According to recent research, WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) for the 7th year running and owns a 50 – 60% share of the global CMS market.
Having been around since 2003, WordPress has become the CMS of choice, powering 14.7% of the top 100 websites in the world. Here are just some of the reasons it has become so popular:
No Coding Knowledge Required
WordPress does not require HTML editing or FTP software. Creating new pages and blog posts, uploading images, videos and uploading documents is easy, using WordPress’s intuitive interface. This means that you can add to and edit existing content yourself, without waiting for your web designer to make the changes.
Achieve Better Search Engine Rankings
Search engines love WordPress sites, as the content is easy to read and index. Optimising the content for the search engines using keywords (on pages, posts and images).
Increase Functionality With Plugins
Pull your Twitter feed or latest blog posts through to Home page, create contact forms, add an event calendar, increase security and monitor spam comments. These are what some of the most popular WordPress plugins can do – and what’s more, most are free or reasonably priced.
Benefit From Multiple Users
With a WordPress site, you can set up multiple users and assign access levels and capabilities to each user. This means that some users will be able to upload blog posts, whereas others will be able to add new plugins and change settings. Furthermore, as WordPress is browser-based, you can login from any computer that is connected to the internet and manage your website from there.
Scale Your Site As Your Business Grows
With WordPress, you can have hundreds of pages and blog posts on your site to include all the information you need. And with even the largest sites, the performance of your website isn’t compromised in the slightest.
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