When it comes to the content management system, there is no secret that WordPress is the number one CMS out there.

At the time of writing, it has captured 33% of the market share with no sign of stopping anytime soon. It also manages to dominate other markets including eCommerce. It has grown from its initial image of a blogging CMS to a CMS that can be used for a plethora of use cases.
So, what makes it tick and grow at such unprecedented levels and also maintain the number one spot? We will discuss all of these in this article and learn why it has such a huge market share. So, without any delay, let’s get started.

1. Tons of plugins and themes: Great ecosystem

The number one reason why WordPress is so popular is the excellent collection of plugins it has to offer. You can find anything you want for your website. It ranges from backup, security, eCommerce and much more! This also reduces the overall maintenance that business needs over time. The same is true for themes as there thousands of free and paid themes to choose from.

Also, developing custom plugins or themes for WordPress is not hard, thanks to the amazing WordPress API and presence of WordPress developers that can be obtained at a reasonable cost.

2. WordPress is open source

The open source nature of WordPress contributes to its growth in many ways. First, businesses don’t need to go through any licensing issues when it comes to using and modifying WordPress. This means that more and more people are going to use it without worrying about any legal complications. It’s open source nature also means that the owner gets complete ownership of the data and content he is going to use with WordPress. Lastly, developers can also improve WordPress and contribute to the core anytime they want.

3. Ease of use

The most impactful aspect behind the popularity of WordPress is its ease of use. The vanilla WordPress is easy-to-use for anyone who is willing to learn. Of Course, it has some learning curve attached to it. The admin section showcases all the quick links with a user-friendly menu section. Adding content, images, videos can be easily done. In short, anyone can create and use a WordPress website without the knowledge of HTML, CSS or any programming language.

4. Versatility

WordPress is not just a blogging platform even though it started as one. It is a versatile platform which can be used to create a blogging site, a startup site, an eCommerce, portfolio, news website and so on. These give WordPress the necessary reach to a wide range of people with different requirement and needs.

5. Multi-site option

WordPress also offers a multi-site option which means that multiple sites can be installed and managed from one dashboard or installation.


WordPress is here to stay and will dominate the market in the coming future. So, what do you think about WordPress market domination? Comment below and let us know.

About the Author

Hemant is a Technical Architect and CMS expert with 12 years of experience in designing and developing applications in Wordpress. He is an expert in PHP, Wordpress, Zend Framework, Magento. He has played a phenominal role in migrating various CMS applications to Wordpress for multiple clients at Asentech.