I want to start with Two Important Stats
WordPress is the most popular content management system that is enjoyed almost 60% of market share
WordPress is a free, open source, simple but yet most powerful content management system. Above data has proved that how powerful it is!
Not only that, there is a lot of reason you should use WordPress as a beginner.
So today, I am going to educate you to why you should use WordPress. Let’s drive deep.
1. WordPress is super SEO friendly
WordPress websites tend to higher in google ranking, because it is super SEO friendly. It is written with high-quality code and semantic markup.
In WordPress, there are a lot of SEO plugins. Seo plugins simplify SEO process for the beginner. With the SEO plugins, you need some click to optimize your website. For a beginner, I recommend starting with Yoast SEO plugin because it is easy to use and beginner friendly.
2. It is open source software that means its absolutely free
With the WordPress, you can create any website without paying any penny for WordPress. Its also open source, that means you can modify your website as you like.
There are a lot of good third party themes and plugins integrated with WordPress that you can use for free.
While WordPress is free, you need a domain and hosting to install it. That’s not free. You need some money to buy a domain and hosting.
For your WordPress identity. you need a domain that’s the name people type in the address bar to access your website.
A hosting where your WordPress is stored. If you don’t store your website, it is invisible to people who want to visit your website.
For hosting, I recommend Bluehost. Because they are the most reputable hosting company in the world. You also get a domain name that’s free.
The important reason you buy Bluehost hosting because you can install WordPress with Bluehost easy way. Just need one click install.
3. WordPress easy to manage
As soon as you install WordPress, you ready to publish content. For design and SEO purposes, you can add a theme and some plugin to look great your website.
After publishing some content, you can add more functionality. There is a lot of non-techie WordPress user like you and me manage their website beautifully.
WordPress has the big community in the web. That’s why you find a lot of resources on the internet about WordPress. After some research, you can make a website like a pro
4. It’s secure and safe
WordPress is the popular CMS in the world. That’s the reason hacker eye on it. But WordPress clever enough to secure their platform. WordPress comes with a lot of security and backup plugins that secure your website. For any reason, if your website gets hacked, you recover your website instantly with a backup plugin. So you should install security and backup plugins on your website. I recommend sucuri for security and Updraftplus for backup. These two are free.
5. You can create any kind of website
A myth about WordPress spread all over the web is WordPress is only for blogging. It was but now it is used for all kind of website. You can create an online store, business, membership, online course website.
Even if you want to add a blog, membership, online store on the same website, you can. It is possible.
6. WordPress has a big number of themes and plugin
As I said earlier, WordPress easy to manage even if you non-techies. You can create any kind of website with help with the plugin. You can design your website whatever you want.. You also can expand your website with the plugin. For example, if you need to capture email from your website, you need an email capture plugin. That’s the way you can capture email. So all control in your hand. You can whatever you want. It is your own property.
7. WordPress is easily integrated with other services
WordPress has a lot of functionality but you can even make it more powerful with third-party services.
The important third-party services you need to use:
Contact Form: Contact form is where your customer contact with you. You must be integrated into this basic service.
Email marketing service: Email Marketing is one of the most important services if you have a business website. You need to capture your customer email that’s why can send your business update, latest news to your customer. You need to integrate Email marketing service with your WordPress website.
There are a lot of important third-party services you need to add but these two must added list.
9. WordPress support all important media type
its accept almost all kind of media. Here is the list
- .doc, .docx
- .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx
- .xls, .xlsx
- .mp4, .m4v (MPEG-4)
- .mov (QuickTime)
- .wmv (Windows Media Video)
- .ogv (Ogg)
- .3gp (3GPP)
- .3g2 (3GPP2
Before uploading any kind of media type you make sure all media is your own. Don’t upload other material
So why you use WordPress? because it’s awesome.
I hope you have got your answer why you need to start with WordPress. If you find this article informative, please share this. what reason do you love most about WordPress? Are you going to start your website with WordPress? Comment below, I’ll answer your question.
Mahmudul Hasan is a serious blogger, online marketer. his goal is to educate people how to build online business, grow traffic, rank in google. he is a CEO of Smart Money Insight. follow him in twitter