Why use WordPress for the Enterprise?
Six Reasons Why WordPress Is Ready for the Enterprise
Entering a Golden Age
In 2015, WordPress surpassed the threshold of running 25% of the web. What began as a blogging platform is now the most widely-used content management system on the internet, and a wise choice for site owners looking to scale for years to come.
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As WordPress grows and evolves, more big brands are taking notice—The New York Times, TechCrunch, Microsoft, and Facebook all run sites using the CMS. Its size in the market makes WordPress a leader in innovative digital experiences, and the scale of its developer ecosystem will continue to drive innovation and adoption. You may have heard that WordPress is for just for bloggers or mom-and-pop shops, but in reality the CMS combined with enterprise WordPress hosting is more than capable of running some of the biggest, most important sites on the internet.
So, if you’re looking to start a new web project, or focused on making your brand’s site the best it can be, don’t overlook WordPress. The content management system has proven that it is here to stay, delivering rich user experiences and high performing websites for years to come.
Tom Willmot, Co-Founder & CEO, Human Made
WordPress is becoming the CMS of choice for more and more of the enterprise and big publishing sectors. Over the 5+ years that we’ve been solely focused on delivering WordPress at scale in those markets we’ve seen the conversation change significantly. People came to WordPress for its speed of deployment and publishing experience, they’ve stayed because of its unparalleled focus on backwards compatibility, the robust security of the core CMS, and its proven flexibility to meet the diverse requirements of some of the world’s largest enterprises.
This guide is designed to help website owners evaluate WordPress when considering open source solutions. We cover six important reasons why the content management system is a viable solution for the enterprise.
“When WordPress adopts modern technologies, so does the rest of the world.”
—Scott Taylor, Software Engineer, The New York Times & WordPress 4.4 Lead
Writers, content editors, and designers love WordPress due in no small part to the community’s focus on a great user experience.
Read the WordPress philosophy page to learn more about the guiding principles and beliefs that drive both the project and the community.