WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that allows you to manage your website’s content. CMS platforms are a collection of software solutions that all have one goal in mind: to make site creation simple and accessible to everyone. Joomla, Drupal, Adobe Commerce by Magento, and Shopify are some of WordPress’s significant competitors in this regard.
WordPress has managed to capture the majority of the market. The technology is used by 62% of CMS-enabled websites, earning it the title of “most popular CMS” for the seventh year in a row. Shopify, their nearest competitor, is in second place with 5.4%.
It really doesn’t seem like much of a competition based on the figures.
WordPress is in a class all by itself. This is mostly owing to WordPress’s status as the “Swiss Army Knife” of site builders, whereas rival solutions seek to specialise in a specific task. Users can turn a fresh installation of WordPress into an online shop, a small business website, a news website, or anything else you might think of. This is because of the open-source nature and huge catalogue of plugins available.
For the competition, the WordPress statistics must be depressing. Take, for example, Adobe Commerce by Magento and Shopify. Both have been operating for a long time and cater to business owners that want an online store or ecommerce website.
And then WordPress brought us Woocommerce…