WordPress 5.+ and Beyond

Why we build over 90% of our websites in WordPress

Ten years ago I created my first website for a small client using free, open-source software called WordPress. I remember thinking to myself then, why is this used only for blogging? At the time WordPress occupied less than 10% of the web. Three years later, after building a dozen or so WordPress websites I wrote about it on this blog. WordPress had blown up and occupied around 20% of the web. Six years later, after building hundreds of WordPress websites we are building even better websites. WordPress now occupies over 30% of the web and we intend to keep a good thing going by focusing on the latest, leading technology.

I wrote about this then just as I’m writing about this now. Here is the original blog article from 2013:

Why WordPress? WordPress is a free and open source CMS (Content Management System) based on PHP and MySQL which runs on any basic web hosting service. Because it is open source, it is supported by thousands of developers who continue to improve on it.  We recognize this and focus our efforts on the latest, leading technology to create awesome, custom-built websites that you can manage yourself.

Starting in 2003, WordPress has grown to be the largest self-hosted CMS in the world, around 20% of the internet. It is used on millions of sites seen by tens of millions of people every day. Everything from a house cat’s home page to a Fortune 500 website without paying anyone a license fee and a number of other important freedoms.

WordPress is completely customizable and can be used for almost anything. What started as just a blogging platform has evolved to be used as a full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins and themes. WordPress is limited only by your imagination.

There another service called WordPress.com which lets you get started with a new and free WordPress-based blog site in just a few seconds. WordPress.com varies from WordPress.org in many ways and is far less flexible than the open-source WordPress software you download and install yourself. We will work with you on this kind of WordPress (.org) and show you how easy it is to manage your website on your own.

To learn more about WordPress, please visit www.wordpress.org

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