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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.