WordPress is open-source software that’s written in PHP. It is no longer just for blogging purposes but also for website content management systems (CMS) in existence today. Whole web lovers` are looking at WordPress due to following reasons:
- WordPress is mature: WordPress started in 2003 which means it’s more than 18 years old. Highly appreciated world-class web platform
- WordPress is Popular:
According to https://wordpress.org/about/features/, WordPress powers more than 24% of the web that means 74.6 Million sites depend on WordPress. WordPress-Related Keywords Score more than 37 Million Searches Per Month that is 5 times as much as Joomla and 9 times more often than Drupal.
WordPress is available in more than 70 languages.
- Easy to learn: WordPress is easy for both technical and non-technical people. The learning curve is simple but is different to be the best WordPress developer. In statistics, 58.7% of people use WordPress as CMS where 6.5% in Joomla, 4.9% in Drupal, 2.9% in Magneto, and 26.9% in others
- Best for SEO: WordPress is search engine friendly. Google Engineer Matt Cutts says, “WordPress solves high amount of SEO issues inside it”.
- Multiple Media Types Support:
WordPress allows a wider range of content types than just text. One can post have audio, video or any other type of media featured as built-in support for different file types. WordPress has very rich text editor i.e WYSIWYG. You can insert any media file in its content within a single click.
- High Security:
At first glance, the fact that WordPress is open source may seem to make it more vulnerable to hackers since they have access to the code. However, the reverse is accurate. The fact is that we have a large security team that is constantly working to make our website more secure. The result is that our blog is less vulnerable to hackers than it would be if we were using a proprietary CMS. WordPress is fully capable of standing against today’s ultra-advanced cyber-attacks. That’s because WordPress makers take security very seriously and constantly update the software.
- E-commerce is Simple :
E-commerce is simple to integrate with WordPress. It is free from using Woo Commerce, a WordPress plugin along with Payment gateway integration and other utilities related to the e-commerce system.
- Multi-site Feature:
WordPress can be used for a multi-site website from 2015. This is a kind of network site widely used. WordPress has multi-user capability with assigning different user roles.
- Huge community:
WordPress has a huge community of users that support each other. WordPress has a fantastic community of bloggers, forum writers, freelancers, WordPress support team and plenty more. According to https://central.wordcamp.org/about/, 648 WordCamps have been successfully organized in different 68 cities of 65 countries on 6 continents. Google search figure about 1,790,000,000 shows the highest number of communities among all.