3 Reasons Why You Should Build Your Website With WordPress

3-reasons-why-you-should-build-your-website-with-wordpressIf you didn’t already know, WordPress powers more than a quarter of all the websites on the Internet. There’s a reason why and if you are still on the fence, here’s why you want to use WordPress.

Abundance of Help

Because of its popularity, you can find all sorts of help on WordPress. Free discussion forums, tutorials, virtual assistants, and developers. Plenty of people out there providing help or some sort of service related to WordPress.

If you are the DIY-er, that means you are rarely without guidance. If you prefer to outsource, guess what? There are plenty of people who are familiar with it and can work on it for you. This means you don’t have to train them. That is a bonus.

The last thing you want is to pay someone to learn how to use an obscure software. I’ve been there and done that. It kills your momentum and happily gobbles up your profits.

Beyond that, many popular web hosting companies today support WordPress. The more your host understands your software, the better off you are.

Highly Customizable

Apple used to have an iPhone commercial that said, “There’s an app for that”. Well, with WordPress, the same is true. Just about anything you want to do on your site, there’s a plugin for that.

What this means for you. You rarely need to hire people to create custom solutions for you. Bottom line, you spend less creating that solution and you don’t have to maintain it. That again saves you money in the long run.

Ownership

This is so important. There are many all-in-one services out there. You host with them, use their software. They may even be easier to use. But when you want to migrate after you have outgrown it? Perhaps not so easy.

These services may tell you that your content belongs to you. That may be true, but what they don’t say is, they may not provide the tools to export your content. In short, they try to lock you in. It’s more common than you think.

According to one developer, a client tried to move away from one such service. The site has years of content, both text, and pages. Turns out, the service would only allow her to export textual content, not their images.

Sure, WordPress is not perfect. No system on the planet is. However, it is the right answer for most use cases. That is close to perfect in an imperfect world.

Lynette Chandler

Lynette Chandler

Co-owner at TechBasedMarketing
A marketing loving geek who thrives on finding ways to use tech to grow businesses and boost productivity. Make tech work for you too. Get her 10-Step Guide to Systemize and Automate Your Business so you can grow without wearing yourself out.
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Comments

  1. WordPress is the best platform. Sooooo many tools at your discretion. However, it comes with a learning curve for the new user. I recommend watching YouTube videos. It’s how I learned.

    • Every good thing has a learning curve. I was just telling someone the other day that WordPress is hard if you don’t have a mentor and a good theme. I highly suggest a WP mentor.

  2. WordPress is widely used CMS today and you can create fully functional website
    And one interesting thing that you have shared is
    highly customize-able you can find plugins
    you don’t even have to write a single line of code to add functionality to your website…
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  3. I agree. I’m not very tech savvy, but I don’t need to be. I can always find someone blogging about how to do something in WordPress. It makes it easy to run a blog. I just follow their lead.

  4. Add ‘Ease of Use’ to that list. Pretty simple to figure out the back-end of wordpress. You covered ‘highly customizable’, and it is. With so many plugins that can do just about anything.
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  5. All of my sites based on WordPress platform.

  6. Hello,
    I use wordpress aplications and i think that this is the best solution. WordPress is very easy to use for me. A half year ago, i didnt know anything about wordpress, but today you can call me wordpress master :D. I recommend to try with this application. This is easier than you think.
    Greetings
    Patrick

  7. Helo,

    All my blogs are on WordPrss, and WordPress is not all about free but it is about the ease of access and the freedom that it give.

    WordPress is like RedBull, it gives you wings. 🙂

    Regards,
    Ali

  8. I have used both blogger and wordpress. For a newbie blogger could be the best platform. But for SEO and long term sites, my first choice is wordpress. I’m totally agree with you. Nice share.

  9. I have tried other things in the past. I have tried Blogger and other platforms. And nothing is as flexible as WordPress. What I love about WordPress is that it is continuously evolving and that it is very easy to customize.

  10. I think that WordPress is good in terms of security too. With lots of people contributing to the community, it managed to become the most used content management system on the Internet.
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  11. Worpdpress is the best platform for blogging. Easy for people who does not know coding and easy too for coders who can change everything in it.
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  12. WordPress is fine until your reach the point you want something more bespoke with regards to the actual functionality and features.
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