WordPress reached 50 million websites last Sunday (July 10th, 2011). Congratulations to Matt Mullenweg and all contributors for their achievement.
WordPress now powers 14% of all websites worldwide with over 280 million users per month and 2.5 billion page views. It is powering websites, blogs, portfolios, stores and much more. Business, companies, organisations and individuals such as CNN, NFL, TED and millions more and including of course, this website are all powered by WordPress.
Mullenweg has been named as one of the 25 most influential people on the web, Matt Mullenweg founded and runs WordPress as an open source web platform which has revolutionised website publishing. WordPress has evolved from a blogging platform into a general-purpose CMS which is used by millions of sites on the web and it is one of the most popular content management system around being used by many Fortune 500 companies.
Memburn has an interesting interview with Matt Mullenweg.
WordPress is free and maintained by a large group of professional developers who donate their time to make WordPress better and more powerful. It offers great SEO staight out of the box, an easy to use content management system and great extensibity.
Why would you want to use anything else for your small business website?