Have you ever thought, what is the future of WordPress?
Will it survive or its alternative would kill it?
25% of web is being powered by WordPress which seems really very interesting! Right?
But.. will it be keep dominating the web in future or it would be dominated by other CMS like Squarespace and Wix?
All these questions occurred in my mind yesterday and hence I decided to take some expert views and share with you! But.. before getting started with expert views on ‘What is the future of WordPress‘, let me share some interesting facts about WordPress :
- Over 60 million websites are powered by WordPress
- Over 48 million Self-hosted websites are powered by WordPress.
- Besides blogs and news websites, WordPress is also being used by some of the top e-commerce websites
- More than 30,000 themes are available for free download
- WordPress is being used by 23% of top 10 million websites of the world
- Most popular plugin of WordPress is Akismet
What is the future of WordPress?
WordPress will expand into a much larger CMS play. Right now people use it mainly for blogging, but my prediction is they will start using it more and more for things like e-commerce and just building general sites or even for creating a resume type of site. Whatever it maybe, its’ use as a CMS will continually expand.
2. Zac Johnson
WordPress has completely revolutionized the way content is created on the internet. Not only has WordPress made it dead-simple for anyone to get started, it’s also eliminated a lot of the learning curve and frustrations as well. As for the future of WordPress, I’m sure it will keep growing in market share and it’s ability to change how content is created and read online. I also predict we are going to see a lot more businesses create products and services based around the WP platform as well.
3. Sue Anne Dunlevie
WordPress is a powerful software platform that allows developers and users to customize their site. The future is bright for WordPress, even though a lot of younger bloggers are trying out SquareSpace and some other platforms like Medium and Ghost.
4. Aaron Lee
It’s tough to say what WordPress‘s future will be, but it wouldn’t be surprised that a young new startup all the sudden come up and younger generations start flooding to it to replace their WordPress. It’s like how WordPress came to replace blogger/blogspot.
The true beauty of WordPress today is that it has a vast community of users and beautiful backend that is so versatile that can easily be turned into anything that you want such as e-commerce, lead pages etc.
While I don’t believe WordPress is going anywhere so soon, it will definitely be replaced with a simpler platform.
5. Shaswat Shah
According to me, If WordPress keeps evolving it surely gonna survive a very long path. As currently around 20% of the websites are running on WordPress CMS. It’s surely a very user-friendly CMS system as compared to Drupal, Joomla and others, but the main thing they WordPress needs is keep updating their platform and making changes.
Orkut didn’t survived the race because they came up with nothing NEW. Friendster got dead because their servers were shitty and later on Facebook took over their places.WordPress will survive only if something else free/open source doesn’t show up in future, which I guess is definitely gonna happen (as online-o-prenuers are growing) and so other thing is they HAVE TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING NEW every time just like facebook has changed in 10 years.
6. Kulwant Nagi
WordPress is such an awesome platform to start any online business with very high flexibility. E-commerce, coupon, wallpaper, real estate, portfolio or whatever you can think of is possible with the WordPress. This CMS has one of the biggest community in the world where you can get the answer of any damn query by doing the proper search on Google.
Being an open source platform, it gives freedom to all developers across the world to crate many awesome featured-oriented platform with ease.
So, what are your views on the future of WordPress?