Nearly 19% of the internet is run on WordPress because it is a fantastic content management system (CMS), which is fully customizable and adaptable to the needs of almost any type of professional. Here are five reasons why you should consider using WordPress as your CMS for your website:
1) You Don’t Need Any Coding Skills to Manage your Content
If you don’t know your HTML from your CSS, you don’t need to worry about that with WordPress. You will be able to write and edit content, add web pages, create blog posts and respond to comments, add images and much more, all without learning even the most basic coding.
2) Your Website will Look Fantastic
Unlike many ‘build your own website’ or other business website services which offer overpriced, tired templates that look like something from 10 years ago, WordPress can look great. There are thousands upon thousands of different themes that have been pre-designed by professional web developers. You can easily choose from any of these themes to make your website look professional and up to date.
3) No-cost Licensing
WordPress is open source, which means that the code is free to use and improve upon, unlike many other Content Management Systems. While some of our clients do prefer enterprise-level content management systems such as Ektron and Sitefinity, many of our clients place a higher value on the open-source GPL licensing by which WordPress is offered.
4) It Has Great SEO
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is an important aspect of building a website if your site is going to bring any revenue. Everyone wants their site to have every advantage to achieve one of the top 3 results in Google and Bing. WordPress is coded in a manner which is extremely Google friendly, meaning that a website built on WordPress lends an advantage if you also apply some SEO tactics. See our other posts on Optimizing your Website for Search Engines.
5) Highly Customizable
One fantastic part of WordPress is that it has a large number of plug-ins that allow you to customize your website. Essentially, plugins are add-ons that you can choose to include or exclude in the design of your webpages. For example, if you want an email newsletter sign up form, you can simply install a plug-in that will add one for you.
You can even get plugins to guide you through proper SEO when writing your pages or posts. You can select a group of target keywords, and the plugin will help you optimize your written content for those keywords.
WordPress is a high quality CMS which was built by some of the most knowledgeable programmers available. It is highly customizable and is designed to meet a wide array of user’s needs. WordPress has quickly become one of the most used blogging platforms, and for good reason.
If you are in need of a CMS for your business or even personal uses, WordPress definitely warrants serious consideration. Just keep in mind that the most effective websites usually require investment for maximum return and benefit for your business.
Additionally, if you do not have the time to invest in learning your way around WordPress on your own, YourDesignOnline does this day in and day out. We can build your site for you, based on your specifications and business objectives.
Do you use WordPress? Love it or hate it? Let us know in the comments below.