10 Reasons to Choose WordPress

About one-third of the world’s websites use WordPress. Ever wondered why it is so popular for website building and content management? After much research, we came up with 10 simple reasons why WordPress is a favorite and should be your choice.

1. It is flexible and adaptable

A lot of people assume that WordPress is solely for blogging; while it was originally created for blogging, it has evolved into a platform that accommodates different functions. With WordPress you can blog, run an eCommerce store, create a social network and so much more. Whether you’re a small business, large corporation, or individual, your changing needs will be met as it has themes and plugins available for use.

2. It has a wide array of themes and plugins

When building a website, you would have to think about what your website would like and the functionality. However with the theme directory, it is easier to figure out and narrow the design and appearance of your new site. The good thing about WordPress is that it has a large plugin directory for your specific needs. For example, you might want to add contact forms or shopping carts to your website, all you need to do is install the plugin that allows the function on your site. So as your needs change, you can be sure to find the necessary plugins.

3. It is for everybody

The great thing about WordPress is that you do not need to be an expert to use it. All you need is a domain name and web hosting to get it running. It is also easy to learn, as it has an admin dashboard you can quickly get familiar with to customize your site.

4. WordPress prioritizes SEO

SEO is built into the platform which allows for searchability and high rankings on search engines. It automatically comes up with meta descriptions for your pages and posts, and lets search engines know about your content. It also has tools and plugins for content optimization.

5. Blogging made available for everyone

In line with the general assumption, WordPress has a blogging feature which makes it easy for users to add a blog to their sites if they want to. It does not have to be a typical blog, it could be for announcements, updates or whatever you want your audience to know. However if you are into blogging or online publishing, there are media and formatting tools, and advanced scheduling available.

6. It supports different types of media

You know how some sites restrict you from uploading certain types of files, well WordPress is more flexible. Various types of images, audio, video and documents are all accepted. So expect to upload that .png, .pdf, .gif, .mp3, .m4a, .jpg, .doc file and so much more; but make sure you are legally allowed to use them.

7. You have control of your website

With WordPress you do not have limitations on your website control. You can expand your website with plugins, you own the files and content, and can easily move them to another host if you want. You can also make changes to your site without external help if a need arises.

8. WordPress sites are mobile responsive

There are several mobile responsive themes to choose from and in this digital age we all want our websites to look good on any device. This also helps with search engine rankings.

9. The software is open source and free

WordPress is free to download and use. However you would have to pay for hosting, as discussed in the previous article, and premium plugins and themes. By open source, we mean it is developed by a team of contributors.

10. It has a large community that offers support

Because WordPress is open-source, it has a large community and isn’t limited to users. The community makes changes to source files and helps keep WordPress secure and up to date. Users have made resources available to help other users navigate the WordPress platform. You can find blogs, forums, courses, webinars and so much more when you want to learn more about WordPress. The WordPress community also hosts camps globally to support the growth of WordPress user groups.