Why Do I Use WordPress?

According to a recent survey, WordPress powers 22.5% of all websites on the internet.
Due to it’s robust features, many of the top brands use WordPress to power their websites including but not limited to: Time Magazine, Google, Facebook, Sony, Disney, LinkedIn, The New York Times, CNN, eBay, and more.

– From WP Beginner

Wordpress LogoWhen I first started building websites in 1996, I was only working with maybe 10-15 pages per website. However, times have changed, and I have personally been responsible for websites containing over 2000 pages. This becomes a huge task for anyone, whether or not they have an available solution.

In 2006, I stumbled upon WordPress, after realizing I could not achieve certain goals with other CMSs. I soon realized that not only did I need to find more efficient ways to build and manage websites, but also the language behind the popular CMS, PHP.

Today I work with a wide variety of CMS solutions, with WordPress being my primary choice, based on the sheer amount of benefits it has provided me and my business.

WordPress is an Open Source software, which means you can download and use it as many times as you’d like, for as long as you’d like.

In addition to that, there are currently 2600+ WordPress themes and 31,000+ plugins available for free. You can download, install and use them on any website, and customize them as you please.

One of the main reasons I choose to use WordPress, is simply for my clients. Many of them like to blog, make quick changes, and stay involved in the website. WordPress allows them an easy to use interface, and well laid out tools in the backend, so that they can make their changes and updates, without messing with real code or the website’s design.

Overall, there may be a day where I am forced to choose another framework, but with my background in PHP and experience in WordPress, along with their constant updates, I think I’m going to be just fine.