There are many benefits of using WordPress, but we will look at a few in detail here. WordPress has been around for a while. More than 15 years, to be exact. Originally developed as a blogging platform, it has changed the website world completely. No longer do you need to be a coder or graphic designer to have a beautiful web site with bells and whistles. WordPress is now known as the most popular content management systems, enabling you to create a web site from scratch in minutes.
WordPress has made it a breeze to give your business an instant web presence. You almost have no excuse not to do it yourself. WordPress is putting web design shops out of business the world over. Below, we highlight just some of the many reasons you should turn to WordPress for your website needs.
1. It Is Free!
The first and the best reason, WORDPRESS is FREE! It is an open-source platform, with a large community of contributors. Simply go to WordPress.org and download it.
2. Ease Of Use
Compared to other content management systems, WordPress has a simple interface and navigation system that makes it easy to add pages, content widgets, plug-ins or change the appearance of your site.
3. Easy To Install
WordPress is super easy to install. Download it from WordPress.org, upload it to your web hosting, set it up via the admin utility, and voila! Many web hosting companies such as GoDaddy.com make it even easier than that. They offer it as an “app” which you can install from within your web hosting control panel.
4. Easy To Style and Beautify
WordPress allows you to easily apply a “theme” from within the admin dashboard. WordPress themes are basically templates consisting of web graphics, cascading style sheets (CSS) and web code which turn your simple WordPress blog into a corporate web site (or creative portfolio, etc) with the click of a few buttons. WordPress comes with two or three themes pre-installed, but if you want to give your site a unique look, you may want to peruse our Excellent WordPress Themes. This is one of the primary benefits of using WordPress as a platform for your site.
Another benefit of using WordPress is that it allows you to install a multitude of plug-ins. Plug-ins are basically mini-apps that add to the functionality of your site. Some examples are Contact Forms, Image Carousels or Sliders, E-Commerce, payment processing widgets, SEO (search engine optimization) tools, Google analytics tags, etc. There are literally thousands of WordPress plug-ins available, directly from the admin dashboard. They typically take two clicks to install and activate. Did we mention it is easy?
6. Content Management
In addition to the five benefits above, our WordPress themes have additional features that make it easy to add and remove content widgets. We also allow you to install all the demo content from the previews of our themes, thus skipping some of the manual steps involved in making your site look like the one in our demo. You can then simply remove some of the non-relevant pages and content blocks.