WordPress is now the number 1 web hosting system in the world. Why use WordPress? Here are some of the reasons why we are fans.
WordPress is FREE
WordPress is absolutely free and so are the themes and plugins. Most of the extensions and add-ons come with optional paid upgrades or a donate option but there is more than enough free material to tailor to your website and your business branding.
EXTENSIONS and PLUGINS are great
What other platforms charge for, WordPress freelance and official designers and programmers work on and provide for free. So if you want a plugin to add a shopping cart, optimize your SEO, link you to Twitter, block Spammer’s comments or provide statistics on who is visiting your site, you just search the keywords in plugin, download and activate and WordPress does the rest. Plugins are really intuitive and work around your site and design; they will blend into your layout or will take explicit permission from you before they change anything.
THEMES for business or pleasure
WordPress contains thousands of themes that are made to thousands of different specifications and they nearly all can be easily modified. So if you are creating a business website, you can match a free theme to your business colours and layout with little hassle and without it looking like any other site.
WordPress is USER FRIENDLY
For those businesses or internet users who know their way around Word and Facebook but don’t know how to write website code or change fonts or styles on their sites, WordPress is fantastic. WordPress is extremely easy to use and manipulate, whether you are a first time user or an expert. WordPress offers a Visual rather than HTML box to write your articles or blogs.
This Visual Box has straightforward picture icons that you simply click on to insert photos, video, media, links or change the format and WordPress adapts your site accordingly, without you having to learn web code every time just to put your title in bold. Another benefit is that once you have written and uploaded your site in Visual, you can read it in the HTML box from your dashboard and see how the code is written.
Therefore you can learn the web code and how WordPress is working as you go along, so if a link or site breaks down, you will know what to look out for in the code.
WordPress is WEB STANDARDS COMPLIANT
WordPress adheres strictly to the rules of Web Standards, which is great because it means your site will always be on the safe lists of Google and anything that you may accidentally upload that doesn’t comply will be flagged by WordPress. It also gives WordPress a very good reputation and this in turn reflects on its users.
WordPress is SEO FRIENDLY
What would be the point of creating a brilliant website that shows you off to the very best advantage if no-one ever saw it? The WordPress platform is designed to be SEO enabled. You can tweak and improve these as you go, but even without adjustments the permalinks and simple layouts make it easy for Search Engines to find your site.
WordPress has great SUPPORT
The Dashboard links to WordPress Forums, Help and Support are an excellent source of tips and advice about how to improve your site and solve any issues you may experience. Even better than this though; because WordPress is so universal now, if you have a problem with your site, you can just type your problem into Google with the word WordPress and you have a good chance of finding a discussion forum or article on how to solve your problem.
WordPress UPGRADES with you
The Dashboard and the CSS Sheets and PHP or HTML formats of the Themes all contribute to a slick looking website. The added advantage is that because your website is packaged separately through the Dashboard; i.e Media, Pages, Links, Themes, Plugins then you can make alterations without doing a major overhaul on your website.
Say you made a website for your business when you were first starting out and knew little or nothing about web design. You expanded it organically as you learned more. Now you are quite confident and want to give your site a new facelift with a new theme and everything. WordPress stores your Pages and Posts and Media and Links separately so you can rejuvenate your site without having to re-write all your material because WordPress automatically transfers your information to the new theme.
So as your online business grows, your website grows with you. WordPress will tell you when it has a platform upgrade, invite you to save everything and then complete the upgrade without disturbing a single comma or full stop on your site.
In conclusion, we love WordPress because it works well for the website owners and helps you create pleasing sites for your customer s and you can use it to your advantage whether you are a beginner or seasoned expert.