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Why WordPress is popular: 3 factors that make it my go-to CMS

Why WordPress is popular: 3 factors that make it my go-to CMS

Why WordPress is popular

If you’re familiar with digital business or web development at least to some degree, chances are, you’ve heard about WordPress. It’s a CMS (Content Management System) that powers about a third of websites found on the internet as we know it.

Considering that, and the fact that its by far the most popular CMS on the market (over 60% market share), we can all agree that WordPress is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to web development.

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In this article I want to discuss the reasons why WordPress is so popular as a platform. I’ll give my take on why WP is so common these days.

User-friendliness

This side of WP is definitely one of its strongest. Since the platform is ran completely by the community, meaning no business gimmicks are involved, you can be assured as a common user, that you’re the top priority.

Folks constantly suggest changes to make things easier and more convenient for those using the platform in the official WordPress forums. Updates are also frequent, as they are implemented monthly.

No matter what happens, you can always ask the community for assistance, if you want to implement a certain feature or two and I’m sure you’ll get your answers very quickly.

Simplicity

Since I’m not a very huge tech guy, as I assume many website owners are as well, I much prefer to use a simple platform for my site adjustments and tweaks without getting lost among complicated menus or other parts of my own website.

With WP everything is right at your fingertips. Whether you’re creating content for your blog, collecting subscriber lists, or using it to sell your products – you can accomplish everything you want with a few plugins.

To fulfill the latter, take WooCommerce for example. It’s an entire separate platform within a plugin. You setup any custom settings that you want for your shopping site.

Security

Now, I did mention the security feature of WordPress when I talked about the reasons for why too choose it as the base for your e-commerce website. But really, it cannot be emphasized enough.

Security on the internet these days is more relevant than ever. Data is constantly at risk of getting leaked even from the biggest and most experienced technology giants out there.

As far is I know, the WP developer team has always prioritized security over other parts of improvement. That is especially the case so far in 2019, as through the first 6 months, most of the updates we’re security based.

Therefore it is much safer to develop a website using a platform that based on safety for your content.

Summing it up

If you want a site that’s simple, easy to use and secure, as well as have a community to lean back on in case something happens, then WP should definitely be your choice.

From my experience, I haven’t encountered any major issues that I couldn’t tackle with the help of the community.


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