If you want to start running the blog, website or online shop you probably want to use tools which are not complicated and expensive. What you expect is professionalism, ease of use and efficiency. All your actions will depend largely on the CMS where you work, so you need to know exactly what it really is a Content Management System we are talking about and why you would be best to cooperate with WordPress.
Content Management System is, in a nutshell it’s a website, which has an administration panel that allows for independent and free to change the content without any programming knowledge which means that thanks to CMS, you can edit your website almost as much as you want even if you’re not a programmer.
CMS allows you to add photos, statistics, graphics, movies, tables, entire pages and sections and the text with the possibility of its formatting. The most popular CMSs have usually free additives, called plug-ins that allow you to create galleries, forums, “Like it” button and many, many others. CMS choice is very wide so that novice users can have a problem with the decision which one to choose. But there is one candidate who for years beats all others and for the years wins hearts of users around with its enduring popularity. And we’re talking about WordPress.
How WordPress has gained its popularity?
In last few months WordPress has been downloaded over 50 millions times. What is more, almost 22% of all websites run on WordPress! This means that every fifth website operates on the basis of this particular system! This huge popularity is still growing and according to statistics WordPress is levied at a rate of nearly 90 downloads per minute! It’s hard to believe! What influenced to the popularity of WordPress?
Ability to modify
First of all, WordPress is a product based on General Public License v2.0 which is free and open source software. Free access to the source files and opportunity to easily making some modifications are just some of the advantages of this CMS. And that is why WordPress has gained popularity. Because of the ability to modify. Imagine, you can change your simple website or blog into the large Internet service or even the portal.
Ease of use
What is the most important for average user? Ease of use and of course clarity. WordPress since always has been simple utility service and what is more, recently it improved its appearance and finally we can say that this power looks really good. WordPress is updated every 18 days and thanks to this it’s save and it doesn’t require large investments in security.
The biggest brands in WordPress
Why WordPress is so popular all over the world? Because of the biggest brands which have trusted this simple CMS. The Time Magazine, Ford, Forbes, Reuters, UPS, Sony, CNN and many more use the services of WordPress. Such actions has an incredible impact on the masses around the world that can work just as world powers.
There’s one more reason why WordPress has gained its popularity. Thanks to WordPress you’ve got the offert you just can’t refuse- ability to conduct automated online store. And there’s more. The cost of such interest is about $ 20-40 per year! That’s like for free!
What else they offer us?
WordPress always has been the best choice for users. In 2011 WordPress had 12% of the world’s websites. Now the number is 22% and as I mentioned before, it’s still growing! Creators of this CMS knew what people wanted and they decided to meet their demands. What is more, they still do it! They still understand users, improve their work and make it better and better than ever. When sometimes I’m writing about phenomena, I’m almost always wonder what else creators can add, how will they improve it or what will they do to keep it so popular? Well, I think that we won’t be forced to wait too long, and at any moment will be another, even better version of WordPress. I can’t wait!