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Month: April 2015

The Benefits of Free Websites

With the increased number of free websites, many people ask the question as to whether they are good. The answer is that they are good, but just like the paid websites there are free websites that are better compared to others. The websites operate on a database with your website content displayed in site pages by use of templates that you select. They are referred as content management systems (CMS).

Popularity

A study carried by W3Techs, showed that WordPress has gained a content management system market share of almost 54.8 percent. It is followed by Joomla with market share of 8.7 percent, Drupal, vBulletin, Blogger, Typo with 7.2 percent, 3.5 percent, 3.5 percent and 2.1 percent popularity respectively. Another forty seven have a popularity of 0.1 percent and 2 percent and a further seventy have less than 0.1 percent of the market. This shows that WordPress is the most popular content management system, with more than sixty million people who have chosen it.

WordPress has more options when it comes to templates or themes, with more than sixteen hundred themes on its site alone and other independent websites with their own themes. The other major benefit is the availability of several plugins that cover all requirements by a web master. This makes the website be able to play several functions. Some of the plugins available include galleries, SEO, forms, ecommerce, cache and other things you might not have thought about.