WordPress 5 – A Major Release Coming

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The world’s most popular Content Management System (CMS) is releasing a major update in mid-2018.

Back in 2001, WordPress was born out of a desire for a smart personal publishing system. It start life being built on PHP and MySQL, licensed under the GNU General Public License.

Today, 75 million websites are built on WordPress. That is over 25% of all the world’s websites.

WordPress 5.0 will be the first “major” release of 2018, including the new editor, codenamed “Gutenberg”. You can download Gutenberg here.

World’s top CMS’s (market share)

  1. WordPress (59.9%)
  2. Joomla (6.6%)
  3. Drupal (4.6%)
  4. Magento (2.4%)
  5. Blogger (1.9%)
  6. Shopify (1.8%)
  7. Bitrix (1.5%)
  8. TYPO3 (1.5%)
  9. Squarespace (1.5%)
  10. PrestaShop (1.3%)

Source: BuiltWith.com, W3tech.com, Google Trends & WebsiteSetUp

Today, brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Vogue, Thrive Global and Bloomberg use WordPress as their main web platform along with countless other publishing, video and e-commerce sites that have elements of the WordPress within their DNA. It is estimated that more than 409 million people view 23.6 billion pages each month, with users uploading 69.5 million new posts and 46.8 million new comments every month.

If you would like to discuss digital marketing, PPC and SEO to enhance your WordPress site or learn more about the changes, please contact Reggie James on the contact details on our site.

 

Reggie James
Reggie James is a seasoned internet brand strategist who has been at the forefront of digital marketing since its inception. Reggie has worked with major search engines and commercial brands to create and build successful business models that are commonplace today. Reggie has a passion for helping companies develop and scale their business through digital application. Reggie is the founder of Digital Clarity and is in demand as a digital strategy consultant in the UK and US.
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