So, it’s come to this. I can’t overstate the popularity of Wix and WordPress.com: both are extremely popular content management systems (CMS).
The former is known for being a major pioneer and force in easy website building. The latter is known for being the go-to website builder for many blogs, though “ordinary” websites also use it frequently.
Note: technically, there are two types of WordPress. The first is WordPress.org, which is a free and open source software for content management. Using WordPress.org requires more stuff on your end, namely getting hosting and getting a domain name from different parties.
The second is WordPress.com: this is a commercial version of WordPress that looks very similar but works more like a paid CMS. WordPress.com is a one-stop-shop, meaning paying for it includes hosting and domain names (like Wix).
In this review, I’ll be talking about WordPress.com, and I’ll be referring to it just as WordPress.
In any case, these two really are giants. Wix claims to have had 110 million users in 2017. WordPress is frequently said to power 32% of websites on the internet (meaning both WordPress.com and WordPress.org), but figures for WordPress.com specifically are harder to come by. One estimate is that 37 million sites use WordPress.com.