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28 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About WordPress [Infographic]

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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 This last statistic shows us that the popularity of the platform is not just made up of older websites that are no longer maintained.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

 

 

Lauren Hunter
Lauren Hunterhttps://laurenhunter.net
Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. In 2007, she founded ChurchTechToday, a website for pastors and church leaders to harness technology to improve ministry. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ. She can be found online at https://laurenhunter.net.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Lauren!!!

    I am working on the WordPress from the last 2 years But there are many things which came to know from this Infographic.
    The images in your blog is very impressive! It tempted me to read your article in depth as they are important pointers and tempts you to read in detail! Very informative article!
    Thanks.

  2. Lauren, this is great information. As a company that uses WordPress for our client’s sites, I wasn’t aware of all the stats that you provided. One of the biggest oversights that people have when building a WP site is the issue of security and support. As you showed above, WP is the largest CMS platform used, so it is the biggest target for hacking. It is important to keep WP up to date as well as all the plugins used in your website. The other issue website owners deal with when using WP is compatibility between plugins with each other and themes working with the plugins used on your site. It can be very frustrating for a website owner attempting to figure out/fix these issues. These areas are so important, that we do this for our clients.

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