Why has WordPress taken a lions share of CMS market over others like Joomla and Drupal ?
Source : w3techs.com as at 2017 April 25th.
WordPress is used to create 58% of most visited 1 million websites of the world! While Joomla and Drupal are great CMSes, its important to understand how wordpress got 58% of the most visited websites and improving.
While it is apparent that the leading CMSes WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are matured, fully featured CMS systems with huge amount of community and industrial backing , wordpress stands out . Lets see what are the advantages of WordPress which people love it so much.
WordPress targets content websites , specially bloggers, while other CMSes try to be the cure for all the diseases!
having clearly defined use helps wordpress to be easily found and to be improvised to other uses.
Its by far the easiest CMS to be get started with. Hosted or self-hosted, WordPress allows to create a basic website within minutes.
And when its setup, its completely ready to start publishing content, unlike other CMSes which you might want to install several plugins and configure them to work correctly. The best example is your WYSIWYG editor, wordpress comes with a very decent editor by default while Joomla’s TinyMCE which is far from perfect and Drupal does not come with a editor at all!
Installing plugins and extending the features is also easy with WordPress. Built-in plugin browser can install most of the required extensions inclusing famous WooCoommerce which is the leading ecommerce plugin for WordPress.
These are not the only factors affecting the sweeping success the wordpress cms is enjoying these days. but the clearly defined user base and ease of use is clearly helping it to win the CMS race.