Date:
15 July 2015

Wordpress is a very popular open source content management system (CMS). It is reportedly the most widely used CMS with more than 38% of all built using Wordpress. Once known as a blogging tool, Wordpress has evolved to be a trusted, flexible and robust CMS solution for enterprise-grade, high-volume sites. It is used by whitehouse.gov, the UK’s National Archives site, numerous online news and publishing sites (Wired, Quartz, The New Yorker, Vogue), educational institutions (University of Melbourne, Georgia State) and countless corporate and ecommerce sites.

Wordpress, like Drupal, provides an open, modular and extensible framework for building sophisticated sites that are easy to use and maintain.

Open source technologies such as Wordpress deliver many benefits, including:

  • Reduced costs
  • Global and active communities
  • Widespread adoption across of a range of industries and sectors
  • Minimised vendor lock-in
  • Reduced risks (code has already been tested and used)
  • Collaboration and knowledge sharing

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