I’ve always been a fan of the open source software. If I’ve ever built a website for a client in the past it typically was built on a platform that allowed them control over their website content using what’s known as a content management system or CMS.
While many companies will charge for small content changes on their site, I’ve done the opposite by empowering my clients with the ability to manage their site content without being at the mercy of a developer.
Back when I started building websites almost 15 years ago, CMS’s were clunky. Adding new functionality (which would be the equivalent to today’s plugins) would sometimes require hours, security risks and a lot of pounding dirt. We’ve come a long way since then. Installing plugins literally requires the click of a mouse and voila, thousands of lines of code are added to your WordPress site in seconds.
As a WordPress expert, I do feel a little uneasy when someone slanders the tool I’ve been so devoted to for over 8 years. Especially since I build almost all of my websites these days using what has now become the world’s favorite content management system and wouldn’t be too keen on using anything else at the moment. On a side note, I now say my companies focus is WordPress Development as opposed to simply Web Development.
Understandably most people are people who know little about building websites are the ones to knock it and if you’re one of those people believe you have a tool that is more effective and as easy to use as WordPress I would love to hear about it. It takes me only 30 minutes to train someone in WordPress and I always find my clients seem to learn even more on their own.
Here are some WordPress statistics to date:
- Popular sites like Forbes, TED and Techcrunch run WordPress.
- 50,000 WordPress websites are created daily
- Almost 1/4 of the World’s websites are built using WordPress
- Amost 75 million websites currently run on WordPress
- WordPress beats Amazon in terms of monthly unique visitors
- There are more than 20,000 FREE WordPress plugins
- It’s been translated into 40 languages
Being a “WordPress Junkie” now, I try to blog about WordPress plugins whenever I can. This allows me to experiment, build my arsenal and keep track of whats available to give my clients the competitive edge when building WordPress websites.
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