WordPress has become the world’s most popular content management system (CMS) for many reasons, but its wide-ranging catalog of plugins—small bits of code that can extend the functionality of your website—truly sets it apart.
Even with the proliferation of CMS’s and other website-building tools in recent years, none have come close to replicating the ecosystem of WordPress plugins.
Whereas WordPress offers nearly 60,000 plugins through its official directory, site builders like Shopify and Magento provide users with access to a few thousand extensions, and others provide even fewer. The difference is apparent in the level of flexibility and customization WordPress is renowned for. If you wish to integrate a type of functionality or third-party service into your site, chances are, there’s a plugin for it.1
1 https://rb.gy/nypi9 “The Ultimate Guide to WordPress plugins“