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Link: WordPress’ market share is shrinking

Anecdotally, more and more people are having a hard time deciding how to build their site on WordPress.

This was one of the main reasons I started looking for WordPress alternatives. I couldn’t be sure that the way I’d build a site today would be the ‘right’ way to build a site in a year or two: important for maintainability and futureproofing a client site.

I suspect this confusion over building is a shared experience for amateurs and pros alike:

  • Clients constantly report that Full Site Editing is a suboptimal experience, something borne out by installs of the Classic Editor and Classic Widgets plugins
  • Pros still rely heavily on third-party tools like Advanced Custom Fields, which arguably should have been bought into WordPress core.

Whatever the reason, it’s interesting to see the market share dip for the first time.