WordPress – Top Ten Reasons to Use It

1. Free WordPress Themes

Thanks to the efforts of many avid developers there is a WordPress theme that’s perfect for what you want and it’s free. As a result, even a startup business can now afford a website.

There are thousands of WordPress themes that are free and thousands that have upgraded features in a paid version. A simple Google search is a good place to start. If you already have a basic WordPress theme installed you can use the theme search feature to find other themes too.

2. Plugins to Upgrade Your Website

Add forms, sliders, and SEO functions just by adding plugins. No need to learn a different programming language. Most plugins are so easy to use that it takes only minutes to learn how to use them. Free plugins can easily be found by doing a Google search or just use the built-in plugin search feature on your WordPress theme.

3. Self-design or Hire a WordPress Designer

Most people do hire a web designer to build their websites. However, with WordPress, you can design it yourself if you have enough confidence in using it. Some businesses will hire someone to develop the website then they will take care of any small updates themselves.

Thanks to the efforts of many avid developers there is a theme that’s perfect for what you want and it’s free. As a result, even a startup business can now afford a website.

There are thousands of WordPress themes that are free and thousands that have upgraded features in a paid version. A simple Google search is a good place to start. If you already have a basic theme installed you can use the WordPress theme search feature to find other themes too.

4. It’s Completely Customizable

You have complete control over the look and feel of your website. Change the images, colors, fonts, font sizes, and more. Add sliders, forms, header images easily. The ability to make your website shine above your competition is up to what you can imagine or request from your web developer.

5. Search Engine Optimize (SEO) Ready

As you customize your WordPress website it’s easy to set up your SEO on each page. In fact, there are plug-ins that can help you perfectly optimize your website. We have had great success using Yoast SEO. It comes in a free and a paid version, as a result, anyone can afford it.

6. Responsive Web Themes

The themes that are available today are responsive or what some call mobile-friendly or mobile-ready, Years ago you could have a website that wasn’t mobile-friendly. However, those days are long gone. All websites in this era must be mobile responsive. In fact, if your website isn’t responsive it will hurt your ranking on search engines. Most importantly, your customers are using mobile devices more than ever. Consequently, their web experience will be significantly affected (not in a good way).

7. Easy to Use

You don’t have to be a computer geek to create a website. It’s extremely easy to use so no special training or special knowledge is necessary. In other words, anyone can create a website using WordPress. Anyone can add text to their WordPress website. It’s easy to add regular text, images, pages, blog posts, and headers. Align your text, make it bold, change the color with the touch of a button.

8. Update From Anywhere

Everything that you need to update your website is online with your website. In other words, your web page files are ready to be edited anywhere you are. Just log in and edit.

9. Site Security

Most web designers & developers understand how to develop a website however many don’t understand the ins & outs of web site security. On the other hand, using WordPress, security is easy. There are many security plug-ins available for use. Subsequently, your website can be virtually hackproof.

10. No Other CMS is as Popular

WordPress is used by many of the largest companies in the world. Joining the crowd is sometimes a good thing. If you don’t want to take our word for it take theirs: Here are 10 wildly popular websites that are powered by WordPress: Ups, Etsy, Zillow, Fortune, Yelp and more.

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