This is a hectic time for me because I was at the Macau GP last weekend (Formula 3 and World Touring Car Championship series) and I’m going to Kuala Lumpur this weekend for the final of the HK Classic Car Series, so a couple of short posts this week!
For a while now I’ve built new websites almost exclusively on WordPress.
The interesting thing is that when I mention this to prospective clients I still get a reaction along the lines of ‘but I thought WordPress was a blog’.
This leads me into an explanation of some of the things you can do with it, but that means I end up selling WordPress when I really want to talk about the value I can add to their business.
After all, the technology and platform should be irrelevant to clients, as long as the website does what they want quickly and efficiently, right?
Anyway, here’s official recognition of the power of WordPress:
It has just won the ‘Hall of fame Content Management System (CMS) of the year’ award, for 2010, beating Drupal and Joomla into 2nd and third places respectively.
It’s the second item down on this page.
WordPress 3.0, which was released in the middle of the year, was a quantum leap forward in the functionality that WordPress offers and, without doubt, this was a big factor in WordPress’ win.
Congrats to WordPress, and I’m delighted that I can now point my doubters to an independent, 3rd party testimony to its power. 🙂