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Overview of web technologies used by Wordpress.com.
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3 March 2000
Number 62 of all websites according to Alexa
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WordPress is an open source blog publishing and content management system, based on PHP and MySQL.
PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.
HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard.
UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode, which is backwards compatible with ASCII.
PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a lossless compression image format, suitable to store graphics with uniformly colored areas, and originally introduced as a free, open-source successor of GIF.
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a lossless compression image format, originally introduced by CompuServe and suitable to store graphics, logos and simple animations.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format.
External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.
Embedded Cascading Style Sheets define a set of style rules in a <style> element within a web page.
Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.
Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.
HTTP/2 is the second major version of the HTTP network protocol.
HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) defines a mechanism enabling web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure connections.
The websites redirects visitors to use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://example.com/.
The Open Graph protocol, originally developed by Facebook, is an RDFa-based format that enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph.
Twitter Cards enable automatic attachment of photos, videos and media elements to Tweets.
Generic RDFa (Resource Description Framework in attributes) is RDFa without further specialization.
GoDaddy is an IT service provider, among others operating as SSL certificate authority. This includes ValiCert certificates, now operated by GoDaddy.
Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.
WordPress Jetpack Stats is a visitor tracking plugin for the WordPress publishing platform.
Quantcast provides visitor statistics of web sites.
Yandex.Metrica is a Russian web analytics service.
Hotjar ia a website analytics and feedback application.
The Google Advertising network consists of AdSense, DoubleClick and other services.
ONE by AOL (formerly Adtech and AOL Advertising) is an ad serving platform. This includes services that were originally developed independently, such as Tacoda, Adsonar and Quigo.
Nginx (pronounced as "engine X") is a lightweight open source web server developed by Igor Sysoev.
Automattic is hosting WordPress-based websites.
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