In my opinion, there are far more than 10 reasons to use WordPress but these 10 are the most important reasons to point out. If you’re new to WordPress, you may think it’s for bloggers only or it’s too complicated to create your own site. If you have an idea of how you want your website to look but have no idea how to create it or get it up and running, WordPress is a great place to start. It’s one of the best content management systems out there because it’s easy to use right out of the box, quick to setup any theme and customizable with little effort. The best part, it’s free with Cytanium Hosting accounts.
WordPress isn’t just for bloggers, there are thousands of website themes to choose from. Whether you’re looking to start a blog or professional business website, WordPress has something for everyone. You don’t have to be technical or know code to use and customize WordPress themes to your liking either. Let’s look at the top 10 reasons for using the hosted WordPress platform.
1. It’s Free
I usually live by the rule that you get what you pay for. However, WordPress may be the only exception to the rule. There are two free WordPress websites that have different features. WordPress.com is a free website where you can set up a blog and add content to the blog at no charge. WordPress.org is what this article is based on and features a site name that’s indexed in Google, open software, customization and plugin features. It does require hosting but for as little as $2.50 a month, you can have a full WordPress site with access to all the features below. With one click installation, your WordPress site will be up and running in minutes.
2. Anyone Can Use It
You can easily add pictures, write articles, embed video and more with little effort. If you can copy and paste or drag and drop, you can use this platform! The hub of a WordPress website and where you will spend most of your time, is the dashboard. Here, you can organize and manage content, add features and social sharing to your site and change the theme or theme options without having to hard code them using WordPress Plugins.
3. It Does The Work For You
WordPress gives you the look and feel of a code based website but offers everyday users an easier way. Plugins are essentially packaged up code ready for one click installation. They are used in place of you having to add the code to the website in order to make the changes. There are over 30,000 plugins available in the WordPress Plugin Directory so if there’s a feature you want for your website, chances are there’s a plugin for that!
4. It’s Supported
WordPress paired with Cytanium’s Windows hosting will allow you to make the most of your dollar while being able to handle large amounts of web traffic. Ride out any traffic spike without a problem.
5. It’s Proactive
The WordPress platform has great automation features such as SEO optimization built into its core. With that functionality paired with a plugin, you’re sure to be off to a running start! Adding a plugin can automate your site to publish articles when you’re busy or even on vacation. Set security in place, and it will email you when someone tries to breach it. Have comments emailed to you for approval before they get published so you can be proactive not reactive.
6. It’s Unrestricted
WordPress is an open source software. That means that you can change the code (providing you know how) or alter the layout however you want without violating the software agreement. Use it however you want or need to without concern.
7. It’s Easy To Navigate
Handling the administration of your WordPress site is easy because it has the look and feel of a word processor. All themes have clear tabs for changing settings, adding or customizing that are easy for the beginner to use. As you learn and grow, so can your experimenting with customization.
8. It’s Customizable
You could spend an eternity looking at all the themes and options WordPress has to choose from or pick something to start out with and change it as you become more familiar with the platform. Many web designers also build beautiful WordPress sites and have them available for purchase. With each theme, there are customizable widgets, layouts, colors and images to choose from. Some offer just a few customizing options while others allow you to build a site your way.
9. It’s Scalable
If you’re new to having an internet presence or want to create a website for a start-up business, you may not have need for more than a one or two page basic website. A hosted WordPress site gives you a cost-effective way to start out and easily expands as your business does. You can add pages or photo galleries, and even an Ecommerce page for online purchases direct from your dashboard at no extra charge.
10. It’s Growing
WordPress is one of the hottest platforms out there for easy website building with a professional appearance. That means developers are creating new plugins and themes everyday to add to the directories. That, along with the forum support and the huge community of WordPress users make it easy to ask questions and get answers in real time. Forums are a great place to learn things to try as you become more familiar with it.
You can build the website of your dreams for a business or create a simple blog for family and friends to keep up with you. The sky’s the limit but whatever you decide to create, make it a WordPress creation!