WordPress is the most popular Content Management system on the market. Originally designed as a blogging platform software, webs designers quickly embraced it as a user-friendly and very customizable website platform. According to WordPress.org Tens of thousands of people sign up for WordPress each day making it the world’s most popular blogging platform with over 40 million users. Over 260 million people worldwide visit WordPress blogs every month, bringing them over two billion page views. So why is WordPress so popular? We have presented 8 reasons:
WordPress is an Open Source
The software is free and since it is open source, thousands of developers have created themes and plugins. Many themes and plug-ins are either free or one can purchase at a very low cost.
WordPress is Extremely User-Friendly
WordPress has created their content management system (CMS) with the common computer user in mind. If you are fairly proficient with using MS Word, then you already know how to add pages, update content, and upload pictures to your WordPress site. There are other tasks to learn, but the learning curve is rather low and within a matter of hours you will know how to manage your WordPress site.
WordPress has Amazing Themes Available
There are literally thousands of WordPress themes available to fit one’s design and functionality needs. Many themes are free and with just a few clicks you can download and install a theme as a blog or as a website. Themes that are more distinctive and have certain advance feature capabilities can be purchased at any premium theme site. The cost of premium themes usually run anywhere from $20 – $80
WordPress has Unlimited Features and Functionality
What kind of feature and functionality would you like to have on your site? Well the possibilities are almost endless. Since WordPress is an open source developers have created plugins or applications that you can install to your site to add the desire functionality. There are thousands of plugins available. Many plugins are free. However the more advance plugins will have a minimal cost.
WordPress is Flexible and Customizable
WordPress can be customized to host a multitude of platforms. Whether your site is a blog, an e-commerce site, an online portfolio, a magazine, or a photo gallery, WordPress can accommodate all these platforms with relative ease.
WordPress is Search Engine Friendly
Do you realize that 95% of all site traffic comes from the page one results? Google does not like static web pages and sites that are static will not be rank on the first page. With the ease of the CMS that WordPress provides adding or changing your content is relatively easy, thus making your site search engine friendly.
WordPress is Always on the Cutting Edge
WordPress is constantly improving and adding features to their software. Updating your site is easy with just a few clicks. Let’s not forget WordPress is an open source software so developers are constantly creating tools that match online technology.
WordPresss has a Huge Support Community
The WordPress community is a good place to turn to when you encounter any difficulties. WordPress forum has developed a tremendous base of knowledge regarding all aspects of WordPress. Just do a search and you will most likely find an answer to your questions.