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ConnorTurnbull
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I couldn’t help notice this simple rule of ThemeForest: if you make a Wordpress theme, you get at least one sale. I can find only one theme with 0 sales. So, why do people buy Wordpress themes? Is it up to people following you? Advertising? Just by people coming along and looking in the WP category? What? Thanks.

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_rg_
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Oh no, nothing to do with that!!, we the authors are buying themes from other authors all the time, it´s like a game, the one that buys more, win a pagage full of themes!!

It´s a mix of everything you said…. and google search results, and because each day more people uses wp, because each day more people has a website, because each day more people has internet, because each day we are more and more people and one day everything will explode!!

:)

that´s why.

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duotive
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because it a simpler cms than the other ones for the end user

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uDesignStudios
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Actually, that is a very good question. I’ve been thinking about it a lot too. The most reasonable answer is probably that it is the most simple and easy to use “almost cms” out there, and like rg said – more and more people are starting using it every day. Besides, wp themes here are very cheap compared to other marketplaces.

or maybe, there is no logical answer to it, it is simply a giant bubble and we’ll be all doomed once it splashes :)

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WebScripts
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I ask myself the same question eveyday, Why WordPress? I don’t know WordPress, I’m making HTML /CSS/JS templates for sell, but I see that the most sold are WP Templates! ): I think that for convenience I will start learning WP, I don’t get it, I get too much errors with it when installing it and creating a simple test with get_header(); I sincerly don’t like WP. =D

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Parallelus
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because it a simpler cms than the other ones for the end user

WordPress is not a CMS , it’s a blog.

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wpbakery
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because it a simpler cms than the other ones for the end user
WordPress is not a CMS , it’s a blog.

I think it’s becoming more like a cms now, with all the custom content types, taxonomies, menus and so on.

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Cepreu
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WordPress is not a CMS , it’s a blog.
It can be customized into CMS . That’s why Wordpress so popular. http://www.noupe.com/wordpress/powerful-cms-using-wordpress.html
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JamiGibbs
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because it a simpler cms than the other ones for the end user
WordPress is not a CMS , it’s a blog.

uh… hello 10 years ago. Wordpress is very much a CMS . Welcome to modern web development.

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MarkBrodhuber
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I think a big part of the success comes from how easy it is to use. Yes it’s a blogging platform, but its extremely easy to use it with much more robust sites, and you still retain WP’s ease of use.

I think the larger CMS platforms could learn a thing or two from WP. They are capable of much more, but I think working with them is much harder. Even themeing the bigger CMS systems is a bit more difficult. Plus Wordpress can appeal to everyone from a small individual blogger all the way up to a large feature rich web site.

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