I have been talking to some of the people who either have a website or plan to create a website and their first question related to the software we should or want to use was WHY WordPress why not something different? And to answer that question I wanted to do a quick post on why should you choose WordPress than any other platform when there are tons of freebies out there. Well here is why you should be choosing WordPress.
1. Why WordPress – because it is FREE as in Freedom
I know for a fact that if you are using any software then you definitely know what it is by software agreements and software licenses. But with WordPress the point is this software is completely free and when i say completely i do not mean the software only. I mean the source code as well meaning you can change the code to whatever you want according to your requirement and then you will be able to use the software for your own purpose as well. WordPress comes under general license and the source code of the software is also freely available to you so all you have to do is basically use it and tweak it to the way you would like it to work.
2. Why WordPress – because WordPress is easy as hell to use and learn
If you are on WordPress then you do not need someone to teach you, there are tons and tons of detailed videos and resource available on the internet for FREE which you can use to learn and also fix any problem you might have.
WordPress is used by millions of people and almost every day new people are joining the WordPress community by creating their first WordPress powered websites. Even the big shots like www.mashable.com also use WordPress to run their million dollar business with WordPress powered website. The reason why people quickly adapt to WordPress is because it is fairly easy to use and even easier to learn if you do not know it already.
3. Why WordPress – you can design and expand WordPress powered website to any way you can dream with the use of themes and plugins.
There are tons and tons of themes and plugins available for free and you can use all of them without worrying to hire someone to work on something or a new functionality that you might want in your website. For every website feature you could dream in WordPress there will be a free solution for you.
If you want go further then with some minimal cost you can design or you can have a premium plugin or theme which will be just for you.
4. Why WordPress – because WordPress is Search Engine Friendly
Now I know that if you are willing to design a website then you of course want your website to appear in Google, Yahoo and Bing like search engines when people start searching for your website and it is fairly easy for search engines to crawl your website when it comes to WordPress. By design WordPress is very SEO friendly, and you can make it even more SEO friendly by using Yoast SEO plugin.
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5. Why WordPress – because WordPress is safe and secure
As you would imagine people are always there to stuff like hacking and all but in case of WordPress if you are using proper tools and taking all the necessary actions then your website could never be hacked but again one flaw can change every thing so you have to make sure that you have taken all the precautions for the hacking sort of thing not to happen on your website.
WordPress is developed with security in mind, so it is considered quite safe and secure to run any website. However, just like the real world, the internet can be an uncertain place and anything could possibly happen as I mentioned above, which is why you have to monitor properly and take action if anything suspicious goes on.
There are intruders out there who want to get their hands on as many sites as they could. On my websites, I use wordfence to monitor security threats and I highly recommend them if you are looking for free option, and if you are looking for paid option then Sucuri is the option best one and I suggest them as well.
6. Why WordPress – because WordPress supports all types of media embedded already
Comparing to other platforms WordPress supports all types of media embedded into it so that you do not have to do anything while adding any media, it automatically supports all type of media no extra work to get some media to work, just plugin and play.
7. Why WordPress – because WordPress is easy to manage
With a multi site and multi user aspect WordPress is the best one you could get out there and it handles multiple websites and multiple users at the same time in pretty awesome ways.
WordPress comes with built-in updater that allows you to update your plugins and themes from within your WordPress admin dashboard. It also notifies you when there is a new version of WordPress is available, so you can update it by just clicking a button.
You can keep all your WordPress content safe by setting up automated regular backups and you can restore back ups again in one click.
8. Why WordPress – because WordPress just is not used for a simple website but can be used in many different ways as well.
When I say WordPress it really does not mean that you can not be able to use WordPress for any other purpose. In fact if you choose WordPress then you can use your website for following purposes.
¥ Content Management System (CMS)
¥ Membership Site
¥ Rating Website
¥ Shopping Store
¥ Video Collection Site
Kindly note that these are the some options that WordPress is being used and if you are interested to know how top businesses are using WordPress then you can visit the showcase of WordPress.