I get this a LOT.
Why WordPress for blogging?
The simple answer is because it’s the best blogging platform out there.
I don’t want to take too much time on this.
Let me quickly give you a few reasons why you should choose WordPress over anything else.
It’s free, simple, straightforward, doesn’t require technical skills and has tons of support. And there are loads of learning materials that can help anyone from novice to professionals to play around it.
It almost has no limitations when it comes to website building.
It is no longer just a blogging platform. It has come a long way from being a blogging platform.
It has grown such that 62% of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the US (Inc. 5000) use WordPress.
You can build any website with WordPress.
– Business websites
– Membership sites
– Job boards
– Rating websites
– Business directory sites
– Auction and coupon sites
– E-commerce sites
– News websites
Literally, you can make any website with WordPress.
It’s highly customizable.
For a standard blog, you just grab a theme, adjust the design, then start blogging. The same applies to a business website or portfolio.
But, if you want to add a membership option or add a quiz or anything else, there is a theme or a plugin available for it.
Yup, you can adapt it to any design or need.
It supports [almost] all media types.
I’ve never come across a media file type that WordPress cannot handle. From common filetypes to obscure ones, it can handle anything you can upload.
You don’t need to be a genius to manage it.
Managing a WordPress website is more comfortable than it sounds.
What are the tasks involved with the website maintenance?
– Running backups.
– Running security checks
– Controlling spam.
– Updating the themes, plugins and the WordPress software.
Other than the last one, which requires little manual work, everything else can be handled with the help of plugins.
It’s also SEO friendly.
WordPress is an SEO first platform. Tags and other features are built into WordPress, and for advanced features, you always have a plugin.
It’s the best blogging software.
Nothing else comes close to it when it comes to the features and tools offered by WordPress. From editing to scheduling and publishing to single author blog to multi-author websites, WordPress remains the leader.
And if all that doesn’t convince you…
Here’s the stat.
Almost 30% of all websites on the Internet use WordPress!
Well, how’s that?
In the next blog, let’s install WordPress.