Is WordPress Still Widely Used?

WordPress is the most popular site builder in the world, powering more than 43% of all websites on the Internet. Millions of websites worldwide rely on WordPress, and for most people, it is still a great option. Despite some shortcomings, plugins can be used to overcome them. WordPress has a 43.3% share in the CMS market, and its core software is well maintained by the company itself.

This makes it incredibly secure, but its open source nature and widespread popularity make plugins, themes, and scripts an important target for hackers. WordPress dominates the market with 62% of websites using a CMS. Among the million top WordPress sites, Divi and Astra are the most used themes that are still active. There are currently over 55,000 plugins in the WordPress plugin directory, with new options being added daily. On average, 17 blog entries are published on WordPress per second.

To put this into perspective, 37 million global searches are conducted monthly for the term “WordPress”. Although WordPress is continually being improved by open source contributors, there is no guarantee that investing in developing scalable WordPress websites will yield desired results. WordPress can be used to create a simple single-author blog or a complete online magazine with scheduled publications, multiple authors, editors and contributors. It is important to familiarize yourself with the reasons why WordPress websites are hacked in order to improve security. With WooCommerce (acquired by Automattic in 2011), WordPress remains competitive and relevant in the area of e-commerce.

WooCommerce is a popular plugin that adds e-commerce functionality to your WordPress website. Formerly used primarily by bloggers, WordPress is now used by e-commerce companies, news organizations, and many others. It is available in 196 languages with 40 of them at 100% translation. This Google Trends chart shows how WordPress became popular over time as other website builders became obsolete.

Byron Tabbert
Byron Tabbert

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