Since its inception in 2003, WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms. Wait!! Not only bloggers use it, over the last few years, it has also become the favorite content management system that is supported by lots of designers and developers across the globe. Need a feature rich website as well as want to add new pages or contents easily? Don’t want to pay for a developer every time for adding new blog or article? Then, WordPress is the best solution.
If you are still confused and thinking about getting your website developed using WordPress, take a look at top 20 advantages of using WordPress for your website.
- It is an open source
WordPress is an open source platform which means its source code is openly shared and you can customize it according to your business need.
- Free and easy to use
WordPress is freely available to use. You need not worry about license or any registration charges for using it. It is very easy to use for not only the developers but also for people who have little or no technical knowledge. It has an intuitive interface which lets you create amazing website and blogs and articles very quickly and easily.
- Cost effective
No need to hire designer or developer to make basic changes to your blogs or to add new blog post. So you do not have to spend every time when you need to update the content of your website. Hence, WordPress is more cost-effective as compared to other platforms.
- Extend features and functionality – with Plugins
You can extend functionality of website with over thousands of WordPress plugins. You can add Twitter feed, event calendar, photo slideshow and more with the help of plugins, most of which are freely available or very reasonably priced.
- Used by some of the popular ones
From popular companies like TechCrunch, eBay, music icons such as sony music, Jay-Z, to topnotch publications such as CNN, WordPress has use for website design and development. Therefore, it’s not best enough just because it is free. It has everything you need to build a strong and beautiful website.
- Seamless integration with social media
One of the best features of WordPress is it provides seamless integration with social media. It will automatically send new posts to your Twitter, Facebook and other social account so that your readers get fresh content.
- Search Engine loves WordPress
WordPress is developed with high quality code, which makes it easy for search engines to find and index a site’s content. You can get your site ranking very quickly compared to other sites.
- Easy to customize
Another benefit if you opt to develop website with WordPress is its easy customization. You can change the look and feel of your site totally to provide an unbelievable experience to users.
- Support multiple users
If your organization has several people who need to add content to your website, WordPress provides you with a feature to create multiple accounts and assign individual account to each user with certain rights to controlling and managing the WordPress site.
- Built-in Blog
Since WordPress originally developed as blogging platform, blogging feature is built-in and is easily integrated, if needed. You can easily add the most recent blog posts or articles to other pages of your site, which helps you to extend your reach to visitors.
- SEO friendly
WordPress is optimized for SEO. There is no excessive HTML coding and this will help you in getting your site in front of search engines like Google, Yahoo and others.
WordPress comes with the hundreds of themes with new additional features. You can choose from numbers of custom themes that are available to make your site more attractive. It allows you to change your design quickly without spending much for themes.
- Changes made in Website from anywhere
It is not mandatory to use the same computer if you want to make changes. WordPress is internet based and allows you to login from any computer from any part of the world to make changes to your website.
Most of the people use mobile device (mostly Smartphone) to visit website. So it becomes more important to have a website that is mobile-friendly. WordPress allows you to create mobile-friendly as well responsive website just with a click.
- Responsive nature
With WordPress, you automatically get an advantage of responsive website without the need to develop separately for different devices.
- Secured site
One of the myths against WordPress designing and development is vulnerabilities. However, with help of good designer and developer, you can fortify your WordPress site’s security and make it hack-proof.
- Incredible Community Support
If you get stuck somewhere, hundreds of designers and developers are there to help you out. How? Answer is easy – WordPress is engaged with people around the globe and hence supported by a large community.
- Free upgrading
Unlike other traditional website software, you will not get charged to upgrade WordPress. With WordPress, upgrading to the latest version is so easy and of course, it is absolutely free. There are no hidden or extra charges you have to pay.
- Get new updates frequently
Developers of WordPress community are so active and provide new updates for the services and features at frequent intervals. You will get notified immediately via your admin panel.
- Speed of Website
Some sites are too slow to load and will annoy the customers at the level when they think click back and never to return is better than staying at site. But, with WordPress the issue website’s slow load speed has been solved. In case, if your site takes too much time to load, you can improve that using different ways such as use of CDN or integrating plugin that boost your site’s loading speed.
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