WordPress used to be known primarily as a blogging platform, and it remains the best solution to use for blog, however it has come a long way and has become a very comprehensive Content Management Suite used to power many different types of websites, including business sites, job boards, sites featuring classified ads, etc. It is extremely flexible, adaptable, and if a specific feature or features that are not built-in are needed by a user, there are literally thousands of plugins available to enhance it’s functionality, so there is likely solution already developed for that need – the possibilities are literally limitless!
I will allow these WordPress statistics to speak for themselves:
- 50-60% is WordPress’ share of the global CMS market – making it the most popular CMS of them all.
- Around 15,886,000 websites on the entire web use it.
- 22% of new domains in the US are run with it.
- There are approximately 76.5 Million WordPress.com blogs as of 2014. I can only imagine how many there are now.
- 123,498,018 total theme downloads in 2014.
- Plugins received 1 billion total downloads
- Gets more unique visitors than Amazon (126 million per month vs. 96 million per month).
- The number of page views across blogs hosted in the month of April 2016 is 21,518,258,660.
- The number of posts published from blogs hosted in the month of April 2016 is 55,774,245.
- Notable WordPress websites includes Jay-Z, Katy Perry, CNN, Forbes, UPS, GM, Ebay, BestBuy, Sony and more.
With statistics like this, why waste your time with Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, Drupal or Joomla?