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Reasons Why WordPress is Powering 51% of All CMSs?

So the maths is simple. 1 in every 4 websites is powered by WordPress, a Content Management System (CMS) and more than half of the CMS based websites use this publishing platform. WordPress was started as a simple blogging platform just like Blogspot by Google. It was better known as “WordPress.com”, a community of bloggers. Although the company maintains that its blogging platform is more than capable of creating, hosting, and maintaining any type of website, it is its self-hosted version, WordPress.org, that attracted serious businesses to its platform.

The Flexibility

WordPress.org, just like any other free, open-source, and community driven CMS, gives complete control in the hands of the website owner. The owner is responsible for hiring third-party hosting services, keeping up with the security and bug-fixes (which are rare until you completely mess-up with themes and plugins), and other maintenance tasks. It also gives access of its source code to WordPress developers so that they can customize themes and plugins as they please.

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Why WordPress is Right for E-commerce?

WordPress comes across more as a CMS (Content Management System), and you might be at loss seeing it as a viable option for E-commerce. We won’t blame you. It is really difficult to justify a free and open-source software as a serious contender for a large-scale and hugely profitable (this is what you must be aiming at) website.

Launched as a blogging platform (WordPress.com), it has come a long way. Now, this publishing platform is powering websites of some of the well-known companies such as Walt Disney, Sony Music, Best Buy etc. But, how viable a platform like WordPress is for a full-blown E-commerce website? If I need to answer this question in one line, I will say, “It is not only a viable but a perfect and fully functional alternative. Period.”

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WordPress Undergoes an Overhaul; New WordPress Interface is out There

After more than a decade, WordPress has finally undergone a revamp. Among the major changes, there were code reworks as well as the decade old PHP framework of this hosting platform for blogs and websites has also seen a change. Codenamed Calypso (the new admin interface of WordPress) has decided to let go of PHP, thus forming an alliance with JavaScript using libraries like Node and React for the technical advancement.

Since its inception in 2003, WordPress had been functioning well and it was the favorite of millions of online users owing to its free tools, plugging and themes. It has successfully captured the web CMS market with ease. Based on b2/cafelog software, this hosting platform soon gained prominence as the most significant PHP framework for websites capturing one-fourth of the web market.

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