WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system (CMS) with a huge market share, so it comes as no surprise that is used by 40% of all sites on the web, according to new data revealed, and there are no signs of slowing down for this internet giant.
W3Techs is a tracker of usage statistics of web technologies, which include CMS, web hosting providers, operating systems, top-level domains, and more. The tracker has provided data regarding WordPress’ market share, which is 64.1%, whereas a 38.3% of websites use no content management system at all.
There are plenty of WordPress alternatives, such as Shopify. However, WordPress has a commanding lead as the most popular CMS on the market, while Shopify is a distant runner-up with a 3.2% market share.
This may be because, in addition to the sites powered by WordPress, an ecosystem of more than 58,000 WordPress plugins and more than 8,000 WordPress themes has been built up around the CMS.
Most people may think WordPress was just a blogging platform, but truth is, owners can turn their website into almost anything they want it to be with all the plugins they can use.
A great example of this can be the WooCommerce plugin, which is used by 4.9% of all websites and is exclusive to WordPress sites, making WordPress the most popular CMS for e-commerce.
When it comes to preferences among users, opinions may differ. A first-time site owner with limited resources may prefer a beginner-friendly CMS, however, intermediate users may look for a CMS with not so much lack of features. On the other hand, experienced users will appreciate the customization level offered by WordPress, and how it meets the needs of most site owners, including those who use their websites to run a business.
WordPress surpasses the areas of user experience, security, mobile usability, speed, and SEO, therefore it’s understandable that most people find it the best CMS, and the percentage numbers speak for themselves.