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WordPress powers 28% of the web

wordpress-logo-stacked-rgbNearly all of our clients’ sites run on WordPress, which is currently beta-testing Version 4.9. (We’ll upgrade everyone when the release version is available!) Kephart + Associates has been developing sites using WordPress for over a decade. While we also have experience with other CMS systems, including Drupal, Joomla, and Umbraco, WordPress remains our favorite. It works well for everything from a simple personal blog to a major corporate website.

Major companies and organizations that use WordPress include:

According to wordpress.org, WordPress is now used to power over 28% of the web. Which is pretty impressive for an open-source project, that “started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes.”

If you’re looking for help in creating your first website – whether you’re an individual, a non-profit organization, or a small to medium-sized business, we’re here for you. Chances are we’ll recommend WordPress as the basis of that site, because it’s easy to set up, customize, and manage. Give us a call at (810) 892-8599 to get things moving!

WordPress 4.7 – “Vaughan”

All WordPress sites hosted by Kephart + Associates were updated this afternoon to the current version 4.7, nicknamed “Vaughan” after legendary jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan. Estimated downtime per site was about five minutes.

Here’s a short video explaining the new features in this latest version of WordPress:


WordPress 4.6 – “Pepper”

All WordPress sites hosted by Kephart + Associates were updated to the latest version this morning. Version 4.6, nicknamed “Pepper” for jazz saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, includes several workflow improvements along with security updates.

More information is available in this short video from WordPress.


WordPress 4.3: “Billie”

All WordPress sites hosted by Kephart + Associates were upgraded to the latest version today. Version 4.3, named after legendary jazz vocalist Billie Holiday, has several new features and enhancements. Watch the video to learn more:

Estimated downtime per site was about five minutes.

WordPress 4.2.2

All WordPress sites hosted by Kephart + Associates have been updated to version 4.2.2 today. Downtime per site was less than five minutes each.

Here’s a short video describing upgrades and improvements to the WordPress platform with this release: