WordPress powers 1 in 4 websites today. This statistic is even more impressive considering the rapid adoption of content management systems (CMSs). The percentage of sites on WordPress has doubled in the past 5 years, from 13% in January 2011 to 26% in February 2016.
Not only is WordPress popular, no other CMS even comes close to being used as widely. The combined percentage of sites on Joomla and Drupal, the 2nd and 3rd most popular CMSs, total only 5% of all sites compared with WordPress’s 26%. Out of all sites built on a CMS, WordPress holds an almost 60% market share, while Joomla represents 6.3% and Drupal represents 4.9%.
WordPress’s overwhelming popularity is no accident. There are some very good reasons why we and many other people are WordPress fans:
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