Why WordPress is a Great Choice for a Website

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WordPress was first launched in 2003. At that time, it was seen an a fairly simple (yet competent) CMS for blogging purposes.

Even as recently as a few years ago, many Web designers still thought of WordPress as a CMS best suited to blogs, and chose Joomla or Drupal for other types of website. Now, however, this has changed. WordPress is capable of acting as the backbone for all kinds of different websites. It’s now used by names as big as Samsung, Forbes and CNN.

You only need look at some of the advanced themes now available for WordPress to see just how much it can do.

Our Top Ten Reasons:

1. WordPress is now packed with standard features

Although WordPress has retained ease-of-use (and practically the same “back end” interface) for a number of years, the features list has grown exponentially. Menu configuration and media handling are two good examples of things that have got steadily more powerful with no sacrifice made in usability.

Wise enhancements in new versions of WordPress are what has made the platform evolve into a great CMS for all types of websites, and not merely a solid blogging platform.

2. The learning curve is just right

Creating a new post in WordPress and uploading some images is simplicity itself, to the point that real technophobes can use WordPress without feeling intimidated.

At the same time, however, there’s loads of functionality at your fingertips. It’s easy to ignore things you don’t understand, and then gradually learn more and more. By contrast, Joomla and (especially) Drupal, make the basics easy, but then leave you with complex documentation to achieve things that WordPress can do without blinding you with science.

3. The theme selection is as good as it gets

There are thousands of great WordPress themes available plus an endless bespoke selection from WordPress Designers with infinite amounts of customisation.

4. WordPress is easy to monetize

Whether you are selling products directly from your site, or monetizing with ads and affiliate offers, WordPress makes it easy.

Ads are easily inserted using widgets and eCommerce can be handled by a range of plugins including the popular WooCommerce.

5. There are some superb plug-ins

There are so many quality plug-ins for WordPress that you’d be hard pressed to think of any functionality you cannot quickly add to a WordPress site.

Best of all, you can usually find a free plugin to do most things perfectly well. Furthermore, most plugins are downloaded, installed and configured in a matter of minutes. WordPress’ emphasis on ease-of-use seems to have rubbed off on the plug-in writers!

6. Updates just keep coming

As WordPress is so popular, work on the platform never stops. While this sometimes means that keeping on top of updates feels like a never-ending job, it also makes for a system that’s constantly evolving and improving, with new functions being added all the time.

7. Support is second-to-none

As you would expect from such a popular platform, the support community is active and huge. Aside from the dedicated WordPress support resources, you’ll find an abundance of third-party forums and other options for assistance. If you have any question at all, you can be pretty sure that somebody has already answered it somewhere.

8. SEO is made easy

WordPress is inherently quite SEO-friendly, with features such as the ability to automatically generate search-friendly URLS, but with the addition of a couple of plugins, such as the Google XML Site Map and the All-in-One SEO pack, you can force yourself to maintain good SEO discipline, giving your site the best chance of good search results.

Add to this how easy it is to use plugins to integrate with social networks, and a WordPress site can perform very well in terms of modern SEO with quite minimal effort.

9. Setting up a WordPress site is inexpensive

WordPress is open source, so using it costs nothing. Even with the addition of a hosting package and a premium theme, you’re still looking at very little money to get a quality WordPress site up and running. The fact that many great plugins are free helps too.

10. WordPress remains the best blogging platform

We’ve left this point until last as it does no harm to remember that WordPress started out as a pure blogging platform.

It remains a great (if not the greatest) blogging platform around. WordPress is a great choice for a new website and an obvious choice for a new blog.

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