Although I acknowledge myself having contributed on occasion, more for having a good time than anything else, to encourage competitiveness between WordPress and other CMS open source like Joomla or Drupal, the reality is that the real competition of WordPress is Wix .
Yes, it is something that you have heard me comment several times lately, that the real competition of WordPress are not Joomla or Drupal, but Wix .
Let's talk about usage statistics
Surely you've seen many rankings and usage statistics but always they are limited to the comparison between open source CMS, they almost never include other CMS like Wix, Weebly, SquareSpace or Jimdo with a great implantation in the market, and predominant in some countries.
do not They are ideal for business, or customizable, often not even expandable or easy to export, but there they are, competing with the same market as WordPress: users who want to make a website on their own easily and quickly.  In fact, in countries like Spain the CMS implementation statistics, if we do not discriminate against only open source ones, the lead the page constructor of 1 & 1 and Wix and with a huge – huge – implementation of Jimdo.
And, right, WordPress leads the market share of open source CMS but in implementation it still can not compete with those previously cited, and I doubt it will do so in a while. Why? …
What open source CMS can compete right now with ads like this?
Visual layouters and 50% share market
It's a debate that takes me back to the beginnings of open-source CMS, when lifelong HTML programmers criticized the users and developers of CMS like the programmers / dumb users who were filling in code crap with the network.
And look where you go! curiously only a few years later, the same defenders of the CMS today get great, using the same arguments as the old programmers, against the visual layout, shortcodes, and even the use of plugins . 
Or have you never heard that about " I'd rather use code than plugins "? Let's see …
Is it that the plugins are not code? Is it that the plugins write them useless? Do you feel yourself a better programmer than those who have developed plugins such as WooCommerce, BuddyPress or Contact Form 7? And if so, why do not I see your plugins in the WordPress.org plugins directory? Or is it that you keep your wonderful codes just for you?
Fortunately the vast majority of the great programmers release their codes in plugins that we can all use to give life to our webs created with WordPress, but still many nonsense is read.
Much of the success of WordPress is due to the plugins but above all to the creators of those codes that, instead of saving them for their clients or friends, they decide to release them every day for the WordPress community . Does that make you poor? Not at all, those who adapt to the times find new business models to exploit their free codes such as premium utilities, additional services, extension plugins, etc., etc.
Sorry to give me a bit dry, but is that one listens and reads so many things out there that I open the flesh of listening to nonsense, many times against the culture of open source, and even common sense.
If WordPress wants to reach 50% market share it must compete with Wix or the web creator of 1 & 1 because that is what the market is looking for, your client.
And yes, the CMS have promoted users "do it yourself" but Is that bad? Is it perverse that today an SME can create its own website to start your business without investing thousands of euros before you even start? I think not, and open source CMS like WordPress have contributed to this, offering a free, easy-to-use, free web creation solution
WordPress has helped to democratize creation web and I can understand that there are programmers who think that it will take away clients – captives of their arcane knowledge – but they are wrong.
What causes this paradigm shift is that the programmer must be in continuous evolution and learning and adapt to the needs of customers, offering solutions appropriate to the client's objectives, not their own technical tastes.
I'm not saying that clean solutions should not be offered, but that we should do the best possible work with the tools that give the client freedom, and the visual layout designers offer them exactly that.
Only with cover layout tools like Divi and others is like WordPr ess can really compete with the commercials on Wix or 1 & 1 television, so that the client will feel able to launch their business on the network quickly and easily.
Does this mean that the programmer will be left without job? Not at all, there are great developers who are now creating applications for these visual maquedores, improving their code, offering their own models, creating plugins, shortcodes and codes to expand or improve their possibilities, and you, what are you waiting for, the world go backwards, involucione?
Matt also sees it like this: The soap opera
Believe it or not, Matt Mullenweg must also have my point of view, not There is more to see in the soap opera that has recently gotten attacking Wix – I think rightly – to steal WordPress code or even accusing them of pretending to resemble WordPress, alluding to that initially called WixPress .
In case you want to follow the soap opera, then the Wix CEO answered Matt indicating that yes, they have taken WordPress code for their mobile editor but that then they released it on GitHub, and incidentally, the stone that WordPress advertised as a blog creation tool to later change to a web creation platform, imitating Wix, was released.
Come on, a joke father, but which denotes where the war is going, whoever wins each specific battle.
Another interesting fact is the approach that is being given to the default themes of WordPress, the famous Twentyloquesea more and more focused on the corporate client and less on blogs.
But WordPress is better!
WordPress is a thousand times better than Wix or the web creator of 1 & 1, Weebly and others do we review in what stands out?
- Open source
- Free plugins  Free themes
- Easy to program
But it turns out that that's not the first thing the user who wants a website wants, what he wants is this … 
And can WordPress compete with this?
Yes, well …
The future of WordPress goes through the visual layout
ShortCake to avoid l lack of control of shortcodes now, but you do not have to face the future, but confront it and be part of it.
I bet for the future of WordPress but it inevitably happens because becomes the best application to create websites easily and quickly, with a visual interface for all audiences, with a robust, flexible and open code, created by the best programmers in the world who constantly recycle to offer the best possible technologies with the client in his target.
And you? Do you prefer a WordPress only for advanced users or that suits all types of users? I think that's the big question.
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