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Wordpress [WP] has become a very popular platform to make a website. WordPress now powers 26% of the Web, beating out Joomla, Drupal, Magento and Blogger. The statistics are staggering how many posts (1,808,219 posts per day and growing!) or comments are being made every day with WordPress sites and it comes in 30 languages and the list keeps growing. One source says 56 languages are available.

Why is WordPress so popular?

WP is open source so you can download it for free. It is a content management system (CMS) that is used by the majority (56%) of those users. According to Commonplaces Interactive, WP “is used by Fortune 500 companies like eBay, GM, and Reuters News, it is also used by over 7.5 million other sites of all sizes and niches,” and lists several reasons including plugin power, stability, autonomy and versatility, as well as ease of use, and the number of themes available. Most web hosting companies generally provide one-click installation facility of WordPress (if your hosting doesn’t it is time to change!). You can create any type of web site including ecommerce. It allows membership and subscription services for your clients. According to Google, WordPress Is 99 % SEO Friendly. It is customizable but you will need someone who knows how to do this, such as a WordPress developer. But with the millions of themes to choose from, many of them free, someone has probably made exactly the theme you are looking for. Because of its popularity and very large community of users regularly support one another in forums where you can get free assistance. Of course, there are many WordPress developers and deployers ready to this for you for a fee.

WordPress Updates

Another very important reason why WP is so popular is stability and security. WP updates are regular and usually include security enhancements which are surprisingly used by the vast majority of users. Unlike other platforms, 89.6% of WP users update to the latest version for this stability and security. As WordPress updates to a more stable and secure version, the plugin, widget and theme developers also fall in line with the latest version and update their wares or they get very bad reviews which hurt their business. What happens is that hackers are trying to creep in a back door of WordPress which is getting tighter by the WP team, so third party developers have to keep up or their plugin, widget or theme may not work correctly or could be the back door these hackers are looking for to creep in and take over your WordPress site with malware or adware. So it is very important to keep up to date with the latest version of WordPress as well as update plugins and themes.

According to Securi, “that out of the 11,000 + infected websites analyzed, 75% of them were on the WordPress platform and over 50% of those websites were out of date” and also stated, the “point of entry for most hacks was a vulnerable plugin, not the CMS core.”  According to WP White Security which reported in December 2014, “According to statistics From 40,000+ WordPress Websites in Alexa Top 1 Million, more than 70% of WordPress installations are vulnerable to hacker attacks” because “74 different versions of WordPress running in Alexa’s top 1 million websites, and 1.82% of these are still running a sub version of WordPress 2.0.”  This emphasizes the importance of running the latest version of WordPress and keeping up with updates!

Connectech Professional WordPress Update Service

Connectech has experience with WordPress, in fact, our web site uses WordPress. We can professionally make a WordPress web site for your business or personal use. We also have a professional WordPress update service that manages your web site on a timely basis so that your web site is up to date with the latest version, latest plugins and theme. Contact us if you need us.