WordPress is one of the (if not the) most successful open source CMS available. About 25% of the websites world wide run on WordPress nowadays. This is of course not without reason.
WordPress has been around since 2003 and has gained a lot of support from users/developers throughout the years and thus it’s continuously improved from which all users benefit.
It has many advantages:
– easy to use
– manage your site from any computer
– no html editing or software is required
– search engines love WordPress
– the design is customizable
– it has a built-in blog function
– extend the site functionality with plugins
– multiple users
– there’s a huge online community backing WordPress with support fora and documentation
– and there’s lots more…
Next to that it offers a wide variety on templates/designs and several plugins which are downloadable for free from the WordPress Repository.
And if you can’t find the one you’re looking for, you can always try to write your own. That’s what I tried to do/did. You can find my plugins here.