WordPress has been around since 2003 and is the most popular blogging software on the market. Over the last few years, WordPress has also become the content management software of choice for non-blogging websites. Here are the top 10 reasons why WordPress is so popular and why you might want to consider switching to a WordPress platform for your company’s website.
Here are the top reasons why WordPress websites are better than traditional websites for authors, speakers and business owners today in a very trying economy.
1. Easy to Operate :
WordPress is very easy to use and has an intuitive interface. Adding new pages, blog posts, images, etc. on a regular basis is a breeze and can be done quickly. Because the technology is so simple, time spent on formatting is greatly reduced.
You can make changes to the website yourself without having to know any HTML coding. Adding pages, blog posts, products, images and editing current content is easy on WordPress.This will save you a great deal of money since you won’t have to pay your programmer to make every change you need done on your website.
2. Save Money :
WordPress offers a huge variety of themes which can be used to build the website. When you begin with a theme, you cut down significantly on the amount of time it takes to build a website.
No longer do you need to send the most basic text changes to your designer or even have your designer add new pages for you. Make the edits yourself whenever you want and save the money you would’ve paid your designer for more important things by adding new pages on your own. Times are tight and managing your own content for your Web site is a great way to contribute to saving costs.
WordPress is a self-contained system and does not require HTML editing software. You can create a new page or blog post, format text, upload images (and edit them), upload documents, video files, image galleries, etc. all without the need for additional HTML or FTP software.
4. Better Time Management :
Add content and then schedule those posts to publish on your site on whatever day and time you want. You could write an entire 12-week e-course, for example, break it up into 12 pieces and have each automatically post to the site at the same day and time each week for 12 weeks.
5. The highest number of developers creating themes and plugins for it :
A WordPress plugin is extra software code that you can easily add to your website from within your admin area that give you extra functionality, such as extra Search Engine Optimization, or a fancy way to print out your web pages. Many plugins are free. But sometimes you may want to pay for a premium plugin that is more advanced and complex than some simple free ones.
When you first get your WordPress website installed, it will come with a standard set of features. But when you add plugins, then your website becomes unique to you.
6. User Friendly :
WordPress does not require you to be an expert with computer knowledge in order to incorporate or use it on your website. Now a days, almost all web hosting services offer a one click install from their control panel. With the use of few tutorials online, you can do it yourself.
Not just installing, WordPress is really easy to use as well. You don’t have to spend the time and money on training your staff how to use WordPress.
7. Themes Support :
You will never have a problem finding the right theme for you. WordPress has a huge free themes collection, and if you don’t find a free theme, then there are tons of low cost premium themes for you. If you like your site to be custom designed then you can hire experts to build your custom theme.
8. Extend the Functionality of Your Site with Plugins :
Want to add an event calendar, video gallery, Twitter Feed, Facebook Fan Box, and more to your site? WordPress makes this possible with plugins, most of which are free or very reasonably priced.
9. Search Engines Love WordPress Sites :
The code behind WordPress is very clean and simple, making it easy for search engines to read and index a site’s content. In addition, each page, post, and image can have its own meta tag keywords, description, and title, and be optimized for specific keywords, allowing for very precise search engine optimization. You can also use tags to further enhance your search engine optimization efforts.
10. E-commerce is available on WordPress :
At Designed to Connect, we generally use Woocommerce, an e-commerce add on to WordPress to build our e-commerce websites. As an e-commerce store, you will often find yourself updating your products, pricing, sales, coupons and more. Woocommerce is extremely effective in doing all this along with offering great reports features. But building e-commerce into your website has never been easier or more cost effective!
WordPress sites are very scalable. You can have hundreds of thousands of pages or blog posts on your site and the performance of the site will not be compromised in the least.