Written by Noah Britton on 02/11/2019

WordPress is open-source content management software and currently, powers over 33% of the top ten million visited websites and has 60% market share in the CMS market (websites where you can change the content yourself easily).

If you added up all the websites built in Squarespace, Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, Shopify, Joomla, Drupal, and Google Website Builder there are still 3 times as many WordPress websites. Talk about domination!

WordPress is contributed to by tens of thousands of developers all over the world and is growing every year in market share and capabilities. WordPress allows us to develop flexible websites to modern standards and observes web development best practices. The community of web developers that use WordPress reaches far and wide and allows us to tap into this collective intelligence and bring that wealth of experience to your project.

The biggest thing we love about WordPress is the add-ons (plugins) that are available. More likely than not there is a plugin out there that can accomplish what you want to do on your website. Common examples include adding a contact form, slideshow, photo gallery, document library, and others. In fact, there are over 52,000 plugins out there to choose from.

Read our 6 key factors in a successful WordPress website

Noah Britton

Noah Britton is the founder of Thrive with 18 years of experience in the web industry and 10 years with WordPress.