You’ve heard this a thousand times: WordPress is the most popular content management system (aka CMS) in the world. W3Techs reports that 59% of sites using CMS are built on WordPress. It’s so successful that it’s almost become a synonym for CMS!
So what makes WordPress the preferred choice for millions of developers, designers, and anyone who needs a website really?
First of all, WordPress is free and open source. This doesn’t only mean that you get it for free (duh), but also that a team of developers from all over the world works constantly on improving it. Also, there’s a crazy amount of plugins available that integrate with the platform. These allow you to add all sorts of functionalities to your website—from image sliders to calendars, news feeds, spam filters and so on. It’s also very easy to use: its interface is simple and intuitive, and the web is full of WP tutorials of all kinds to help you make the most out of it.
In a nutshell, it’s an extremely versatile system that enables you to create pretty much any sort of website you can think of.
Yes, any sort. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that WordPress is just for small-business websites, blogs and other small-to-mid size projects. That’s very far from the truth! Plenty of complex e-commerce sites are built on WordPress, and doing pretty well 😉