Reasons to Choose a WordPress Website
So you want to design a website. Maybe you want to write a blog. Maybe you want to sell a product. Whatever your reason, you’re going to have to choose a web-design software. What gives WordPress the edge over the competition? Well, according toco-founder Matt Mullenwegg, ‘Wordpress is more than just a software.’ Though it started as a simple blogging template, WebPress has evolved into a major Content Management System (CMS), the biggest on the internet, responsible for over a quarter of all websites. Here are five reasons to choose WordPress over its competitors (Movable Type, Bloggers, etc.).
- WordPress is easy. All things are relative, of course, and there are many people for whom designing a website, no matter the software with which they do it, is a difficult task, but compared to other platforms, WordPress is incredibly easy-to-use. The setup is painless and all you need do is click and write. Don’t know code? No problem. You don’t need to know code. WordPress lets you make a website just by following simple instructions.
- It’s free. Not only is it easy-to-use, it’s free(not Wordpress.com, that is—the turnkey version—only Wordpress.org). No need to pay for an expensive website-design platform. Just download the software from Wordpress.org and, baddabing, baddaboom, you’re in business. WordPress does a more-than-sufficient job, and for no price at all. Having said that, if you go down the Wordpress.org route, you’ll have to pay for a domain name and web-hosting services.
- There are lots of plugins and themes. There are a number of plugins for WordPress, which means there are a number of ways to take your website to the next level. These include sliders, galleries, and loading-time-speedy-uppers. Some of these cost money, mind you. Beyond the standard themes offered by WordPress, moreover, there are lots of different ones created by the community(see WordPress Theme Directory for more information).
- As Matt Mullenwegg claims above, ‘WordPress is more than just a software.’ He goes on to call it‘a rapidly evolving ecosystem’. In other words, WordPress is a community. There are tens of millions of users from all over the world.There are forums including discussions of common problems, and there are plenty of people willing to help if you’re stuck.
- Good for SEO. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Basically it means how high your website ranks on search engines. If you’re using a WordPress site, chances are you’ll rank higher on Google. WordPress makes it easy to tag your posts, and thus Google finds it easier to read.
Well there you go. Those are my five reasons to choose WordPress. I hope you found the list informative, and I wish you the best of luck in making your new website. Remember: WordPress is more than just a website, it’s a community. So: if you have any problems along the way, there’ll be plenty of support from community-members. Good luck, and enjoy creating your website.