The founding developer of WordPress is Matt Mullenweg. He was only a 19-year old freshman attending the University of Houston, when he launched the platform in 2003. Today the company running WordPress, operates with just 678 employees. All WordPress Releases are Named After Jazz Artists. And these days, there are over 50,000 WordPress plugins available to download. WordPress.com (and self-hosted WordPress websites running Jetpack) get an average 22,000,000,000+ page views per month. The WordPress CMS powers 28.5% of all websites. 50,000 WordPress.com websites are launched daily. Wapuu is the unofficial mascot of WordPress, inspired by WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg’s trip to Japan.