Why We Use WordPress

Why We Use WordPress

About Us: Firm Overview

AS Creative Services is a full-service Internet marketing firm, serving clients Nationwide. We leverage an integrated team of consultants, designers, writers, programmers, and marketing professionals to produce unparalleled results. AS Creative identifies the best way to advance your brand. We create visually and conceptually striking material that engages and expands your audience. AS Creatives’ website and print design work can be tailored to your existing brand or we can redefine your image altogether.

Our team includes experts in every facet of design and development. From start to finish – from stunning website design through mobile app development – AS Creative Services easily navigates even your most complex marketing initiatives providing solutions at an affordable cost.


WordPress: Overview

Description: WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personalpublishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPLv2 (or later). It is the official successor of b2/cafelog. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product. We hope by focusing on user experience and web standards we can create a tool different from anything else out there.

Source: https://wordpress.org/about/


WordPress: Security

Description: WordPress Plugin and Theme Security

The Default Theme: WordPress requires a theme to be enabled to render content visible on the frontend. The default theme whichships with core WordPress (currently “Twenty Fifteen”) has been vigorously reviewed and tested for security reasons by both the team of theme developers plus the core development team. The default theme can serve as a starting point for custom theme development, and site developers can create a child theme which includes some customization but falls back on the default theme for most functionality and security. The default theme can be easily removed by an administrator if not needed.

WordPress.org Theme and Plugin Repositories: There are approximately 50,000+ plugins and 4,500+ themes listed on the WordPress.org site. These themes and plugins are submitted for inclusion and are manually reviewed by volunteers before making them available on the repository.

Inclusion of plugins and themes in the repository is not a guarantee that they are free from security vulnerabilities. Guidelines are provided for plugin authors to consult prior to submission for inclusion in the repository17, and extensive documentation about how to do WordPress theme development18 is provided on the WordPress.org site.

Each plugin and theme has the ability to be continually developed by the plugin or theme owner, and any subsequent fixes or feature development can be uploaded to the repository and made available to users with that plugin or theme installed with a description of that change. Site administrators are notified of plugins which need to be updated via their administration dashboard.

When a plugin vulnerability is discovered by the WordPress Security Team, they contact the plugin author and work together to fix and release a secure version of the plugin. If there is a lack of response from the plugin author or if the vulnerability is severe, the plugin/theme is pulled from the public directory, and in some cases, fixed and updated directly by the Security Team.

Source: https://wordpress.org/about/security/Source


WordPress: Viability

Description: WordPress CMS Platform Viability

WordPress used to be described as more of a blogging platform in the past. The misconception is that it is not a viable Enterprise level product. However, over the years it has transformed into the most flexible and robust platform on the market.

WordPress: Statistics

Most popular content management systems: Since 1 May 2018

© W3Techs.com usage change since
1 March 2017
change since
1 May 2018
1. WordPress 31.0% +0.3% 59.9%
2. Joomla 3.1% 6.1%
3. Drupal 2.1% 4.0% -0.1%
4. Magento 1.1% +0.1% 2.2% +0.1%
5. Blogger 1.1% 2.2% +0.1%
percentages of sites


Most popular server-side programming languages: Since 1 May 2018

© W3Techs.com usage change since
1 May 2018
1. PHP 83.5% +0.1%
2. ASP.NET 13.3% -0.1%
3. Java 2.3%
4. static files 1.9%
5. ColdFusion 0.6%
percentages of sites


Fastest growing content management systems: Since 1 May 2018

© W3Techs.com sites
1. WordPress 748
2. WooCommerce 394
3. Squarespace 246
daily number of additional sites
in the top 10 million


Find more details in the server-side language surveys

WordPress: Statistics

Usage of content management systems for websites: This diagram shows the percentages of websites using various content management systems. See technologies overview for explanations on the methodologies used in the surveys. Our reports are updated daily. 

How to read the diagram: 48.1% of the websites use none of the content management systems that we monitor. WordPress is used by 31.0% of all the websites, that is a content management system market share of 59.9%.

Source: https://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management/all



WordPress: Site Examples


Source: https://wordpress.org/showcase/


WordPress: Multi-Site Examples

Source: https://wordpress.org/showcase/flavor/wordpress-ms/

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