Being the most popular CMS in the world, WordPress is used by approximately 75 million websites. Over 409 million people view more than 23.6 billion pages each month and users produce 46.8 million new comments every month and more than 70 million new posts. Moreover, WordPress powers almost 30% of the total world’s websites.
WordPress’ plugin architecture enable the extension of the features and functionality of a blog or website. There are almost 50,000 plugins available, each of them enabling users to tailor their websites to their specific wants and needs. These customizations range from search engine optimization (SEO), to content management systems, to client portals used in order to display personal information to logged in users, and so on. Not all available plugins are always upgraded and they may not function properly or may not function at all on some websites.
Whether we talk about major magazines and news organizations, such as the BBC, Forbes or The New Yorker, or just personal blogs, WordPress is “eating” the Internet step by step. In 2018 its presence is expected to increase further and it may even “eat” the whole world.
There are thousands of so-called widgets, themes and plugins that can provide an extremely easy and very useful way for customizing a website or just using it. WordPress’ omnipresence has led to a rich ecosystem of integration and connectivity and this is why things will accelerate in 2018.