Why You Should Use WordPress?

WordPress is an Open Source Software

Source: WPBeginner
WordPress is a great script which often does not get the credit and appreciation that it deserves. When people think of WordPress, they think of it as just a simple blogging script. Although that used to be true in the past, WordPress has evolved through out the years into a versatile Content Management System (CMS). We believe that WordPress is not a blogging software, it is the BEST publishing software which is FREE. WordPress is simple, and we agree with that statement. But due to its simplicity, it is open to possibilities. We have seen WordPress being used by some of the top businesses in the industry. It is a powerful tool with robust features. We have compiled a few reasons why you should use WordPress, in what ways you can use WordPress, and who is using WordPress.

WordPress is an Open Source software which means it is free! It can be used on any personal, and/or commercial projects without any restrictions (cost, legal etc).

Why would you want to pay a company, a yearly license fee that does the same job as WordPress with a difficult user interface? Why not just hire one developer if you are willing to spend the cash and pay him/her as you need their service. Many high-end CMS requires “Seat Licenses” which means that you have to pay them per user who will be using it. On the other hand WordPress is free of such restrictions. It does not even require backlinks which many other scripts do. However many supporters like us, link back to show our appreciation.

User Friendly

You do not have to be an expert to use WordPress 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. If you want someone experienced to do it for you, we have a group of talented staff waiting here to assist you in installing WordPress and optimizing it for you. The best part is that we can offer this service to you for FREE. (Free WordPress Setup)

Aside from basic use, tweaking and modifying sites is fairly easy as well. WPBeginner has tons of free tutorials for users to learn. If you don’t find something on our site, then let us know using our contact form. We would be happy to cover that topic.

Themes Support

You will never have a problem finding the right theme for you. WordPress has a huge free themes collection. If you don’t find a free theme that suit your needs, then there are tons of low cost premium themes available for you. If you are still not satisfied, there are many developers ready to design a custom theme for you. We can even design a custom theme for you if you are interested. Check out our services page.

Extended Plugins

There is a saying in the WordPress community “There’s a plugin for that”. No matter what you are thinking of, 99% of the time that statement applies to you. WordPress has many open-source plugins that can assist you in making WordPress look however you want it to look. These plugins can make your dreams come true. Installation for most plugins are just as easy as one click from the admin panel.

Standard Web Compliance

WordPress have gone to great lengths to make sure every bit of the generated code is in full compliance with the standards of the W3C. This is important for cross browser compatibility, usability, and SEO as well.

Easy Upgrades

Upgrading from previous versions and migrating from other softwares is a piece of cake. There is a one-click upgrade feature available. There are plenty of importers available that will let you move your sites from other services over to WordPress.

Spam Protection

WordPress comes built in with very robust tools such as an integrated blacklist and open proxy checker to manage and eliminate comment spam on your blog. There is also a large quantity of plugins that can take this functionality a step further.

Full User Registration

WordPress has a built-in user registration system that (if you choose) can allow people to register and maintain profiles and leave authenticated comments on your blog. You can optionally close comments for non-registered users. There are also plugins that hide posts from lower level users.

Cross Blog Communication and Search Engines

WordPress fully supports both the Trackback and Pingback standards. It notifies search engines and other top blogging services with the use of Ping-o-Matic.

Above are just some of the features and reasons that should convince you to use WordPress. There are a huge resource of plugins and other features that we did not mention in this post. If you have specific questions, feel free to email us.

What ways to use WordPress?

WordPress can be used in many different ways. It is open to possibilities. Our site is not a blog, it is more of a business resource website, and we are running it on WordPress. You can use WordPress as the following:

  • Arcade
  • Blog
  • Content Management System (CMS)
  • Gallery
  • Portfolio
  • Rating Website
  • Shopping Store
  • Video Collection Site
  • Membership Site

Note that above are just some examples that you can use WordPress as. When a creative mind is working with WordPress, then the sky is the limit. To see what other top businesses and people are using it as

Visit WordPress Showcase

Also check out: 15 Unconventional Uses of WordPress in Action

We hope that you are convinced now about why you should use WordPress. Continue to browse this site for your needs, and if you need assistance feel free to contact us using the contact form.

1 Comment

  1. Look if you are managing the web site for your not-for-profit organization (and that includes bicycle clubs) you owe it to yourself to at least investigate what WordPress can do for you. This is not a difficult thing to understand. Some 15% of the top 1,000,000 websites are using WordPress. So in terms of being a “no-brainer” this is indeed just that.

    You will be utterly amazed at how much productive and happy you can be when working with this software. And most important it is FREE! I repeat it is FREE. In fact most of the themes you could ever hope to use are also FREE!

    Stop dawdling and consider that you get RSS feeds generated for your more technically savvy readers right out of the box. You get tremendous SEO capabilities built right in. You really ought to be ashamed of wasting time wondering whether this is the right way to go. Cut loose and never look back.

    If you need any handholding these are hundreds of thousands of us serving as web administrators who would be happy, ecstatic even to give you a helping hand. So, take a deep breath and do this for your own sanity.

    One more point there are even plug-ins that allow you to create your own forum, and yes they are FREE! So in these tough economic times you get the very best exemplar of CMS publishing for FREE and you are still wondering whether this is worthwhile.

    Shame on you for even thinking that! Get the hence and learn to love your administrative tasks!

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