The WP Minute – Episode 74

The WP Minute – Episode 74

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 74

Stephen Cronin put out a tweet today pointing out that WordPress, according to W3Techs, has reached 32% of all websites and a 59.5% market share for CMS powered websites. The second place CMS is Joomla with a 5.7% market share and the third place is Drupal with a 3.6% market share.

I would love to see a competitor to WordPress, as I don’t think any single piece of software should be such a runaway majority, but it is interesting to see WordPress continue to grow.

Over on Speckyboy, there is a post that talks about ways you can customize WordPress without touching PHP. It is a list of plugins and tools that make it easy to customize WordPress, not just page builders like Elementor, but tools like Insert Headers and Footers. It does include Yet Another Related Posts in its list, and I’d ask that you please don’t use that plugin as it is very heavy, especially on sites with thousands of posts.

In the end, I wish it showed a site customized with these plugins instead of just pointing them out as options to customize a site, but the list is pretty good.

Lastly, I just wanted to point out a website called Does My Site Need HTTPS. I thought it was going to be a testing tool or something, but once you get there, it is an article that walks you through why you need an SSL certificate and goes through all of the counter arguments for getting one. If you aren’t using HTTPS on your WordPress site, then this page is for you.

That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.

Stephen Cronin Tweet
W3 Techs CMS Market Share List
Customizing WordPress without PHP
Does My Site Need HTTPS

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