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Did WordPress Do That?

WordPress is tremendously powerful, mostly because of its enthusiastic community. I’m constantly surprised at how many people still think WordPress is just for blogging. Check out this pie chart that shows CMS distribution across thousands of websites. WordPress is easily the most popular.

What I thought was even cooler was that WordPress did a survey of its users awhile back and found that  something like 60% of respondents use WordPress just as a CMS, 30% as a CMS and a blog, and a small percentage as just a blog.

I usually tell people, WordPress isn’t the best because it’s doing anything dramatically different than other similar content management systems. It’s the best because it’s the easiest to use and has the largest community.

Awhile back, I spoke at the Tech in Motion about all the cool things WordPress could do. Here is the presentation I gave.

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Some interesting points from the presentation:

  • Best Buy uses WordPress multisite to power over 1000 local store blogs
  • We’re already seeing WordPress used for:
    • Ecommerce
    • Social Networks
    • Job Boards
    • Education
    • Geolocation
    • SaaS
    • Blog and E-Book publisher
  • Taking WordPress to the next level
    • Front End editing
    • Mobile editing
    • Manage multiple individual installs from central location

Let me know how you are using WordPress


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