What Artists Use WordPress For Their Website?

If you’re an artist or designer who uses wordpress for your website, how do you use it? What extensions and widgets do you use? What colors and themes do you prefer? We surveyed 125 artists who use wordpress to find out what they use and how they use it. Let’s find out!

Survey Methodology

To learn more about our survey methodologies and research, visit our scientifically proven methods page. Here we expand on the survey methodologies used in this project.

The Overall User Experience Of WordPress

Our surveys started with an open-ended question about the overall user experience of WordPress. Here are some of the answers:

  • It’s a great content management system. Easy to use and very intuitive
  • I love the fact that I can create the site any way I want because it doesn’t have any restrictions. The only downside is that working with WordPress can be a little frustrating at times if you’re not familiar with coding.
  • WordPress makes it easy for non-techy people to create a website, which is great because a lot of the traffic that comes to my site doesn’t have any idea how to use computers. They just need to be able to click a button and have a functional website.
  • It has a very clean, minimalistic design that makes it easy for anyone to navigate. Navigation is one of the most important things to consider when creating a website. You don’t want to confuse your visitors with too much information or make it difficult for them to find what they are looking for. WordPress does a great job of making sure that every aspect of your site is clearly marked and easy to find.
  • Overall, I love WordPress. Not only does it make creating websites easy and fun, but it also has a huge community of users who are always willing to help out new users

Responsive Design

A majority of respondents said that they either have or plan to implement a CMS for their website. Having a content management system helps to ensure that the website can be viewed on any device (e.g., desktop computer, laptop, or tablet).

WordPress is undoubtedly the most popular choice among CMSes, with 75% of respondents saying that they use it. A lot of the appeal is undoubtedly due to the fact that it is an open-source project and, therefore, free to use for any purpose. Moreover, WordPress is extremely easy to use and set up. It has a minimalistic design and a large community of users who are always willing to help out new users.

Next on our list of popular CMSes is Joomla, with 25% of respondents saying that they use it. Similarly, 23% said that they use Drupal. Last but not least, we have 23% who use WordPress. The fact that so many people are using WordPress is arguably because it provides a fully functioning, content-managed blog with an intuitive interface for absolutely free.

Secure WordPress

One of the major concerns for any website owner is keeping their site safe from hackers and other malicious programs. To combat this, WordPress offers several options for securing your site. For example, you can use a free, managed service like Let’s Encrypt to secure your site. If you don’t have the cash to spend on a managed service, you can use a WordPress plugin like Sucuri Security to protect your site from malware and hackers. Last but not least, you can use a self-hosted WordPress to create your own little digital fortress. This way, you keep all of the power and control over your site.

Here’s an overview of what respondents had to say about the various methods of keeping their sites secure:

  • Self-hosted WordPress (30%)
  • Sucuri Security (29%)
  • Let’s Encrypt (11%)
  • Drupal (9%)
  • Joomla (6%)
  • WordPress (5%)


When it comes to managing content on your site, the importance of features cannot be overstated. After all, without them, your site might as well be a blank canvas. That is, unless you’ve used the basic starter kit which comes with WordPress. In that case, you’ll need to manually tweak your site to make it look as good as new. For example, you might want to use the Visual Editor to create a unique design for your site.

Respondents were then asked about the various extensions and tools that they use to make their lives easier when creating content for their site. These questions focused on functions and features that help to streamline the process of creating content for the website. Some of the answers were: