WordPress is being recognized as not only a popular blogging tool, but a powerful and free Content Management System (CMS). If you intend to build a new website or redesign your existing one, WordPress should be the first choice.
Here are the main reasons (and more):
WordPress Is an Open Source Application
The developers of WordPress work as per the industry’s standard web programming language. This means that your developer can also work on the code to make any changes as per your requirement. Functionalities/features such as threaded comments, custom posts, one click installation facility (Bluehost, GoDaddy), galleries, revision histories, trash etc. are regularly added by the developers of WordPress.
WordPress Is a Complete Content Management System
Content Management System is a tool which helps you to create or update web pages; i.e. you can add/edit/delete your own content as and when required. You can display content about news, classified ad systems, events, and even products.
WordPress Is Well Established
WordPress was established in 2003 by the company ‘Automattic’ and is used for business or personal work. The team at WordPress continuously launches and works on new technologies, features and securities such as incredible codes, safeguards for open source programming, attacking spam, hosting economical and educational seminars and dealing with security issues earnestly.
Plugins Are Another Powerful Feature
Thousands of Plugins can be installed with a one-click directory (of plugins) and utilized instantly. Through plugins one can add photo galleries, custom forms, membership support, sliders, ecommerce, shopping carts, forums, maps or even spam blockers. If none of these interest you, you can have your own features developed.
WordPress Has Broad Media Support
Different types of media can be controlled and incorporated into WordPress. This can include anything from single-click add images, slideshows, flash, customizing the audio or video player and/or other media.
WordPress Is Search Engine Friendly
It should be easy for any website to attract visitors to it using Google or other search engines by implementing your keyword strategy. One can use the WordPress’ All-in-One-SEO pack. Additionally, social marketers, theme designers and affiliate marketers also use WordPress for their needs. Furthermore, you can use Header Tags and Alt Tags in the CMS and make use of search-engine friendly URL’s and META tags for each page.
WordPress Is Easy to Customize
It is very easy to use and it’s free! Themes which help WordPress sites are built on simple technologies and can be easily installed on Windows or Linux servers and its server software’s are license free.
With WordPress being a free, downloadable software and easy to install on a server, with an easy graphical user interface that requires no knowledge of programming, where custom pages and widgets can be made, where half the coding is done by WordPress and the user only has to opt for the best layouts and play with functions such as click, drag, drop, select or de-select to make an impressive website, where portfolio and photo galleries, shopping carts and community websites can be made and where all adheres to the norms of the internet.