7 Reasons Why – WordPress

WordPress has fast become the go-to application for people looking to build a website.  Here we explore the 7 reasons why;

1. So many different ways to use it

WordPress.com allows you to build a website that meets your unique needs. Whether you want to start a blog, create a business site or portfolio, a membership website or online store – pretty much anything you can imagine – you can do it with WordPress.

With built in optimisation and responsive, mobile ready themes, there is no limit to your reach with a WordPress website.

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2. Easy to customise with plugins

A large portion of WordPress users are not web designers or programmers.  In fact, a lot of users have no knowledge or experience creating a website at all! This is why WordPress is such an amazing resource – with their extensive range of themes/templates which are easy to customise whether you are creating a blog, business site or online store – you can’t go wrong.  The templates are easy to customise as they come with their own edit panels.

Plugins are also available from your WordPress dashboard which makes customising a doddle!

3. It’s safe and secure

WordPress was designed with security in mind and as a result is a safe and secure platform, however, you should always be vigilant against malware, and so we would advise you check out WordPress Security for Beginners.

A couple of plugins we would recommend are iThemes Security (previously known as Better WP Security) which has a “strong focus on recognising plugin vulnerabilites, obselete software and weak passwords” and, Wordfence Security, which, as one of the most popular WordPress plugins offers “robust login security features and the security incident recovery tools.” Woodfence Security also offers the insight into overall traffic trends and hack attempts.

4. SEO friendly

WordPress uses standard compliance high quality code and produces semantic markup which, in English, means that Google and other search engines LOVE WordPress! You can also download a WordPress SEO from your plugins on your dashboard for further help.

It works really well with Google for a great SEO ranking. You can also embed content easily and without any coding ability.

5. Easy to manage

WordPress comes with a built in updates management system so you can update your plugins or themes from within your dashboard. You get a notification from the site when there is a new version of WordPress available, which is updated with the click of a button.

On WordPress you can protect your data by using a WordPress backup plugin and you can also manage your site while on the move with WordPress mobile apps.

6. Can use diffrent media types

WordPress is not just limited to text.  It comes with a built in media uploader which handles images, audio and video files.  With simple ways of embedding YouTube videos, Instagram photos, Tweets and Soundcloud audio, the web is your oyster!

7. It’s free!

WordPress is an Open Source product which means that it is free to anyone who wants to download it and there are no yearly licence fees.  That’s a huge cost saving for a professional level content management solution.

In conclusion, you can use WordPress to create a beautiful website, blog or app.  It’s range of designs with powerful features, and the freedom to build anything you desire is leaving millions of businesses, bloggers, and online stores more independent and empowered, and WordPress, the world’s most popular platform.