WordPress is an incredible resource for individuals, business owners, and even churches who desire to build an effective church website. Here at ChurchTechToday, we’ve been running on WordPress for ten years. We highly recommend it for your church website – together with a great website consultant and excellent WordPress theme.

The most widely used CMS on the market, WordPress has quite deservedly become a global phenomenon used by millions of websites, including some of the world’s most famous ones. Here are a few interesting facts about WordPress along with the infographic:

Statistics

Almost 60% of websites that use a content management system are using WordPress. That is over 17 million websites in total. At the time of making this infographic, the most recent version of this CMS – WordPress 4.6 – has been downloaded almost four million times. This last statistic shows us that the popularity of the platform is not just made up of older websites that are no longer maintained.   Over half a billion words are published every day of the year on websites powered by WordPress and almost 70 million new posts are published every month. This includes giants of the online world such as The New York Times, Forbes, Mashable, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and so on.

Options

WordPress provides an almost endless amount of customizations that you can use on your website. There are over 45,000 plugins available for free which add functionality, and over 4,000 free themes that can change the look of a website.

But don’t worry: if you’re a natural born creative, you can build your WordPress website from the ground up. This means you can do basically anything that you want. Keep in mind, though, if you go down this path, you will need to learn a lot more about the CMS. It also means that you can come out with an end product that is completely different to all of the other websites using this platform.

Here are a few recent articles from ChurchTechToday to help you with your church website:

7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a WordPress Theme for Your Church Website

Popular WordPress Themes Your Church Should Avoid

5 Essential Tips to Ensure Your Church Website is Read