We build all our websites using WordPress – the free open source content management system (CMS) – that is revolutionising the way websites are built all over the world every day. We made the decision to focus exclusively on WordPress powered websites in 2009 and are confidient we’ve made the right choice for both ourselves and our clients.
Web design and development is of course a very rapidly changing field, so we devote a considerable part of our working time each week to keeping up with the latest trends happening and learning these new skills.
One of the tools we often use in selecting which web design and development tools to learn is Google Trends. This, we’ve found, gives a ready guide on how many people are using alternative web technologies and which tools are growing strongly.
In the following Google Trends charts we’ve compared WordPress to other Content Management Systems to show how WordPress is increasingly dominating the building of websites.
WordPress versus other Open Source Content Management Systems
Notes: Joomla after growing very rapidly initially is now increasingly losing support.
WordPress versus Paid Content Management Systems
Notes: It’s hard to see the paid CMS results because they are so small in comparsion to WordPress.
WordPress versus any other Content Management System
You can use this Google Trends Report to compare WordPress with any other Content Management System (CMS) that is being suggested to you.
Just click on View full report in Google Trends and add the name of the relevant CMS below WordPress.
WordPress versus older ways to build websites
Notes: Both Dreamweaver & ColdFusion have shown steady declines as WordPress has grown.
WordPress versus Free Website Builders
Notes: All are very small compared to WordPress and showing significantly less growth.
WordPress versus other Blogging Platforms
Notes: WordPress overtook Blogger some time ago but is now being dominated by Tumblr. Tumblr’s growth has stalled since it was taken over by Yahoo