My Name is Nisaridas basically from Kannur. I have experience of about 9+ Years in development. Mostly worked for WordPress around 7 Years and now working as Full Stack Developer on both backend and frontend.

I have started my career as a Software developer in Technopark Trivandrum. After that, I have worked as a Web Developer for around 3 Years in Banglore and for 6 Months in Accenture as Team Lead. Later I moved to Ernakulam Infopark and now I have been in Ernakulam for the last 5 years.

We at Logezy started our knowledge sharing sessions in October 2019 and within a few days, I got an opportunity to Present about WordPress Features. I am sharing below a few insights from my presentation.

WordPress’ market share is 34% of all websites

What Is WordPress & What Is It Used For?

You might be asking yourself, “What is WordPress?” “What is WordPress used for?” WordPress powers nearly a third of the world’s websites. With tools for everyone from personal bloggers to large corporations, this powerful site builder and content management system (cms) aims to make it possible for anyone to create an online presence in minutes. The WordPress platform is flexible, scalable and always free to use. Here’s a look at some of the key features of the world’s most popular site-building software.

WordPress’ market share is still growing

WordPress is *Still* Growing
The WordPress platform has evolved into a well-oiled machine thanks to the robust community.

Local communities organize WordCamps for users of all skill levels. So far there are 635 WordCamps, in 68 cities across the globe — mostly in the USA, Canada, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Italy, Mexico, and South Africa.

It’s worth mentioning that 65 of the WordCamps took place outside of the US in the year 2016 alone. Check the official WordCamp Schedule to find a meetup near you. Below are some fresh stats from the 2016 State of the Word slideshow :

  • 115 Wordcamps took place in 41 hosting countries.
  • 3,193 Meetup events took place in 58 hosting countries.
  • WordPress.tv videos published increased by 26.7%.
  • The WordPress Foundation made $4.3 million in revenue, up from $2.8 million the previous year.
  • In the past 5 years market share growth has gone up from 13.1% to 27.2%.

WordPress is Available in Over 50 Languages
Internationalization and localization, abbreviated as i18n and l10n, is the process of translating software into another language.

The fact that WordPress is accessible in so many languages is one of the biggest things that set it apart from other platforms.

The WordPress Polyglots team is responsible for localizing WordPress — this includes the WordPress core, plugins, and themes.

WordPress has translations for over 160 languages, but only 65 are completely finished.

WordPress Main points

  • There Are 3,000+ Free GPL-licensed Themes for WordPress
  • WordPress Can Be Installed in 5 Minutes or Less
  • There Are 48,500+ Free Plugins for WordPress
  • Over 39% of All Online Stores Run on WooCommerce

WordPress Version

First Version : 0.70 May 27, 2003

Latest Version: 5.2.3 September 4, 2019

Planned Version: 5.3 2019Based on history, a major release of WordPress happens every 4 months or so. Suggest and vote on ideas for future releases at the WordPress Extend Ideas site. Here are the future releases and links to their respective milestones in our bug tracker.

WordPress Features

Simplicity

Simplicity makes it possible for you to get online and get publishing, quickly. Nothing should get in the way of you getting your website up and your content out there. WordPress is built to make that happen.

Flexibility

With WordPress, you can create any type of website you want: a personal blog or website, a photoblog, a business website, a professional portfolio, a government website, a magazine or news website, an online community, even a network of websites.

Publish with Ease

If you’ve ever created a document, you’re already a whizz at creating content with WordPress. You can create Posts and Pages, format them easily, insert media, and with the click of a button your content is live and on the web.

Publishing Tools

WordPress makes it easy for you to manage your content. Create drafts, schedule publication, and look at your post revisions. Make your content public or private, and secure posts and pages with a password.

User Management

Not everyone requires the same access to your website. Administrators manage the site, editors work with content, authors and contributors write that content, and subscribers have a profile that they can manage. 

Media Management

They say a picture says a thousand words, which is why it’s important for you to be able to quickly and easily upload images and media to WordPress. Drag and drop your media into the uploader to add it to your website. 

Easy Theme System

WordPress comes bundled with three default themes, but if they aren’t for you there’s a theme directory with thousands of themes for you to create a beautiful website. None of those to your taste? Upload your own theme with the click of a button

Extend with Plugins

WordPress comes packed with a lot of features for every user. For every feature that’s not in WordPress core, there’s a plugin directory with thousands of plugins.

Search Engine Optimized

WordPress is optimized for search engines right out of the box. For more fine-grained SEO control, there are plenty of SEO plugins to take care of that for you.

Use WordPress in Your Language

WordPress is available in more than 70 languages. If you or the person you’re building the website for would prefer to use WordPress in a language other than English, that’s easy to do.

Easy Installation and Upgrades

WordPress has always been easy to install and upgrade. Plenty of web hosts offer one-click WordPress installers that let you install WordPress with, well, just one click!.

Importers

Using blog or website software that you aren’t happy with? Running your blog on a hosted service that’s about to shut down? WordPress comes with importers for Blogger, LiveJournal, Movable Type, TypePad, Tumblr, and WordPress. If you’re ready to make the move,

WordPress Multisite

Multisite is a WordPress feature that allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of the WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included in WordPress core.


So now, why is WordPress popular? 
How popular is it? WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites. (Wikipedia)
WordPress is an excellent example of the collaborative world of today. The basic platform can do a lot and is free. No matter if your blog is hosted on wordpress.com or if you download the CMS on your server, both options are free. But that is just a beginning

I would like to thank everyone at Logezy for giving me an opportunity to speak about my passionate topic.