WordPress is a CMS or Content Management System so we will start there.
What is a CMS?
A CMS has the ability to store, organise and display documents, images video and any other online media. It can be edited by multiple users and is the foundation for many large websites like newspapers and government websites.
WordPress is a open source CMS website creation tool
It features architecture for plugins that add functionality to website and a theme template system for the visual aesthetics of the website.
There are loads of CMS website building tools available but WordPress is ahead by a country mile.
It was launched as a blogging platform in 2003 and has changed considerably since then. The reason for its success is its ease of use and flexibility. Here are some interesting statistics.
41.3% of all websites are built on CMS technology
24.3% of those are WordPress websites.
The next closest competitor is Joomla with 2.8%
WordPress runs 19.1% of the top 1,000,000 website by traffic volume.
The WordPress Plugin directory has over 39,000 plugins
The Plugin Directory has had over 1 billion downloads.
It is available in 40 languages
Word Press is also being constantly updated so that it is bug free and very secure.
As you can see WordPress is an incredible system to build websites on and that is why we use and recommend it. No only does it give our clients the peace of mind that they are running a website that is secure but also a website system that is functional, flexible and easy to use.