A post on the latest evolution and progress of WordPress as a open source project and domination in CMS in the market. As well as websites built on WordPress to power their websites. Additionally WooCommerce is the eCommerce technology of choice for 29% of eCommerce websites across the entire internet.
Source: BuiltWith: Ecommerce Usage Statistics
The market share of WordPress continues to grow as more sites come online and business owners realize it’s potential. We’ve worked with a lot of platforms. WordPress is the easiest to use for our customers to understand our value as an agency and WordPress’ value to grow their business.
When getting a website you have to think about what happens as your business scales up. Can your website as well? Most business need a online presence, however it’s easy to miss that you need a online tool that also is a funnel, marketing hub and communications hub. As you start to add additional things like analytics, marketing software and collection of names and emails for inbound marketing. You’ll discover not all WordPress themes or sites are created equal.
WordPress was created in 2003 officially and has been booming online ever since. With over 32% of the top 10 million popular websites using and growing. Companies like The Walt Disney Company, Ford, and celebrities like Katy Perry using WordPress for their websites and blogs.
WordPress was cofounded by Matt Mullenweg and he continues to drive the direction and future of WordPress. Websites that need a way to publish content easily started looking to WordPress. Especially when a significant step was taken to make the platform a true content management system (CMS). After hardening security and building it’s API WordPress became the popular choice sometime around 2008-2010.
Who’s Using It
WordPress has big goals. And given its history it’s succeeding. Always remembering that it’s always made for users but coded by developers. It’s a fine balance. But it’s served WordPress well over the years.
The editor is probably the one thing that was WordPress strength and both it’s weakness. That’s about to change this year as of writing this post. In 2018 we will see a new editor and way of making content to publish and build websites on WordPress.
The WordPress content editor has always been as a top to bottom editor. Much like how you are reading this post starting at the top of the page to the end at the bottom. Pull quotes enhance blog posts and images that are in columns or wider than the content help attract a readers attention. Gutenberg addresses these issues to make creating and publishing content better and easier. Look for Gutenberg in late 2018 to early 2019.
Are there features to WordPress you would like to see? Are you using WordPress? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to check out our tutorial series, The WordPress Minute where we give video tutorials within a minute on how to use WordPress on Youtube.