Have you heard of brands like CNN, New York Times, Ford and People Magazine? There is something common in them and that is the use of WordPress for their brand development. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) platform that web designers, bloggers and big brands trust. If you wish to start a blog or business, here are 7 reasons for you to use WordPress and nothing else.
Reasons to use WordPress
WordPress is Free!
WordPress is perhaps the only free CMS platform worth using. Given the magnanimity of its strong CMS, its worldwide usage and easy setup, it is surprising that WordPress is still free. If you want to play around with a blog setup, go for the free WordPress version. But when you want to set up a serious blog or business, go for a paid hosting and you can install WordPress from the hosting panel. This way you won’t have ‘.wordpress.com’ in your domain name.
WordPress just for blogging, no more.
WordPress has come a long way from ‘just’ a way to run blogs to a comprehensive content management system with which you can set up different types of websites like a classified site, job board, portfolio, forum and business website. All you need is a good hosting provider, a stellar theme, a good designer and some good plugins (free, of course).
Use both free or premium themes
WordPress dashboard contains both free and premium themes. The premium themes are paid, of course, but the price they ask is worth it because WordPress, if not anything else, is known for its user friendly and search engine friendly themes. Google and users love WordPress. Most of the free and premium themes do not need extensive customization at all. Just install and activate it.
WordPress system is SEO friendly
The major attraction of WordPress is that it is very SEO friendly. The codes are clean for the WordPress user to understand and it gives great readability experience to the viewer. If you ever want to start an online business, make sure to include WordPress as part of online content promotion strategy. Moreover, Google loves WordPress so you got to have it anyhow.
WordPress is not going anywhere
Unlike other CMS alternatives which come and go in few years, WordPress is here to stay. Thousands of websites begin daily and 99% of them use WordPress. A report in 2012 said that 14.7% of the world’s top million websites use WordPress, which is a significant growth from 8.5% in 2009. With such a huge ever increasing worldwide presence, it is not possible that the CMS platform will suddenly shut down in the next couple of years.
You don’t need to be a tech geek to use WordPress
WordPress sets up in 2-3 minutes. You could make your first blog post live in the next 5 minutes. In other words, you don’t need to be a tech geek to understand and use WordPress. You don’t have to be a programmer and a web designer to use the CMS. If you know how to use MS Word, you can use this CMS easily. The dashboard layout is very user friendly. Each aspect is sequentially laid out so users know what steps to follow. Moreover, WordPress is known for its plugins which really enhances its use. The CMS has a large reservoir of plugins and you can install them easily.
Whole world supports WordPress
WordPress eliminates the continuous need of a website designer because it has a hugely popular global community of supports who fixes security issues, identifies and corrects bugs, introduces new functionalities and much more. A WordPress website is your own; you can run it single handedly with global community support.
We will wrap up the discussion by saying that WordPress is the best CMS platform out there and you should use it.
Priyanka is a professional blogger and an internet marketing stagiest. She help online marketers to generate popularity and sales through free classified websites. Currently working with wohho.com – a free classified site in India where you can search free classified ads for promoting your business to larger scale.