This year’s statistics from W3Techs Web Technology Surveys are in, and it’s another year of growth in popularity for the WordPress content management system. We use WordPress for most projects for several reasons, and apparently most of the world agrees with us on this choice!
WordPress: Most Popular Website Software
We’re listing just those above 2% in popularity and market share here:
According to the statistics above, WordPress software now powers 25% of all websites, and 56% of all content management system (database driven) websites.
Going even farther, in an article from Entrepreneur.com, John Rampton lists these 25 reasons:
- Search engine friendly
- Safe and secure
- Easy to use
- Lots of support
- Hosts multimedia
- Mobile friendly
- Integrates with other business applications
- Easy to manage
- Lots more than just a blog
- Establishes a community
- Saves money
- Works well for e-commerce stores
- Not limited to a specific hosting company
- Easy to keep fresh
- Use it for membership services
- Pre-schedule new posts
- Handles multiple user roles
- Add testimonials
- Post content with one click
- Universal platform
- It keeps getting better!
What Platform Is Best for Our Clients?
We like WordPress for a variety of reasons, but primarily because we only want to create environments that are the best investment for our clients.
This decision gets made for each project not according to what is the most fun for us to work with, or what has the most buzz among developers, but what is best for our clients. When we’re helping clients succeed, it’s not about playing with cutting edge toys with sparkly bells and whistles — we’re using what’s reliable and has proven return on investment.