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For those of us that use WordPress to create and manage our websites, we might just live and die by it fighting off those evil Joomla and Drupal advocates with a big large stick, being one of the easiest and more versatile platforms to ever exist. With the recent release of WordPress 3.6, the award winning content management system has only gotten better. 69% of people using WordPress are using it as a fully-fledged CMS, as opposed to a simple blogging platform.
WordPress is here to stay!
WordPress now powers 18.9% of the internet, up 2.2% from last year. Over the past 12 months, WordPress was downloaded a total of 46 million times. This is an exciting stat, and something we’re excited about here at ChillyBin Web Design & Consultancy as there is a tremendous opportunity for growth.
To co-incide with the WordPress 3.6 release the lovely team at StudioPress have released Genesis 2.0. Genesis 2.0 says out with the old (XHTML) and in with the new (HTML5), and if you want your website to be future-compatible it needs to use HTML5. Genesis 2.0’s support of Schema.org code — used by Google, Bing, Pinterest, and many others — allows you to incorporate microdata into your site’s code, further enhancing your SEO. (Note: this is why one of the foremost SEO experts recently switched his site to Genesis.) Genesis 2.0 has code that, if you can believe it, is even cleaner and more lightweight than ever before — which means less bloat and faster load times for readers. We’re in the process of upgrading all of our clients to WordPress 3.6 and Genesis 2.0, but if you like what you hear and would like us to migrate your existing website, WordPress theme or would like to start a new project with us then don’t hesitate to contact us and we would be more than happy to take a look at how Genesis 2.0 and WordPress 3.6 could benefit yourself and your visitors.