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Wondering Why WordPress?

It seems like there are always a few angry voices decrying WordPress. Yes, WordPress sites do have a tendency to get attacked by hackers, but there are a number of security features that you can easily add to your site to avoid trouble. The thing is, if WordPress were actually worse at protecting users than other CMS platforms, people would stop using it.

But they haven’t.

In fact, over 74 million websites worldwide run on WordPress. WordPress accounts for 18.9% of all websites. When you realize that 70% of sites around the world don’t use a CMS at all, that figure is quite astounding. WordPress is the top choice of developers, businesses, and individuals because it remains the best choice in a number of different ways.

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider WordPress for your CMS platform:

  1. Ease of Use

The WordPress interface is incredibly easy to use. Updating your website with new articles, images, and video is as simple as creating a Word document. Even if you’ve never used WordPress before, you could probably take a look at the dashboard and figure out how to create a new post in a matter of minutes. Countless tutorials can be found online to quickly explain how to customize your theme, add widgets, select plugins, and much more.

  1. Customizable

There are thousands of different WordPress themes you can choose from to create a website that is uniquely yours. Depending upon the theme you choose, you can customize the look and feel of your homepage, your online store, and/or your articles with simple point-and-click adjustments. Plus, if you have a particular vision of what you want your website to look like, a developer can use a WordPress theme to build exactly the site you want.

  1. Searchability

WordPress websites have a tendency to do very well in search engines. This is because the code behind WordPress is clean and simple. Search engines have no trouble indexing WordPress sites. And the ability to add keyword tags, descriptions, titles, and other metadata to your content helps your content show up even higher in search results.

Other benefits of WordPress include its scalability, the ability to manage your website from any computer, the ability to add multiple users, and an endless array of plugins. I always recommend WordPress to clients for these reasons and many more.  In fact, I am such a fan of this platform that I regularly attend WordCamps throughout the country and host professional meetups and seminars that are WordPress focused.


About the Author

Director of Development & Design for SCP Marketing. WordPress guru, designer, and spiritualist living the life in sunny California.

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