Ajay Yadav January 31st, 2020

Why One-Third of the Top 10 Million Websites Choose WordPress?

Did you know that WordPress CMS powers around 26% of all the websites?  This CMS has always been a favourite among the web-savvy users and start-ups because of its simple yet powerful features.

If you have plans to start a small business website using any CMS platform, then WordPress is worth choosing because it comes with ample features to help start-ups at a fee of cost. 

The immense popularity of WordPress CMS has led to its rise in demands for even conversion projects like switching from HTML into WordPress website. But developers must also have a plan ahead of executing any such task so that the entire process can be conducted smoothly without any problems.

In the year 2011 WordPress was powering about 13% of the websites and today in 2019, it is powering over 33.4% sites. In the past few years, WordPress has become the most popular CMS for more and more organizations and a variety of websites are now built using the CMS. Even large enterprises use it to power their site as it is easy to maintain and comes with a huge community of volunteers that has grown along the CMS. Besides this, there are many other benefits of choosing WordPress. 

Let’s get into some more details and understand the reasons behind its popularity. 

It has been in the market for many years

WordPress is a CMS software launched in the year 2003. Initially it started as a tool for the bloggers. But it quickly grew to be the first platform for every business and developers with little or no technical experience. About more than 500 websites were created every day by using WordPress and this continued for a long period.  With some latest CMS platforms coming up, the market competition is also increasing, but still, WordPress remains to rule the market as it is highly stable and reliable. 

Open-Source CMS

Whether you are making a commercial website or a personal blog, WordPress doesn’t charge any money and this is what makes it extremely popular among users. It is an open-source CMS, which means that WordPress development code is free and can be accessed by any user. You can easily download it and make the essential changes in the code as per your needs. It is also essential to remember that not all changes are accepted by the WordPress team. You have to update it to a new version in case your changes are approved. Today, there are over 31,000 WordPress plugins and over 2600 WordPress themes online and for this, you need a web host and structural domain to run.

Easy to customise the themes and plugins: 

A large number of people using WordPress are neither programmers nor web designers and as a matter of fact, most of them start to use WordPress CMS even without any knowledge of creating a site. WordPress is the best solution for non-tech savvy folks out there because it comes with thousands of free website templates that they can choose from. You will find a perfect theme for every kind of website, whether it is a business site, an e-store or a blogging platform. 

Not only this, but you can also add custom functionality to any WordPress site by using the plugins and these plugins can help you add advanced features like contact forms, membership areas and analytics. 

Search engine friendly: 

Every website owner dreams to attain higher rank on the search engines and WordPress CMS is designed to be SEO friendly since it can be easily downloaded to enhance the function and also improve the domain. By choosing to use WordPress, you can easily create an attractive website for the search engines and the platform is also written by using simple and standard and clean codes. Its responsive and logical design makes the search engines prefer WordPress websites. 

Safe and secure to use: 

With the popularity of WordPress also comes the interest of the hackers. A reason why WordPress development is preferred is the security measures that the developers take to keep it secured.  The WordPress staff can constantly update the CMS together with the plugins that can be integrated with it. But the users should always be very cautious and only download the plugins from trusted sources, like the ones that are directly logged into WordPress.

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Ajay Yadav

Ajay Yadav writes website & ecommerce development articles for IDS Logic Pvt Ltd. His articles have appeared in a number of top rated sites, including EzineArticles.com, Yourstory.com, Dzone.com and Tweakyourbiz.com. His articles focus on informative development needs–but never at the expense of providing an entertaining read.

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