You might be contemplating whether WordPress is the right platform on which to manage your Online Business, but being spoilt for choice by the wide variety of Content Management Systems (CMS) on the market, you might not be sure.
A little background on WordPress according to CodeinWP:
- 50-60% is WordPress’ share of the global CMS market – making it the most popular CMS of them all for the 7th year in a row.
- New York Observer, New York Post, TED, Thought Catalog, Williams, USA Today, CNN, Fortune.com, TIME.com, National Post, Spotify, TechCrunch, CBS Local, NBC, and more all use WordPress.
- WordPress is the fastest growing CMS, with roughly 500+ new sites being built daily in the top 10 million websites on the web (compared to Shopify’s and Squarespace’s 60-80).
- WordPress powers 14.7% of top 100 websites in the world.
- 17 posts are published every second on WordPress sites around the world.
- 37 million global Google searches for “WordPress” are made per month.
The keyword “WordPress” gets googled around 2.8 million times every month.
Around 19,500,000 websites on the entire web use WordPress.
- 8% of the top 100 blogs according to Technorati are managed with WordPress.
- 2,645 of the top 10k websites on the web use WordPress.
- 22,111 of the top 100k websites use WordPress.
- 297,629 of the top 1M websites use WordPress.
- In 2014, non-English WordPress downloads surpassed English downloads for the first time.
- 22% of new domains in the US are run with WordPress.
- WordPress as a CMS (47%) is nearly 12 times more popular than Drupal (4%) in India.
- In the US (2014 data), WordPress is preferred by 50% of the users, with Drupal scooping up 17% and Joomla getting 6.44%.
- It’s the most widely used CMS system
- It’s regularly updated
- It’s SEO friendly
- It’s highly customizable
- It’s Free
- It takes some time to learn the platform
- It might not suit every need
- It’s not suitable to manage a very large number of products
Unless you have a very specific need or have thousands of products, WordPress is a fantastic platform that has a huge amount of plugins that can fill nearly every need. The fact that it’s free should be a good enough reason to test it out. We personally run all our websites off of WordPress and would recommend it without a doubt.