WordPress Market Share Increases As It Powers 39.5% Websites

WordPress leads as the most popular CMS with 39.6% of users choosing WP over others.  The second-ranked CMS, Shopify, has a 3.2% market share. In third place is Joomla with 2.2% market share. If we only consider the websites that use a content management system (CMS), WordPress market share is over 64%. About 38.3% of the websites use no content management system at all. Let’s explore some of the key factors behind the platform’s growth. 

About WordPress

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WordPress started as a blogging website. However, with time, it offered a host of other tools for website building. The range of plugins and themes that WordPress is simply mind-blowing, to say the least! A user with no prior experience can with a clean template and create anything from a simple blog to a stylish website that looks and feels premium. 

The WordPress CMS

WordPress is also a highly SEO-friendly CMS for websites. You get full control of the SEO tools which any person with basic SEO skills can work on. A beginner may look at a simpler drag-and-drop type site builder like Wix. However, they have limited options for customization. The site offers a sea of customization options and it isn’t very difficult to get accustomed to the platform for a novice even. 

WordPress enjoys confidence among web designers.

WordPress market share is about 45%. Next in line are MediaWiki with 9% and Drupal with 8% market share. It is easy to understand why WordPress has millions of websites using its CMS. 

User Experience

The reason WordPress has that kind of market share is that it is so user friendly. The end product is also very visitor friendly. This does have an impact on the SEO ranking of the website. 

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Faster Loading Speed

WordPress has plugins that can help you optimize website loading speed. These plugins compress relevant files and images so that the site loads faster. A quicker loading website is liked by both users and search engines alike. 

Mobile View

WordPress websites are easy to optimize for handheld devices. Mobile traffic has more than doubled in the last few years and will continue to do so. It’s only fitting that any web designer worth his salt will choose to make it easier for mobile users to view the website.

SEO Friendly Themes

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WordPress offers thousands of SEO friendly themes for any type of website. There are many more third-party themes available that are designed keeping WordPress in mind. With both free and premium options, you will never run out of themes with WordPress.

With WordPress SEO features, you are a step closer to a good rank on search engines.

Paul Andrewshttp://optiwiseonline.com
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