When it comes to building a website, you have numerous options, both free and paid, to choose from. With so many choices available how do you know which one to use? Let’s check out what’s available on the market today and why millions of website owners choose WordPress.
Competition Can’t Compete
WordPress is used by millions of users and is the top site builder. Nearly ⅓ of all the websites on the internet are WordPress sites. They hold roughly 60 % market share of the building platforms. When it comes to popularity WordPress continues to steal the show. Other site builders, like Joomla, Wix, Drupal, and Squarespace, just to mention a few, do not even come close to WordPress’s popularity. Coming in the number two position is Joomla, followed by Drupal. The remaining percentage is made up of all the remaining sites online. And there are a lot of them that contribute to that collective percentage.
Top Choice by Builders
A huge factor in determining the popularity is the ease of which you can build your site. WordPress is not alone in offering a user-friendly platform. Site builders like Wix and Squarespace, also provide quick and easy site-building by constructing your site after simply filling in some information and pressing a couple of buttons. There are many others that make it easy for you to get a functioning site up fairly quickly as well. However, a big issue for some site owners is flexibility, and who has ownership of the data.
For some users, the data issue is a deal-breaker. Wix has it posted in their support section that your data on your site is theirs since you are using their servers. “Your Wix site and all its content is hosted exclusively on Wix’s servers and cannot be transferred elsewhere.” So be sure to keep that in mind when selecting your site-building platform.
Now let’s talk about flexibility. Nobody comes close to competing with how versatile WordPress is. Changing the look of your WordPress site has been made easy by allowing you to simply change the theme. So, in just a few mouse clicks, you’re able to change from a modern look to a simple, clean site, or anything in between. There are numerous themes to choose from both free and paid, that enable you to create a reflection of your business’s brand and charm. Also available are tens of thousands of plugins or applications, that will allow you to put those “extras” on your site. The installation consists of nothing more than installing and activating after a couple of mouse clicks. For additional help, see our previous post, Beyond WordPress Basics.
Do some research and start Googling to see for yourself why WordPress leads the industry in website builders. Or you can take my word for it. Either way, I have no doubt that you will come to the same decision that millions of other website owners have arrived at – They choose WordPress.