Why A WordPress Website?
A WordPress website uses a content management system (CMS), which means the entire site is managed from the “dashboard.” Pages, posts, media, plugins, themes all can be administrated from one location.
The WordPress platform launched as a hosted service in 2001. It was primarily a blogging platform and was used by thousands of businesses, journalists, aspiring writers, and simple hobbyists.
In 2005, the ability to “skin” the website with different themes was introduced, and just like that, WordPress use exploded. It was incredibly easy to develop a website that didn’t look like everyone else’s.
The platform continued to grow adding an easy-to-install theme program and customizers, page, post and project content types, a Word-like text editor, media libraries and installable plugins.
Currently, WordPress websites power around 28% of all the websites on the internet. That’s a staggering number of nearly 16,000,000 websites using the self-hosted version of WordPress. Some other stats from CodeInWP.com :
- 8% of the top 100 blogs are WordPress websites
- 2,645 of the top 10,000 websites use WordPress
- Compared to other CMS solutions, WordPress is nearly THREE TIMES more popular than Drupal, and nearly EIGHT TIMES more popular than Joomla.
So match those phenomenal numbers with around 50,000 feature-enhancing plugins build specifically for WordPress websites, scalable hostingenvironments optimized for the platform, security and updating processes, and a user-friendly interface, and you have the most versatile website platform around.