WordPress Usage Survey

This WordPress Usage Survey was launched in 2017 to poll agencies and their clients, along with web hosting companies and enterprises, about their use of WordPress and their perspective on the web platform. The survey was designed to examine reasons and barriers for using WordPress to deliver project solutions for clients and as a web platform for extensions and enterprise use.

WordPress Usage Survey Report PageWe polled longtime professional users of the web software system from around the world in a cross section of company types and staff positions at small and large organizations. The respondents represented a helpful focus group providing insight into why and how professional web companies employ WordPress for client solutions.

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  • WordPress is highly important to most companies, and users very-to-highly satisfied.
  • Familiarity, reputation, and market share of WordPress are positive factors for most.
  • Ease of use, open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL., and extensibility are primary reasons for using WordPress.
  • Concern with the WordPress roadmap is a primary barrier, with security, performance, and missing features cited as somewhat of a barrier.
  • Most agencies find WordPress allows for fast, efficient client solutions.
  • Most clients highly recommend using WordPress.
  • Many agencies offer WordPress maintenance plans to clients.
  • Many agencies are able to expand their service offerings working with WordPress.
  • Enterprises deployDeploy Launching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors. many kinds of sites and services using WordPress as a platform.
  • Overall, the benefits and advantages of WordPress outweigh any barriers or areas of dissatisfaction with WordPress.

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WordPress Usage Survey Report 2017
WordPress Usage Survey Report

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