Our completely committed endorsement of WordPress is no secret, you’ll hear from us on this website and in our seminar that WordPress is the best content management system for a business owner building their site. It’s at home with techies just as much as it’s easy to use for people who have a casual relationship with the web.
However, this doesn’t mean we live in a vacuum; we keep an open mind to new and other currently existing web technologies, as well. If something even better than WordPress were to appear that made website creation and maintenance easy while keeping up with tech trends and searchability, we’d try to be the first to tell anyone about it. To this end, we continue to keep up our knowledge with other content management systems like Joomla and Drupal, among others. The rest of the web has generally trended towards what makes sense, too, which is why WordPress makes up nearly half of all websites. Take a look at the following stats we gleaned from BuiltWith:
With 2016 getting started, it doesn’t look like we’re in any rush to change our 10 years of web content: WordPress is here to stay. Better yet, usage is increasing. As for the other big players—Joomla and Drupal—they’ve continued on a downward trend which has been going on for years (all 3 experienced a sharp increase in one month in 2015, likely a change in measurements).
Keep in mind that in these charts, WordPress is measured on a completely different scale than the other two, ten times larger in fact.
Going with the consensus is often a good thing in terms of tech adoption. In this instance, large scale adoption means more robust support, a much larger pool of plugins and themes to choose from, and much lower likelihood that your website will become obsolete anytime soon and require a complete rebuild from the ground up. How many sites do you still see built on Flash in 2016? Also consider that the site you’re reading right now has existed on WordPress more or less in the same state for over 10 years now. A website that has to be continually rebuilt from scratch is oftentimes treated as a completely new website in the eyes of Google’s indexing bots. Crawling through a website built on WordPress is like cutting open a tree and counting the rings inside: a more detailed history than you’d ever need.
We’ll be hosting our next Websitetology Seminar in Dayton Ohio on TuesdayÂ Nov 16, 2010. In one day you can learn how easy it is to be able to maintain a website yourself, and get to the top of Google by just spending an hour or two a week updating your website. It’s not only much more fun than cold calling- you can literally do this naked- and not get arrested or laughed at.
We’ll teach you how Google works, how the web works, and how to manage a site without having to learn HTML, PHP, XML or any other code. We’ve helped hundreds of companies get their message out cost effectively through our seminar. Sign up now, http://www.websitetology.com/?page_id=625, and reserve your seat today. $139 covers the full day.
We cover the most important sites in Social Media- Twitter, Linkedin Facebook – and how you should integrate with them. We explain how Google Places is infinitely more important than a yellow pages ad, and how Foursquare can make your business a community gathering spot. You’ll understand how YouTube videos can help any business- and how easy it is to make them and include them in your site.
And for something entirely different, this Seminar will be held at The Sidebar in the Oregon District, 410 E. Fifth Street Dayton OH 45402and will include lunch! It’s possible to have hundreds of people visiting your site every day- without spending thousands of dollars. Come to the Websitetology seminar and learn all the tricks to make it happen.
If you believe the time stamp on the message from Pope Benedict XVI- he not only says that members of the cloth should blog- but he says it from a few months in the future- May 16, 2010:
Priests are thus challenged to proclaim the Gospel by employing the latest generation of audiovisual resources (images, videos, animated features, blogs, websites) which, alongside traditional means, can open up broad new vistas for dialogue, evangelization and catechesis.
via Message for the 44th World Communications Day, Benedict XVI.
And with that message from the big guy- and from the future- we proudly present our next Websitetology Seminar on Feb 16, 2010.
To make it even more interesting- I’ll extend the discount of $99 for the day to any members of the Clergy in attendance.
Sign up ASAP because, well, the big guy is watching you.
And don’t worry, this seminar is also great for anyone that needs a website that works- that they can self-manage and self-update.