WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world to build a website. Almost 33% of the world’s websites use WordPress to publish content.
WordPress is free web software to create, manage, update and organize content such as text, video, images and audio on its website. WordPress is a powerful tool which is best used for business websites, blogs and small-medium sized websites. Previous survey record of https://w3techs.com/technologies/ says that in 2017, WordPress powered 27.3% of all websites. And by August 2019, WordPress had made it to the current market share of 61%.
What is Content Management System?
The content management system (CMS) is an online piece of software or web-based application that allows anyone to create and update websites by saving time and effort. It already has a number of plugins and themes which users can use to extend functionality and start developing and managing a website which makes it simpler and easier.
There are numerous advantages to using WordPress that have allowed it to stay ahead of any other CMS out there in market. And this article exploring them to help the platform to maintain its reign on the web.
1. It is open-source, free and easy to use:
The biggest reason why WordPress is the most popular CMS is free to download use. And secondly, it is open source which means it is constantly up-to-date and upgraded.
One big advantage is that it needs little to no coding skills, unlike other content management systems like Drupal. If you have some basic HTML knowledge, then you can perform almost any task with WordPress.
2. Great Hosting Options:
WP Engine is a managed WordPress hosting platform. WP Engine is one of the best options because they made their business much simpler by not hosting other platforms.
Automatic daily backups with one-click restore
WP Engine has been able to hyper-focus on speed and even has caching software ready to use out of the box.
3. WordPress is highly customizable:
Apart from purchasing a theme, organizations can also hire an agency to build a custom WordPress theme. WordPress rules 15% of the top 100 websites in the world, including major brands like CNN, Time, Fortune and TechCrunch. As WordPress is highly customizable so you can use it to build a simple blog-style website and portfolio to complex e-commerce and large -scale government websites.
4. Plugin for almost everything:
A huge benefit of using WordPress is that it has more than 54000 plugins varies from simple feature enhancers to full-fledged applications that can help you run your website and your business. Almost everything plugin from anti-spam filters, SEO tools, popup modules and interactive image plugins are available online. Most of these plugins are free and constantly updated by a community of dedicated professionals.
5. WordPress is SEO friendly:
The best benefit of WordPress is that it has great Search Engine Optimization (SEO) out of the box. It is important because not only creating quality content, you also want to make sure that your content can be found by search engines like Google.
6. Content Creation is Easy on WordPress:
Due to some special features of WordPress content creation is easy on it and they are:
Built-in word count for targeting long-form content requirements.
Easy to switch between WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) and text editors.
Distraction-free writing mode.
Simple insertion of media.
7. WordPress is Scalable and cost-effective:
WordPress is very scalable. With a special feature “custom post types”, developers can design a website in such a way that you can have limitless collections of data and individual interfaces for each type. Means it makes easy to add or delete new entries if you have staff, job postings, etc. WordPress is a very cost-effective solution for companies that don’t want to spend a fortune.
With all these points considered above, there is no doubt that WordPress is the most popular CMS. With every WordPress installation, the community grows. Being part of its community and this open-source project may seem like a double-edged sword for some. But if you stay informed and put in basic best practices in place then you will not only be safe with your WordPress site but happy as well.
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