Building a website is easy these days. We should thank the modern content management system WordPress. Apart from WordPress, there are many cms available in the market but WordPress is the number one choice of website developers.
In this article we will discuss why i recommend making websites in wordpress.
Open Source Platform
As it is a open source platform. It is free to use. You can use it on personal as well as commercial project without spending any penny.
One more advantage of open source platform is that you can customize it according to your choice.
Most Popular CMS
It is the most popular cms in the world. It is used on more than 40% of website in the world. And it has a 64.9% share in the CMS market share.
You can imagine its popularity from the number of websites it powers. Out of billions of websites it powers more than 40% websites in the world.
You can make a different type of websites
You can make different type of websites like blogging websites, business websites, forums, course websites, social media websites, ecommerce websites, directory websites, auction websites, hotel booking and different booking websites, job board, wiki sites, magazine, newspaper etc.
You can create almost every type of websites in the wordpress. That’s why developers love wordpress.
Easy to Learn
Even for the beginner learning wordpress is not a difficult task. Anyone can learn wordpress. It is very easy to learn.
Even if you don’t have any experience of making WordPress websites. You just need to install WordPress on hosting. Then you need to install a good theme and customize few settings in WordPress. Now your WordPress site is live.
Learning WordPress is not a difficult task. You just need to spend few hours on youtube. Then you will be comfortable working in WordPress.
A large Number of Themes and Plugins
WordPress has very large number of themes and plugins available for customizing the wordpress site look and functionality.
Themes: Theme is a template for customizing the look and feel of the websites.
Plugins: Plugins are used for adding more features and functionality in the wordpress.
There are many good themes like GeneratePres, Astra, Kadence etc. available. And many good theme developers like genesis, ThemeForest etc. are available where you can purchase beautiful themes and plugins.
WordPress sites are not hard to maintain. WordPress regularly provides software updates with new features and security patches. So, no worry for outdated software.
- Update CMS to the latest version when it comes out.
- Install a backup plugin to take backup of site.
- Update plugins and themes regularly.
- Manage comments.
These tasks do not take too much time. They are just one click away. And for regular backups you can schedule them. They will run automatically.
WordPress is famous for its SEO functionality. WordPress sites are SEO friendly. You just need to install only one plugin named RankMath for adding SEO functionality.
Its a complete free plugin and you site is fully loaded with SEO functionality.
Very Secure Platform
In todays world nothing is 100% secure. New threads comes very oftern. That’s why wordpress regulary provides security updates and new features to make is secure.
WordPress and other third party companies that deals in wordpress site security regularly monitors the security loopholes and inform the WordPress of the same.
They quickly update the software and provides the patches.
You own your website and Content
WordPress is self hosted CMS. We install this CMS on our web hosting account. If we did not like the service of web hosting. We can switch it any time.
In this way the website and content on it is fully owned by the owner of the site not the webhosting company or wordpress itself.
Best CMS for Blogging
It is the best CMS for blogging, as i mentioned above that 40% of the total websites in the world are built on wordpress. And it caputes more than 64% share in the CMS market due to the feature which are mentioned above like regular updates, themes, plugins etc.
In fact most of the bloggers i know use wordpress for the blogging. And its users growing daily.
If you are about to start a blog or any business website. You should make it in WordPress. I am pretty sure you can make any type of website in it.
But if you need something very different like a dynamic website, user dashboard with custom functionality etc. Then you need to ask the developer for the same.