How WordPress has become the most popular website builder

What is WordPress?

First launched in 2003, WordPress was originally created as a publishing system for blogs, but has since developed into the world’s largest content management system (CMS). WordPress is used by roughly 42% of all websites, or about 810 million websites in total as of 2023. WordPress’ easy-to-use features allow people to build a website without having to edit any code and offers countless design options.There are even thousands of free themes for developers to choose from that can give your website a unique and personal feel.

Why should my website be built on WordPress?

Millions of people have started to use WordPress instead of other CMS like Shopify and Wix due to its ease of use, as well as endless creative and functional options. The WordPress community has over 50,000 free plug-in options that allow developers to extend the functionality of their website. Some of the options include photo galleries, ecommerce, forms submission, search engine optimization (SEO) and countless other features that can help improve your website’s appearance and functionality, as well as the users’ ability to navigate the site. 

How much does WordPress cost?

The WordPress core code is free to use and is widely supported by most web hosting providers. However in order to use WordPress you’ll need (at minimum) a domain name, a web hosting plan and an SSL certificate. These services are widely available from many providers. Overall, if you’re looking to create a new website or overhaul the appearance of your current site, then WordPress is the ideal CMS for you to use. Its flexibility and countless unique additional options allow users to have full creative and functional control to make the best website for their business!