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The Rise in WordPress Popularity

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It’s no doubt that the popularity of WordPress has soared as of late, even surpassing giants such as Joomla and Drupal in general usage. A recent article from Smashing Magazine highlights some interesting points along WordPress’s climb to greatness, with some rather spot-on speculation for how WordPress has managed to surpass its assumed competition. Of course, there’s the obvious factor of WordPress’s ease of use and development that have propelled it forward significantly, but its focus on blogging is what has really set it apart. WordPress has certainly grown into a rather capable CMS, but it’s a blogging platform first and foremost, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a single feature in WordPress that can’t be used by a general blogger. When you focus on a specific direction, you can use all of your creative talent and energy to build a solid product that does exactly what it’s supposed to […]

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How WordPress Beat Joomla!

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This is a Guest Post by Dan Norris. Dan might be writing more for Weblog Tools Collection in the near future. So please stay tuned. 5 years ago when I started Web Circle I did a bunch of research on which CMS to choose and decided on Joomla!. For a year or so it was the CMS we used for pretty much every website and it was very sophisticated for what it could do at the time – particularly with the growing extensions directory. However as time went on and WordPress got better and better we gradually moved to using WordPress for most of our small business websites. Since these days we focus predominantly on small business website design, WordPress has become the platform we use for the majority of our new sites (note we also still use Joomla!). In 2006 In 2006 WordPress was seen mainly as a blogging […]

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Drupal, Joomla, WordPress Lead The Way

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December 14th, 2010
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While WeblogToolsCollection.com focuses on all things WordPress, it’s healthy to get out of the house every once in awhile to see what else is going on in the world. In this instance, the world is Open-Source Content Management Systems. Water and Stone which is a digital agency has released their annual open source CMS market share survey for 2010. This survey was comprised of 5,000 participants with more than 2,800 completing the full questionnaire. The report contains a look at various metrics and trends for 20 different content management systems. While the results of the survey are not definitive, there are some interesting trends specifically with WordPress that I wanted to share. Water and Stone used Amazon.com to determine who has the largest number of books in print, which systems have been the subject of publishing activity in the last 12 months, and which systems are currently the subject of […]

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