According to W3 Techs WordPress powers 17.4% of the websites on the Internet. Total market share of the Content Management space is 54.7%*.
It’s not hard to see why – WordPress is what a content management system should be. Starting life as a blogging platform, WordPress puts the content first and separates the core components of website delivery – content, look and feel, distribution and user interaction into logical sections. With the release of WordPress 3.5 last month, the WordPress developers have continued to build on the platform, focussing on media and the administration UI.
WordPress has a fantastic ecosystem – Themes and Plugins allows for complete control over the look and functionality of the software respectively. Want to make your site look great on mobile devices as it does on retina displays? No problem. Want to turn your WordPress site into a fully fledged e-commerce solution? Why not.
For developers, too, WordPress is logically organised, well documented and provides a flexible API. While some of the nuances can catch folk out from time-to-time, the learning curve is fairly shallow and the filters and action hooks system works well.
* Figures correct at time of publication