The Power of WordPress

WordPress is the most widely used blogging platform. One of its major perks is the open source coding and user friendly interface. You don’t necessarily need to have coding skills in order to use wordpress, because the admin area is very easy to work with. Another advantage of WP is its huge and free to use plugin gallery.

You can fulfill any requirement you can think of with a pre-made plugin. WordPress can also turn into a powerful social network simply by adding a few plugins.

The Power of WordPress

How Developers are Driving the Business Adoption of WordPress

A phenomenal infographic from StudioPress:

Late last summer WordPress conducted a survey asking users how they put WordPress to work.

Matt Mullenweg presented some of the findings at his WordCamp San Francisco keynote, with all of the raw data from the survey being made public shortly after.

Some interesting facts appeared in the data about WordPress users that identify themselves as developers. Indirectly, the numbers show how WordPress developers are driving the adoption of WordPress by the business community.

We’ve placed that data in the infographic below for you. Note that a higher resolution image is viewable by clicking the infographic itself …

WordPress


Since joining Tumblr in 2007, I have observed the performance of the platform with a distinct intrigue for its potential as a social network. In many ways, Tumblr has been a breath of fresh air in a digital world where creativity and originality are often restrained by marketing and SEO strategies. Tumblr is a community where artists, writers, brands and bloggers from across the world unite to share their interests. In retrospect, Tumblr offers more flexibility than Twitter, easier set up and customization than WordPress and more privacy than Facebook. When combined, these features provide the recipe for a truly invigorating online experience. 
In June 2011, Tumblr officially surpassed WordPress in growth with more than 20 million blogs.  Though Tumblr is a full four years younger than WordPress, growth between the two platforms has skyrocketed within the past year. Both platforms grew by more than 10 million blogs, but it’s the overall simplicity and innovation of Tumblr that has many bloggers choosing Tumblr over WordPress. 
 
“Unlike blogging, where you spend time thinking carefully about what you say in each post, Tumblr is really more about the moment of consciousness, and capturing a snapshot of it. Hence, where blog posts are supposed to be solid and stand-alone, Tumblr posts stand in relation to an entire thread of posts. That’s why looking at a Tumblr page is like taking a peek into a person’s stream of consciousness.”

The Manila Bulletin: Retention, self-expression, Tumblr

Much of the intrigue with Tumblr comes from the potential (and ease) in optimizing the platform for personalized use. And though it’s impossible to question the capabilities of WordPress, there’s little denying that set up and customization of WP blogs is a headache waiting to happen. Coupled with the added costs of domain hosting and custom CSS, it’s easy to see why so many bloggers are soaking up the (free) innovations of Tumblr. Take a look at how these brands have used Tumblr to target their audience in new ways: 
Kate Spade
Washington Post
Entertainment Weekly
Universal Music
J Crew
Mashable

Since joining Tumblr in 2007, I have observed the performance of the platform with a distinct intrigue for its potential as a social network. In many ways, Tumblr has been a breath of fresh air in a digital world where creativity and originality are often restrained by marketing and SEO strategies. Tumblr is a community where artists, writers, brands and bloggers from across the world unite to share their interests. In retrospect, Tumblr offers more flexibility than Twitter, easier set up and customization than WordPress and more privacy than Facebook. When combined, these features provide the recipe for a truly invigorating online experience. 

In June 2011, Tumblr officially surpassed WordPress in growth with more than 20 million blogs.  Though Tumblr is a full four years younger than WordPress, growth between the two platforms has skyrocketed within the past year. Both platforms grew by more than 10 million blogs, but it’s the overall simplicity and innovation of Tumblr that has many bloggers choosing Tumblr over WordPress. 

“Unlike blogging, where you spend time thinking carefully about what you say in each post, Tumblr is really more about the moment of consciousness, and capturing a snapshot of it. Hence, where blog posts are supposed to be solid and stand-alone, Tumblr posts stand in relation to an entire thread of posts. That’s why looking at a Tumblr page is like taking a peek into a person’s stream of consciousness.”

The Manila Bulletin: Retention, self-expression, Tumblr

Much of the intrigue with Tumblr comes from the potential (and ease) in optimizing the platform for personalized use. And though it’s impossible to question the capabilities of WordPress, there’s little denying that set up and customization of WP blogs is a headache waiting to happen. Coupled with the added costs of domain hosting and custom CSS, it’s easy to see why so many bloggers are soaking up the (free) innovations of Tumblr. Take a look at how these brands have used Tumblr to target their audience in new ways: 

Kate Spade

Washington Post

Entertainment Weekly

Universal Music

J Crew

Mashable

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