The dog speaks
So, you think you know WordPress?
76 million sites depend on it. Its most popular plugin has been downloaded over 18 million times. It’s available in 40 languages. What started as a single strand of code back in 2003 has become the most popular self-hosted CMS (Content Management System) solution in the world. And it’s still growing.
With a primary focus on the end user’s experience, it’s no wonder WordPress is favoured by Sony Music, the New York Times and CNN. Its backend, simplicity and extendibility are just a few features that make it stand out from other CMS systems.
The team’s philosophy of “Design for the Majority” is only part of what makes WordPress so user-friendly. Their “80% rule” dictates that the core should provide features that 80% or more of the end users will immediately appreciate and use.
WordPress is an open source project. This means that there will be a community of software developers behind it, continually sharing their advice. Again, this is great for usability. Rather than being restricted to a select few designers who know the CMS, there will always be a community to turn to for help.
The WordPress backend is one of a kind. Compare it to other CMS systems, like Drupal, Joomla and Silver Stripe, and you’ll see what we mean. It’s simple, uncluttered and manageable. Where other CMS solutions strive to make the developer’s job easy, WordPress resolves to make life easy for the end user.
Operating on the premise that every version should be easier and more enjoyable than the last, it’s no wonder the CMS solution’s popularity is soaring. With almost 100 versions developed in its short lifetime, the WordPress team are relentlessly looking for new ways to improve the user’s experience.
Building on its simplicity, authoring is easy with WordPress. Whether you want to access the CMS in your browser, on a tablet or mobile device, there are various methods of entry. This makes it really easy to publish on the move. For the mobile app, you don’t even have to login to the site.
With over 29,000 plugins and counting, WordPress is very easily extendible. Whether you want to manage a booking engine or integrate social media networks, WordPress will have it covered.
These are just a few of the reasons why we’re such strong advocates for WordPress. Do they sound tempting? If you’re looking for a more effective platform, feel free to chat to us.