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Site Info - Wordpress.com

Overview of web technologies used by Wordpress.com.

Website Background

WordPress.com: Create a free website or blog
Create a free website or easily build a blog on WordPress.com. Dozens of free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes. Free hosting and support.

Description on Homepage

Free blogs managed by the developers of the WordPress software. Includes custom design templates, integrated statistics, automatic spam protection and other features.

Description from Alexa

3 March 2000

Online since

Number 54 of all websites according to Alexa

Popularity rank

CountryVisitorsCountry Rank
United States17.3%50
Indonesia7.7%21
India6.3%39

Main visitors locations

WordPress is an open source blog publishing and content management system, based on PHP and MySQL.

WordPress

PHP is a popular scripting language for creating web pages.

PHP

JavaScript is a lightweight, object-oriented, cross-platform scripting language, mainly used within web pages.

JavaScript

jQuery is a JavaScript library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating and Ajax interaction. Originally developed by John Resig.

jQuery

HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard.

HTML5

UTF-8 (8-bit Unicode Transformation Format) is a variable-length character encoding for Unicode, which is backwards compatible with ASCII.

UTF-8

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.

PNG

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a lossless compression image format, originally introduced by CompuServe and suitable to store graphics, logos and simple animations.

GIF

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format.

SVG

External Cascading Style Sheets define style rules in a separate CSS file.

External CSS

Embedded Cascading Style Sheets define a set of style rules in a <style> element within a web page.

Embedded CSS

Inline Cascading Style Sheets define style rules directly within an (X)HTML element using the style attribute.

Inline CSS

Gzip (GNU zip) is a file compression algorithm.

Gzip Compression

HTTP/2 is the second major version of the HTTP network protocol.

HTTP/2

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) defines a mechanism enabling web sites to declare themselves accessible only via secure connections.

HTTP Strict Transport Security

The websites redirects visitors to use SSL encryption, e.g. from http://example.com/ to https://example.com/.

Default protocol https

Persistent cookies with an expiration time between 1 month and 1 year.

Cookies expiring in months
(used until recently)

Persistent cookies with an expiration time between 1 and 10 years.

Cookies expiring in years
(used until recently)

Non-HttpOnly cookies are used in the HTTP protocol and also in client side scripts, which may be a security threat.

Non-HttpOnly Cookies
(used until recently)

Non-secure cookies may be used via an unencrypted connections, which may be a security threat.

Non-Secure Cookies
(used until recently)

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.

Open Graph

Twitter Cards enable automatic attachment of photos, videos and media elements to Tweets.

Twitter Cards

Generic RDFa (Resource Description Framework in attributes) is RDFa without further specialization.

Generic RDFa

GoDaddy is an IT service provider, among others operating as SSL certificate authority. This includes ValiCert certificates, now operated by GoDaddy.

GoDaddy

Google Analytics is a free service to get detailed statistics about the visitors of a website, provided by Google.

Google Analytics

WordPress Jetpack Stats is a visitor tracking plugin for the WordPress publishing platform.

WordPress Jetpack

Quantcast provides visitor statistics of web sites.

Quantcast

Yandex.Metrica is a Russian web analytics service.

Yandex.Metrica
(used until recently)

The Google Advertising network consists of AdSense, DoubleClick and other services.

Google Ads

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.

ONE by AOL

Nginx (pronounced as "engine X") is a lightweight open source web server developed by Igor Sysoev.

Nginx

Automattic is hosting WordPress-based websites.

Automattic
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Technology Score

The technology score rates a site based on its technologies in a range from 0 to 100. It consists in a popularity score (how many sites use the same technologies), a traffic score (how much traffic have other sites using the same technologies) and a version score (how many sites use more recent technology versions). Quality alerts also affect the rating.

TotalPopularity TrafficVersion
Technology Score678154
Content Management Systems577836
Server-side Programming Languages679143
Client-side Programming Languages7510051
JavaScript Libraries729846
Markup Languages688452
SSL Certificate Authorities422361
Traffic Analysis Tools829372
Advertising Networks859674
Web Servers596255

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