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A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.

What is WordPress?

The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
WordPress is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.
WordPress is an open source tool with 12.6K GitHub stars and 7.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to WordPress's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses WordPress?

5281 companies use WordPress in their tech stacks, including ebay, LinkedIn, and HotelTonight.

1353 developers use WordPress.

WordPress Integrations

Mailgun, Optimizely, HipChat, MaxCDN, and Disqus are some of the popular tools that integrate with WordPress. Here's a list of all 84 tools that integrate with WordPress.

Why developers like WordPress?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use WordPress
WordPress Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose WordPress in their tech stack.

John-Daniel Trask
John-Daniel Trask
Co-founder & CEO at Raygun · | 18 upvotes · 8K views

There’s no doubt WordPress is a great CMS, which is very user friendly. When we started the company, our blog wasn’t really our top priority, and it ended up being hosted on a fairly obscure server within our setup, which didn’t really change much until recently when things become harder to manage and make significant updates.

As our marketing team increased, the amount of traffic that found us through our content marketing increased. We found ourselves struggling to maintain our Wordpress install given the amount of theme updates, plugins and security patches needing to be applied. Our biggest driver to find an alternative solution however was just how slow Wordpress is at serving content to the end user. I know there will be die hard fans out there with ways to set things up that mean WordPress sites can load quickly, but we needed something a lot more streamlined.

We could see in our own Real User Monitoring tool that many users were experiencing page load speeds of over five seconds, even longer in worst case scenarios. Hugo is an open source static site generator that has enabled us to reduce load times by over 500% and make our blog far more maintainable across the whole team.

The Raygun marketing site runs on a .NET CMS called N2 but we plan to swap that out with Hugo as well in future.

#StaticSiteGenerators #SelfHostedBloggingCms #SupportSalesAndMarketing

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larson reever
larson reever
WordPress Security Advisor at Wp Hacked Help · | 5 upvotes · 1.7K views

I use WordPress because it is widely used and most popular cms. One of the most used CMS platforms, WordPress is loved by all beginner bloggers and developers alike. Its popularity stems from the fact that it is easy to use, manage, and update.

It also has the widest range of themes that enables you to build any kind of blog/website you want as per your needs and requirements. It offers you an array of best WordPress security plugins, backup plugins, SEO & Social media plugins and others that make it easy to add additional functionality to your website.

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Alex A
Alex A
Founder at PRIZ Guru · | 4 upvotes · 3.7K views
atPRIZ Guru

Recently released all new and beautiful website. We decided to go with a standard stack of WordPress on PHP, MySQL and Ubuntu . The main reason for this decision is to make the website management as easy as possible, since we need to concentrate on our product development. Besides, there are so many options to outsource this kind of work, as WordPress is super popular (even though probably not the best (IMHO)

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Pierre Berchtold
Pierre Berchtold
at Soda Studios · | 2 upvotes · 8.7K views
atSoda Studios

I use Buddy because it is user friendly and fits perfectly with our Headless WordPress / Nuxt and Laravel / Vue.js Stacks.

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Mark Swedberg
Mark Swedberg
| 2 upvotes · 1.7K views
atRoyal Legal Solutions

We originally chose WordPress as an easy way to bootstrap a business website. Our company and business model have evolved dramatically, so we're moving more and more toward custom solutions.

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Absolute Smile serves patients with a full range of general dentistry services to ensure optimal oral health. If you are looking for a dentist in Pennsylvania, make your appointment at Absolute Smile. We provide a variety of dental services including Cosmetic Dentistry, Botox, Dental Implants, Invisalign, Laser Dentistry, Occlusal Adjustment, Periodontal Services, Bruxism, and TMJ. WordPress

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WordPress's features

  • Flexibility
  • Publishing Tools
  • User Management
  • Media Management
  • Full Standards Compliance
  • Easy Theme System
  • Extend with Plugins
  • Built-in Comments
  • Search Engine Optimized
  • Multilingual
  • Easy Installation and Upgrades
  • Importers
  • Own Your Data

WordPress Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to WordPress?
Shopify powers tens of thousands of online retailers including General Electric, Amnesty International, CrossFit, Tesla Motors, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Foo Fighters, GitHub, and more. Our platform allows users to easily and quickly create their own online store without all the technical work involved in developing their own website, or the huge expense of having someone else build it. Shopify lets merchants manage all aspects of their shops: uploading products, changing the design, accepting credit card orders, and viewing their incoming orders and completed transactions.
Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.
Creating your stunning website for free is easier than ever. No tech skills needed. Just pick a template, change anything you want, add your images, videos, text and more to get online instantly.
Whether you need simple pages, sophisticated galleries, a professional blog, or want to sell online, it all comes standard with your Squarespace website. Squarespace starts you with beautiful designs right out of the box — each handcrafted by our award-winning design team to make your content stand out.
Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
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