WordPress 5 – A Major Release Coming

Estimated Reading Time 2 minutes

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
Having built and sold various technology businesses over the years, Reggie heads the consultancy and commercial side of the business. Approachable and pragmatic, Reggie previously ran the first dot-com to list on the Singapore Stock Exchange as well as developing business strategies for brands whilst at AltaVista and Yahoo! before launching Digital Clarity. As a passive investor, he is also involved in the US public OTC markets.