Why we use WordPress

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Published: 17 March 2016


Why we use WordPress

We design a lot of WordPress websites in our work, more than any other content management system (CMS) or framework. So what you’ll want to know is what makes it so great?

WordPress is the most widely CMS in the world, with over 100,000 new WordPress websites created every day. It accounts for 55% of known CMS websites, and is the engine behind 17.4% of all websites. Some of these websites are amongst the busiest on the internet, and include NASA, CNN, Reuters, Forbes, The New York Times, TED, TopGear, and TechCrunch. However, WordPress isn’t just for bloggers and media companies. Big businesses like Ford, Honda, and Sony all rely on WordPress to drive their websites, as do millions of small businesses around the globe.

One of the most powerful features of WordPress is its rich ecosystem of plugins that extend its functionality. To date there are over 43,000 plugins available, with 1,210,882,545 downloads so far. You can find plugins for almost anything you may want a website to do. From e-commerce to booking systems, social media platforms, and even an Asteroids widget for classic gaming action!

There are so many other reasons to go with WordPress, including security, reliability, regular updates, and its user friendly system. The graphic below summaries a few more facts and figures on the world’s most popular CMS.

Why we use WordPress

This infographic was designed by WPdiscounts.

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