WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. It is used by over 60 million websites and 22% of the world’s most popular websites. Some people still aren’t convinced though, so here are some additional reasons why we know that WordPress is the CMS of choice.
WordPress comes with a huge library of free plugins, over 30,000 of them in the directory, and there are also thousands of premium themes and plugins.
WordPress comes with SEO advantages along with additional ecommerce capabilities if you are looking at setting up an online store. It’s easy to use, even if you don’t have technical skills.
There are lots of companies that use WordPress to power their websites, from The New Yorker and TechCrunch to celebrity star sites like Beyoncé’s.
Still not convinced? Here are some industry experts talking about why they chose WordPress.
‘The main reason why I use WordPress is because of its flexibility. Considering all the power of WordPress and the plugins, if you were to build any of that from scratch, you would be spending tens of thousands. WordPress is fairly easy to setup and flexible enough for majority of use cases.’ – Syed Balkhi, Founder of WPBeginner
‘It’s easy to set up, and it has a great community of folks using and developing for it. Plus, we had the Moz blog on a home-grown platform and I wanted to experiment with WordPress given its popularity.’
‘I’ve never had a problem with it or a reason to migrate to another service, so it’s mostly inertia and customer satisfaction that keeps me on.’
‘I need to be up-to-speed with what’s popular in the web publishing/marketing world and WordPress is certainly one of those, so it makes sense for me to embrace and use so I can be empathetic and helpful to others who do.’ – Rand Fishkin, Founder of Moz
‘The community of developers and people using WordPress is growing exponentially. The number of high-traffic sites using it is also growing. For these reasons I feel very comfortable putting my trust into that platform.‘ Brian Gardner, Partner at Copyblogger Media
If you are moving towards a new website you really should check it out – it’s free, easy and powerful.