Each and every website I build is on the WordPress Content Management System (CMS). I am a strong advocate of WordPress because it allows me to build fast, reliable, and SEO-optimized websites. Let’s dive deeper into five of the greatest benefits of WordPress.
1. IT’S OPEN SOURCE
WordPress is open source, meaning the source code of the software is available for anyone to study, modify and play with. When you invest in an open source website, it’s 100% yours along with its files and data. Believe it or not, this is not the case with many other website platforms on the market today.
2. IT’S EASY TO USE AND LEARN
Since WordPress is a breeze to use and learn, millions of people across the world trust it for all of their content management needs. I’ll create built-in video tutorials right on your website dashboard so that you can quickly and easily learn how to use WordPress to add new pages and content. My tutorials will serve as a valuable learning tool that you can reference whenever you’d like.
3. IT’S THE MOST POPULAR CMS IN THE WORLD
WordPress has a massive 50-60% of the global CMS market share, making it the most popular CMS by a long shot. Expanding out from that, currently 32% of the entire internet is run on WordPress. Well-known publications such as the New York Observer, New York Post, TED, Thought Catalog, Williams, USA Today, CNN, Fortune.com, TIME.com, National Post, Spotify, TechCrunch, CBS Local, and NBC all use WordPress.
You may be surprised to learn that WordPress powers 14.7% of top 100 websites in the world and 17 posts are published every second on WordPress sites in various countries.
4. IT’S SEARCH ENGINE FRIENDLY
WordPress is written using standard compliance, high quality code and produces semantic markup. Therefore, websites built in this type of CMS are very attractive to search engines. I make websites even more SEO friendly by installing a plugin that will allow you to fine tune the SEO of each page of your website with ease. On top of that, I also provide video tutorials on how to use this tool!
5. IT’S HIGHLY CUSTOMIZABLE
WordPress is ideal for all types of websites because it’s highly customizable. Its flexible framework allows web designers and developers like myself to easily create and change a variety of layouts and applications. Whether you’re a law firm that would like users to schedule a free consultation or a clothing boutique whose goal is to encourage users to make online purchases, or ANY other possible scenario, WordPress has you covered.
There you have it, five of the top reasons I love WordPress and will continue to use it to build clean, organized websites that can help businesses like yours meet or even exceed goals.