WordPress websites first became available in 2003 and they have advanced in functionality, security and are more robust to be the go to platform for most website developers and bloggers. At Turn The Page we work with a number of platforms and find WordPress to be extremely flexible and cost effective.We have put together a list of our top ten reasons WordPress should always be an option you consider for your website.
1. Easy to Use
WordPress provides an effective and efficient admin panel that allows simple interaction for any user to make basic changes like adding/changing content to the website without is very easy to use and has an intuitive interface. Adding new pages, blog posts, images, etc. on a regular basis is a breeze and can be done quickly. Because the technology is so simple, time spent on formatting is greatly reduced.
2. In The Cloud
WordPress is browser-based. You can login from any Internet connected computer and manage your site.
3. No Code Required
WordPress is a self-contained system and does not require HTML editing software (such as Adobe Contribute or Dreamweaver) and WordPress does not require PHP nor HTML knowledge unlinke Drupal, Joomla or Typo3. You can create a new page or blog post, format text, upload images (and edit them), upload documents, video files, image galleries, etc. all without the need for additional HTML or FTP software.
4. Great for SEO
The code behind WordPress is very clean and simple, making it easy for search engines to read and index a site’s content. In addition, each page, post, and image can have its own meta tag keywords, description, and title, and be optimized for specific keywords, allowing for very precise search engine optimization. You can also use tags to further enhance your search engine optimization efforts.
5. Control and Ownership of your Website
No more waiting for your web designer to make simple updates to your site. With WordPress, you have control of nearly every aspect of your site and can easily make those simple updates yourself.
6. Complete customization for Designs
WordPress acts as the engine for your website. The look and feel of the site can be 100% customized so your brand can shine through on your site and provide a unique experience to your visitors.
7. Your Blog is included in the website
Since WordPress was originally created as a blogging platform, blogging capabilities are built-in and are easy to integrate, if desired. Setting up RSS / email subscriptions to your blog, commenting capabilities, and automatically adding the most recent blog posts to other pages of the site (your home page, for example) are also very simple to set-up, and help to extend your company’s reach and make your site more dynamic and interactive.
8. Inexpensive Additional Functionality
Want to add an event calendar, video gallery, Twitter Feed, Facebook Fan Box, and more to your site? WordPress makes this possible with plugins, most of which are free or very reasonably priced.
9. WordPress Scales Easily
WordPress sites are very scalable. You can have hundreds of thousands of pages or blog posts on your site and the performance of the site will not be compromised in the least.
10. Multiple User Access
As an administrator of a WordPress site, you can set-up multiple users for the website and assign access levels and capabilities to each user.