42.7% of all websites run on WordPress, according to w3techs. WordPress is very old by internet standards, and was never designed for building modern, responsive websites in the first place, but the popularity of its open source model has led its evolution into what is by far the most powerful CMS today.
Here are the reasons why you should opt for WordPress for web development:
WordPress can be installed on any hosting plan. It works on a LAMP stack, which means it is compatible with Linux servers and Apache servers. There are also options for MYSQL databases.
Thousands of free and premium WordPress plugins form a powerful ecosystem to support any project you can dream of. Popular plugins include Advanced Custom Fields, Yoast, Google Sitekit, and Contact Form 7.
Wide choice of builders
Rather than getting stuck with one design interface as you would with Wix, Squarespace or Webflow, WordPress offers the luxury of picking from multiple builders such as Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, or Oxygen. There isn’t one that’s objectively a better choice than the others but they each come with their own pros and cons that you’ll learn from tinkering around with them.