WordPress is the most well-known and successful content manage systems ever made. With over 26% of the world’s websites using it, there’s gotta be some kind of secret we don’t know about, right? How could something be so popular after all this time? It’s not a secret at all, actually, WordPress is just a perfect storm of features and usability.
Join us as we look at the characteristics and design choices that led WordPress to take the throne as the most popular CMS in the world.
The WordPress Formula: A Recipe For Success
When you set out to make a website, hosting companies everywhere recommend WordPress as their top platform for your website. Real statistics have shown that people prefer to use this platform over the other options in a great many cases.
Why is that? Let’s look at some of the reasons why WordPress is so darn popular:
1. It’s An Open-Source Platform
It seems like such a small decision, but part of the reason why WordPress took off, was because it started (and continues to be) an open-source platform. This means that no one can control, censor, or otherwise manipulate your content. Furthermore, it means the program is entirely free.
On top of all that, it’s also open to the masses for tweaks, improvements, and additional features. Anyone can join in and work directly with the program’s code to create plugins and themes that expand the features of the platform way beyond anything it’s competitors offer.
It’s a program by the people, for the people, which makes it insanely easy to get behind.