Jordan has 27 million likes on Facebook (good thing we’re not comparing WordPress to Shakira 😀 ).
#3 WordPress is multipurpose
WordPress is a multipurpose CMS. It can be used to create a Blog, an e-Commerce shop, an online event management system, an e-learning management system, an auctions website, a real estate website, a portfolio website, a directory, etc. Looking to create your own website?
Michael Jordan was an ace basketball player, had a short-lived career as a baseball player, and was an actor (I quite liked Space Jam).
#4 WordPress has a wider playing field
WordPress is actively used in the United States, Europe, South Africa, Australia, India <3 , Indonesia, Russia, and so on. WordCamp is hosted in 48 different countries around the world. WordPress has been translated to over 40 languages. And blogs on WordPress.com are being written in over 120 languages.
Fun Fact: WordPress.com is the 9th most popular site in Indonesia
Michael Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.
#5 WordPress (Automattic) is worth $1.16B
Automattic the company which has built WordPress, has been valued at $1.16 billion according to VentureBeat.
Michael Jordan’s net worth is $1 billion (that’s $60 more than Matt Mullenweg though).
#6 WordPress can earn you money!
WordPress developers on an average charge $50/ hour. WordPress is one of the most requested skills on oDesk (a global online work platform). Need more be said? Start learning WordPress today!
Fun Fact: Every second you were reading this 5 new posts were published on WordPress.com blogs.
So the question is ‘Can WordPress star in an All-Star game?’ You tell me. WordPress has previously won a CMS award and a CMS Hall of Fame award. And I’m sure if there is a CMS all-star game, WordPress would surely be the MVP. 🙂
Source: 14 Surprising Statistics About WordPress Usage and some enthusiastic internet surfing
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