San Antonio: It’s a blog! It’s a platform! … It’s WordPress!
Bloggers might be well-known with WordPress as a contender of Blogger, Tumblr, Weebly, and identical blogging/social media sites, but blogging is just the start of what this open source project can do. Built on PHP and MySQL, WordPress has devolved into a content management system used by rookie developers and Fortune 500 companies in a similar way. At Petrofy, it’s one of our fortes.
Why do we like WordPress?
Familiarity – As of April 2013, WordPress holds the major share of the CMS market – 54.47% of the top 100,000 sites to be precise (Drupal is its closest competitor with 17.99%, followed by Joomla at 6.67%). People identify WordPress. Not only does this potentially mean less training time for employees, but a belief already been set up in this strongly rooted company.
User-Friendliness – While Drupal, Joomla, and similar PHP platforms have all that a programmer could imagine, WordPress started with one goal in mind – blogging – and has extended around this singular, extremely user-friendly model.
Extendibility – Blogging? No problem. Integration with 3rd parties? Why yes, WordPress can do that too. From putting in Google Calendars and Amazon shopping carts to so much more, there are few restrictions to WordPress. With over 24,000 Plugins, you can see why its flexible framework has become so prominent.
Easy SEO – WordPress has clean code. Okay, sure, fine, but what does this mean for the non-programmers of the world? Search Engine Optimization is all about on-page content in 2013. With clean code, search engine bots can easy see your keyword portfolio, bringing optimized sites to notice of the masses.
Open Source – Have we mentioned how much we appreciate the open source community? Maybe a couple times (ahem, ahem), but let’s do it one more time here. A community built on sharing, team-work, and collaboration – what’s not to love?
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