Here are just a few of my “Why WordPress” reasons…
WordPress is Free (and Open Source)
One of biggest selling points is that it’s free! If you want more advanced features, there are themes, plugins, and other tools to add in, with free and low-cost options.
Why WordPress is free is because it’s an open-source project. Using an open-source CMS (Content Management System) that’s been around as long as WordPress (launched in 2003) comes with tremendous benefits. Frequently updated, easy to customize, and extensively tested – what more could you ask for? And…and there’s a huge community for awesome support.
It’s Very User Friendly!
Learning something new is often quite intimidating, and if you’re creating your first website, you probably won’t have experience with content management systems. Even if you’ve never done anything like this, rest assured it’s easy to get started with WordPress. It is simple to understand and navigate on the inside (admin area), from writing content to installing themes and plugins. (Visit the site here.)
Mighty Power, Highly Versatile, and Incredibly Flexible
This is the main reason WordPress is my platform of choice. Out of the box, it works like a charm, but there are so countless ways to increase its capabilities. We’re talking things like themes and plugins. Whatever functions you need your website to include, consider it handled! There are thousands of easy-to-find solutions available, many of which are free – over 50,000 of them.
I will cover themes and plugins in upcoming posts, so stay tuned for those. There is so much to talk about! In case you’re wondering though, I use the Divi theme 99% of the time I build a new site for my clients. I only use a different one if the client has a strong preference for another.
WordPress Security Features
This CMS platform is built with security in mind and updates are published on a regular basis to address any vulnerabilities, not to mention give us cool new bells and whistles.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask me! I specialize in WordPress websites, large and small.