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Top 10 reasons to use WordPress for your website

WordPress is an open source content management system. In fact, it is the most popular content management system in the world today, responsible for over 50 million websites on the internet.

WordPress has been around for a while now, but for those of you that don’t know too much about it here’s a quick rundown. Created by Matt Mullenweg, it began life as a blogging tool in 2003, and since then has grown into publishing platform used all over the world. While people still use WordPress as a way to publish their blog, more and more individuals, companies, organizations, and government departments are using the WordPress platform to create websites. It has now become a proven and popular system to use for constructing websites, for a variety of good reasons.

WordPress is a also a CMS, which stands for Content Management System. There are a few content management systems floating around the web, such as Drupal and Joomla, but WordPress is by far the most popular. The following is a list of some of the main reasons why you should consider using WordPress to manage your website.

In this article we have summarised the top 10 reasons why using WordPress will benefit your website.

  • CMS – What many small businesses don’t realise is that WordPress is more than just a user friendly tool for blogging. It is also a powerful content management system which you can use to update all sorts of content on your website.
  • Cost Effective – You can use WordPress platform for free. That means that your developer spends less time preparing your website.
  • SEO – WordPress provides excellent support for search engine optimisation (SEO). You can also install extensions (plugins) that will enhance the default search engine compatibility of WordPress.
  • Content – You don’t need to have any technical knowledge to update the content on your website if you use WordPress. Once WordPress is up and running there is a ‘simple text editor’ which allows you to make quick and easy changes.
  • Extensions – Extensions (plugins) can enhance the default features of your website. Your WordPress developer can create a custom plugin (extension) to suit your website needs or choose from a variety of freely available plugins . The most popular plugins are used for contact forms, twitter feeds, newsletter subscription and so on.
  • Integration with your blog – A corporate blog is the key to maintaining relationships with clients. It also improves your relationship with Google and other search engines. If you use WordPress for your blog and your website you won’t experience any integration problems.
  • Popularity – Web developers all over the world recognise the benefits of using WordPress and many of them work exclusively with this platform only. If you find yourself requiring the help of a WordPress expert, you can be rest assured that there are at least 10 of them waiting around the corner ready to assist you.
  • Support – WordPress is supported by a large base of developers. These developers constantly improve the WordPress engine so that you can benefit from the latest technology improvements on the market. Once again, this all is available to you for free.

Although WordPress was designed for blogging, it can be used for business websites as well because it is built on PHP/MySQL. To help make sense of the concept, PHP originally was the acronym for “Personal Home Page,” but now stands for “PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor“. PHP is a processing language that is embedded into HTML and interpreted by a web server. MySQL (Structured Query Language) is a relational database management system that runs as a server. Although PHP and MySQL can be used independently of one another, together than can do what neither can do alone. By combining PHP and MySQL, your website will be able to instantly deliver information online and “instantly” is what the public demands.

WordPress is scalable from small personal blogs to giant, high traffic sites. It’s a universal system that can be modified and changed to each user’s desires.

Last and most important, it is continuously being updated to match with current technology and web development trends. So website built with WordPress, you don’t need to worry about whether it would support different device and platforms or not, there would always be an option to modify your website to match with current ongoing trends or technology.

WordPress is a great platform that is highly expandable and can go anywhere. Consider this next time you plan on building a Web site or design for your company.

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2 Responses to Top 10 reasons to use WordPress for your website
  1. Green Web Solution
    June 21, 2012 at 7:44 am

    thank you for sharing such a informative blog…..

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  2. Definitely great reasons, I can't think of any others that deserve to be in the top 10! Great write-up.

    Reply

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