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  1. Vishwajeet Kumar

    WordPress is indeed a great CMS among webmasters and especially for bloggers. Plethora of plugins and themes makes it more customizable. You can create almost any site from it.

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  2. Agbonghama Collins

    In spite of the developer hate, WordPress still continues to grow at a rapid pace. It goes to show end-users aren’t concern with how softwares are built under-the-hood but their easy of use and intuitiveness.

    I am particularly interested in how Drupal will compete against WordPress for the CMS market share especially now that ETA of Drupal 8 has been announced.

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  3. Captain Black

    I’m curious to know what the “other” 67% or more of sites are powered by. Are there lots of different things, all with relatively small percentages, or is it just unknown?

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  4. Patrick Hoffmann

    This is not surprising with such a great CMS system. It’s easy to use for even the biggest beginner and if you have a problem, people are amazingly helpful!

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  5. Danny Brown

    While impressive numbers, I’m not sure how much weight we should give the report.

    Given that Alexa only ranks those visitors who have the Alexa toolbar installed (unless they changed that requirement), the rank still misses millions of sites where the visitor doesn’t have the toolbar.

    So perhaps the numbers would be very different if tracked/measured differently?

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    • Chris Brown

      Hi Danny. If the Alexa figures were an estimate based on a sample then you could well be right. However I believe that Alexa are quoting actual ‘big data’ pulled directly from the millions of Alexa toolbars .

      I can’t see that there would be much that is quantitatively different about those website people who have Alexa installed and the rest. Therefore I feel its safe to give these figures serious creedence. .. I might be missing something. If so, would love to know.

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      • Danny Brown

        Hey there Chris,

        Agreed, and the figures are definitely not to be sneezed at. But then what defines “enough visitors”? Given the Alexa metric is measured by the last three months of traffic, it could be new sites that have big launches, or less frequent sites posting more frequently, as opposed to actual “quality”
        top sites.

        Either way, good to see WordPress continuing to be recognized as more than just a “blogger platform”. :)

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  6. Vitaly

    On the one hand, I’m glad to see WordPress as a leading web-software. It earned its position by creating the most usefule and yet simple CMS. On the other hand, I really don’t want the world of WordPress only. Variety is a good thing. I want ot see more good, quality CMSs, with different approaches. In my opinion, this would be good for everyone in the end.

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  7. Taylor

    It’s rather impressive that WordPress has a much, much larger market share than many of the other relatively well known content management systems.

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  8. Jeffrey

    I wonder how many enterprise businesses are using WP for their main CMS, not just a blog site hosted on a subdomain or subdirectory of the company.

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  9. Steve Anderson

    No surprise with regards to the outcome. It is a big day for the open-source content management system, and WP is definitely gaining more popularity. Many small business owners have had decent luck with using custom themes from http://themeforest.net/category/wordpress, http://www.templatemonster.com/wordpress-themes.php, etc., while larger, higher volume websites tend to have front-end development teams to code their own website front end.

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  10. bb

    Actaully, the other 67% sites are in the mix demographics of old site built with html4/xhtml (which takes the chunk of the figure) and developers building their own CMS using MVC framework, Cakephp and Netbeans. If WordPress really want to get the remaining 57%, they need to do something about the admin dashboard to accommodate the ;
    1. The WordPress community,
    2. Other developers.
    3. The educational community.
    For instance, if WordPress Core Developers can allow niche website to be built with custom admin menu link back-end that takes away the other admin menu links not necessary to the site owner will make the outside developer have a rethink just like the way they are doing now with the rest api creation (a big plus). Hence, plugin developers can begin to build niche plugins that makes admin backend looks like the way it should e.g a school website built with WP should have the school features in place like the way bloom, Jetpack, CoursPress Pro and many intuitive plugins are created with visible admin features for the plugin occupying a nice chunk of space of main body when it is clicked in the admin backend. This simply helps the User Experience of the site owner and ability to manage the site easily and tell others about it. Hence, WordPress admin will be clean with custom menu link, easy to navigate, understand and manage. Also, ability to add roles to the plugin is another core solution because as an admin and the implementor and site builder, I can view all admin menus but can set role for the plugins installed for the client and make others invisible. In this way, most educational and business people cum developers alike will just have a cleaner way to manage content and build their plugin for niche website without decoupling WordPress

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  11. khaled

    I am using wordpress on all my web sites, its really great and completely customized easily, you can do any thing with wordpress

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