Amongst all the open source CMS (Content Management System) WordPress is at the top of the food chain. 74.6 million website are running wordpress and the number is growing every second. Brain child of Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, wordpress has travelled a long way from a simple blogging platform to fully featured website. The journey has been mostly smooth but in between the cms has a bumpy ride with security issues glumming all over, the cms creating security holes. It has nearly 29,000 plugins and this number is growing daily. The popularity of the wordpress is due to the simplicity of the framework to develop, also the backend is really easy to maneuver as compared to Drupal or Joomla. It is truly the end user paradise. Plugins really increase the functionalities WordPress develop its own framework. With wordpress you get the max Return On Investment (ROI). As web developer specializing on this framework the hourly rate can be between $35 – $50/hr. Last two months being the worst phase of wordpress as there are a lot of security issue, they are forced to come up with 3-4 security upgrades in one month. Now the dust has settled the community is again happy. One of the reasons for the wordpress success is the active community. They contribute to the popularity of the framework. WordPress related searches are more as compared to amazon. WordPress is my livelyhood, I eat and breath WordPress, wants the framework to be more popular than ever.