WordPress fans were excited to hear that the software was briefly mentioned on the popular Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. In case you missed it, here’s a quick summary of the reference, captured by Megan Gray: pahahaha, I captured #WordPress on #oitnb. too real, if I had a nickel for every time I got an inquiry like this… pic.twitter.com/XCfo5jtpZU — Megan Gray (@HouseofGrays) June 16, 2015 This isn’t WordPress’ first pop culture reference. The software was also mentioned in Lily Allen’s “URL Badman” song released last year. Who could forget the time that WordPress was used to guide missiles? WordPress Javascript (post.js) was used in episode 5 of the British mini-series Strike Back as part of a weapons guidance system. Mark Jaquith then ported those changes back to core, which has hopefully decreased the number of missiles accidentally launched via post.js. It wasn’t too long ago that mentioning WordPress to an acquaintance in a bar would get you a quizzical face in return. Fast forward a few years and WordPress is now used by 24.1% of all websites, with a content management system market share of 60.4%, according to the most recent estimation from W3Techs. The software
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