I know, I’m supposed to pick one and only one link per topic but let’s shake things up a bit, just like Joost de Valk did this with the hot button topic WordPress’ market share is shrinking: “If WordPress is shrinking, something else must be growing, this is, after all, a zero sum game. The very clear winners at the moment are Wix and Squarespace. Some other notable growers are Adobe, which is more on the enterprise side, and Webflow.”
Did you know the number two CMS is actually none of the content management systems that we monitor (33.1%)? So we know that this is not a zero sum game. We don’t have all the data. In fact there may be systems that are not not even monitorable. We don’t know the sum. Think on that while you read more of the reactions at Post Status, Ellipsis, WP Review, and WP Tavern.
Why did I say everyone is wrong about the market share loss? Well as mentioned above we don’t actually know the size of the market and it keeps changing. We can get a relative idea but I think there is a good sized error rate that we don’t have in mind. More importantly WordPress is much more like Windows 95 than iOS, we have to deal with the Gateways, Dells, and Sonys of the WordPress “operating system” – for better or worse – Windows still exists and I would say after some growing pains has become more dominant in different areas. The entire ecosystem will evolve.