re: Explain Wordpress' popularity like I'm five VIEW POST

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You have to go back 15 yrs ago, when Blogs were ruling the internet.
WP made it easy to have one.
People used it. They required more features. Features required more technical skills. Repeat the cycle for a few years.

Now you have devs that know WP and found other clients that wanted more features like e-shops and presentation websites.

Following the "if I'm a hammer everything is a nail" and the fact that WP was popular, it gained more memento.

Bottom line, I think it was because of its simplicity (of use and install), at the highest abstract layer, and it was the right product in the right moment on the right market.

Now ofc it is over used, from ecommerce to static websites to large websites.

Some would say WP is an anomaly, a nightmare that should not exists (from a tech point of view), but who are they to judge?

 

^ This guy blogs!

In short: We went from html static pages to easy self generated WP themes that just grew and grew.

 

I actually hated blogs and bloggers for a long time, for the same reasons I don't watch TV. In its glory it became a hate&marketing fest. Most recently I realized I can use it as a tech-communication tool and started to love what I hate.

And maybe when Blogs were ruling the internet. it is an understatement, the top bloggers I knew bought houses and business based on their blogs. It was a very successful business back then!

 

Following the "if I'm a hammer everything is a nail" and the fact that WP was popular, it gained more memento.

Did you say "Magento"?

/me shudders

 
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