WordPress is the most popular content management system in use today powering millions of websites including 48% of the top 100 Technorati blogs, ranked by In fact, as of this writing, more than 77 million websites run WordPress. This incredible number includes some of the top companies and brand names on the internet including TED, NBCSports, GigaOM, UPS, TechCrunch, CNN, and CBS Radio.
So without much further ado, here are some reasons why we love WordPress.
WordPress is So Easy To Use
WordPress is so easy to use with its intuitive admin interface. This brings the ability to create a website to the masses regardless of skill level. I think this is the number one reason why we love WordPress so much. Before content management systems like WordPress existed we had to learn complicated website programming code to create a website. Now anyone who wants to publish can start out with an account at WordPress.com or set up their own hosted blog/website using the software at WordPress.org. Best of all, no matter which method you use, WordPress is absolutely free!
WordPress Is So Customizable:
There are so many ways to customize our beloved content management system. There are tons of paid and free WordPress themes galore to help you customize the look of your WordPress site and with over 29,000 plug-ins and counting the functional possibilities seem limitless. With the power of WordPress almost anyone can make unique blogs and websites.
WordPress Has Many Great Features
Some of the great features of WordPress include the ability to schedule posts, use short-codes to add more design and function and incredibly design flexibility. If you want to add forums to your website you can do that. If you want to add a form or some other form of feedback on your site, you can do that. Practically anything you want to do with your WordPress based site is possible.
WordPress Is Convenient:
There are multiple ways to publish using WordPress these days. You can use your browser, email program, and other third-party programs. I think the most flexible of these is the email-to-Wordpress feature where you can publish from anywhere using most devices wether that is your cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. WordPress also has its own mobile apps. Here are a few links for WordPress apps on popular mobile devices:
WordPress on Android
WordPress on iPhone
There are so many tools and services for WordPress:
There are quite a number of third-party services that will enhance and help you with your WordPress site; from backup and security services to design and customization. Furthermore, if you are looking for a great host you can use any of the usual hosts or you can go with a host who specializes in WordPress hosting. I recommend WP Engine. Click to read my full review of WP Engine read here.
WordPress Is Great for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
In a nutshell SEO is making it easier for search engines such as Google and Bing to define and find your website and blog. WordPress makes this easy because the codebase it is built on is very easily read by search engines.
WordPress is fast, scalable and performs well
A well tuned WordPress website will perform very well even with thousands of visitors coming to your website or blog.
WordPress is well supported.
If you have questions, the internet has answers. You can subscribe to my blog to learn more. You can also visit the following communities:
WordCamp Community. There is plenty of help for those who need it. People from all over the world, share their tips and tricks for using WordPress year round and online. Helpful community who can help you with your problems and customization of your blog.
WordPress.org Forums – This is the official forum for the WordPress website.
- Versatility – WordPress is great for bloggers, hobbyists and businesses alike. . You can use WordPress as a blog, forum, online directory, membership site, commerce or just about anything you want your site to do. WordPress is certainly the jack of all trades.