WordPress is a free and open-source content management system that started out as a blogging software back in 2003.
Today it is used to power 31% of published websites. Many famous blogs, news outlets, music sites, Fortune 500 companies and celebrities are using WordPress, for example Mashable and TechCrunch. The New York Times’ blogs and CNN’s on-air personality blogs use WordPress as well as a huge number of big news outlets.
On the WordPress Mothership you can see a showcase of sites that run on the platform.
What Makes WordPress so great?
WordPress is robust and flexible
For a small and personal blog or a news magazine with thousands of readers, WordPress is a reliable base. Look at some of the websites that use WordPress for their thousands of readers:
- The New Yorker
- BBC America.
- Bloomberg Professional
- The Official Star Wars Blog
- Sony Music
- MTV News
WordPress can be made to do just about anything you want with the use of plugins. If you need a functionality like e-commerce, maps, social sharing, or even a social network platform, there’s a plugin for that.
Google loves WordPress because its framework is easy to crawl.
WordPress has loads of themes and plugins for advanced SEO optimization, is fast and mobile friendly, community supported, secure and easy to learn.
WordPress is the perfect CMS for SEO and building websites that rank well.