Our blog on WordPress is a perfect example of how the audience participates and shapes the content. We are creating the content for our community by writing the posts each week, but also by sharing our ideas when making comments.
In fact, WordPress has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world. It is an open source, which means that it is developed by and for the user community.WordPress project is carried by a community of dedicated developers, users, and supporters.The development of WordPress has started in 2003. After one year, WordPress came with Plugin Architecture. This made it possible for the users and developers to write their own plugins and share them with rest of the community. As a result, WordPress 1.2 was the breakthrough of that time, which helped to attract a lot of users. Since then, the project would continue developing every year, becoming a more and more appealing and user-friendly platform.
I believe that an increasing participation on WordPress has helped the project to be the success. It is an open source software, therefore the users shape the content.There are 76.5 million blogs on WordPress (as of 2014). There are 3 billion comments that have been left on WordPress sites (as of 2015). These figures are overwhelming.