WordPress Popularity Continues to Grow

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The other day we found ourselves reading some of the stats regarding WordPress. Imagine Design Studio uses WordPress as our preferred website content management system (CMS).

There are 69,834,714 WordPress sites in the world. According to WordPress, 22 out of every 100 new active domains in the US are running WordPress. Wow! Those numbers easily make WordPress the most widely used content management system distributed, outnumbering the number two CMS four to one.  These stats apply to both WordPress.com and WordPress.org sites.

Imagine Design Studio chooses to use WordPress because it is easy for our clients to learn how to use AND it is full of features. One of the features that makes WordPress so popular is its incredible plugin architecture. Plugins allow us and our clients to extend WordPress functionality beyond the features that come as part of the base install. WordPress has a database of over 17,000 plugins with purposes ranging from SEO to adding widgets. In addition there are thousands more plugins available for other developers.

WordPress.com is a service that hosts WordPress blogs. It is a good choice for personal blogs. WordPress is also available as downloadable open source WordPress software on WordPress.org. This is what we use and install for our client’s websites.

WordPress makes an excellent choice for building a new website, or making improvements to an existing website. If you have or will be building a website, Imagine Design Studio believes WordPress deserves serious consideration.

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