The Most Popular Content Management Systems, And Why?
Author : Rosario Berry | Published On : 28 Jul 2021
Content management systems (CMS) are systems that make developing and maintaining a website more approachable and accessible to the average Joe, without prior knowledge of programming languages. All you need is an admin panel, where you can add or remove elements, such as pages, media, etc. to or from your website.
Today, the content management system market is somewhat saturated. We have hundreds of them, offering distinct functionalities. Thus, with the list so long, here are the four most popular CMSs in 2021.
Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you’ve probably heard of WordPress. Unarguably, it is the most popular CMS. Recently, Kinsta reported that WordPress powers roughly 40% of the websites present on the internet, which amounts to millions of websites. This figure resulted from the range of features and functionalities WordPress offers in terms of usability, security, SEO, support, and custom capability. Besides, its dedicated community plays a significant role in amplifying its reach.
Considering its free and open-source nature plus over 57 000 plugins present, virtually, what you can achieve with WordPress is limitless. What’s even more intriguing is its zero restrictions on customizations, positioning it as a go-to for tech-savvy users, developers, and even non-technical users.
While we can’t compare this with WordPress, Shopify has also established itself as a heavyweight in the content management market. Considering the 4.4% market share, Lake and Lutke's 2004 CMS was developed primarily as a personal online store. Thus, if you are looking for anything eCommerce-related, Shopify is the best and the most popular option.
As of today, Shopify users run over a million businesses, across 174 nations globally, including popular sites such as PC Magazine. Asides from this, what makes Shopify even more special is its scalability, attention to speed, and most importantly, unmatched security, with a network of over 3000 security researchers worldwide. You can integrate it into your existing website, or create a store hosted by the platform, just like WordPress. However, unlike WordPress, it paid, with the service starting from $29 monthly.
Wix's popularity is partly attributed to its ease of use. This accessibility positions it as a go-to for non-technical individuals who intend to develop their website from the scratch. The most appealing feature on Wix is its intuitive drag and drop tool, which allows you to build a website by adding some elements without writing any code. You have tons of templates to select from depending on your goals. In addition, Wix ADI, Artificial Design Intelligence, makes the whole process even more approachable. All you need to do is answer a few questions, and the ADI will develop a website that aligns with your answers. In essence, Wix is versatile, usable, relatively secure, and as such, widely used by users of all levels.
Squarespace hosts roughly 1.7% of all websites globally, making it the fourth most popular CMS. Its customizable templates alongside the eye-catching designs make this all-in-one website builder an option for several users. It is fully customizable, and the range of capabilities it offers makes it a perfect choice for most creatives, portfolio websites, as well as musicians. The pricing starts at a meagre $12 monthly which is accompanied by one of the best customer supports within this space.
About the Author:
Rosario Berry is a professional freelance writer, like to introduce Mystic Web Designs San Diego California. Content Management Systems CMS are systems that make developing and maintaining a website without prior knowledge of programming languages.