WordPress has been around 10+ year & is the most popular blogging software in the market. In Resent few years WordPress has also become the CMS (content management system) for non-blogging websites. WordPress initially started with only a blogging platform but nowadays as the community growing tremendously it has started serving variety of sites including Magazines, E-commerce, News portals, corporate business sites & even some banks website.
There are many reasons behind why it is happening in WordPress. Why People started using WordPress for business? Here are top 15 reasons why WordPress is becoming so popular & also why you too might want to consider switching to a most popular platform WordPress for your company website.
Let’s look out in detail
1.It’s easy to use
It’s very easy & simple to use. If you know how to use Word then you know how to use WordPress. In WordPess it’s too easy to add or edit your own content anytime you want. Adding new pages, Menu’s, blog posts, media files like images and many more on a regular basis is a breeze. Because the technology behind WordPress is so simple hence time spent on formatting & managing is greatly reduced. In WorPress to make changes in the website no HTML, CSS coding knowledge is necessary.
2. You Can Manage Your WordPRess Website from any Computer
WordPress is browser-based so you can login to it from any internet connected computer & manage your site.
3. WordPress Popularity
From the complete registered domain 22% registered domains are having WordPress Running. Another Fact is that throughout the Content Management System World WordPress serve 65%.
4. Open Source
WordPress is open source released under GPL license with some basic plugins and themes. Therefore a developer can easily see & understand the code written behind by other WordPress developers which may help in understanding the proper usage of WordPress functions.
5. Best Documentation (Codex)
WordPress community made it very easy to learn the coding & development work on WordPress CMS. It had manage very well written documentation so just go through the official documentation & tutorials published under Codex.
6. No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required
As WordPress is a self-contained system so there is no need of HTML editing software. It’s very easy to create a new pages or blog posts, format text, upload images, upload documents, video files, image galleries, etc. all without the need of additional HTML or FTP software.
7. Freelancing Platforms
As WordPress is so popular & huge user count so same way there are many who are in search of WordPress professional to enhance their websites & it’s functionality. There for it’s a very good freelancer to get more work in same domain. Actually there freelancer websites like Upwork.com, Freelancer.com, PeoplePerHour.com etc. where many work related to WordPress are listed.
8. Search Engines Love WordPress Sites
The code written behind WordPress is very clean & simple that’s why it’s easy for search engines to read and index a website’s content. In wordpress it’s very easy to manage search engine related data that is META DATA for each page, post, and image. You can manage search engine related meta data like keyword, Titles, Descriptions for pages, posts & images very effectively by using some best available pluign (Yoast, All in one SEO etc.).You can also use the inbuilt facility of tags to further enhance your search engine optimization efforts.
As per search engine algorithm it’s good practice to include targeted keywords in the website URL and this is easy to do with WordPress.
9. The Design of Your Website is 100% Customizable
WordPress work as the engine for your website. The look & feel of the site can be 100% customized from the back end of WordPress so your brand can shine through on your site & provide a unique experience to your visitors.
10. Extend the Functionality of Your Site with Plugins
WordPress repository has 18,000+ free & pro plugin to extend the WordPress functionality. Day by day it’s increasing as more and more people are connecting to WordPress. So using these plugin you can too enhance the functionality of your website as per the need.
11. A Blog is Built-in and Ready to Go
As WordPress was originally created for a blogging, the blogging capabilities are available built-in & are easy to integrate. Setting up commenting capabilities, and automatically adding the most recent blog posts to other pages of the site (for example: your home page) are also very easy to set-up, which help to extend your company’s reach and make your site more dynamic & interactive.
12. You Have Control of Your Site
I early mentioned that WordPress work like a engine for your website so there is no need to wait for making simple updates to your site. You have full control of nearly every aspect of your site with WordPress platform.
13. Your Site Can Grow as Your Business Grows
WordPress sites are very scalable. As per the need of your business you can have hundreds of thousands of pages or blog posts on your site still the performance of the site will not be compromised in the least. It’s actually improve if you manage those proper. So indirectly WordPress for business is the best choice.
14. Community Support
WordPress is a well-developed & maintained community so the kind of help & support you get from WordPress community is just awesome. WordPress.org forums where just spend some time on & experience the help and guidance you get from registered plugin authors and even normal WordPress users.
15. Promising Future
WordPress is growing every year with more than 30% and I think it will continue for the next coming 4 – 5 years. It is having a good future just because of its user friendliness & power of plugins and themes.
16. Millions of Dollars
If you know enough about WordPress theme development & WordPress plugin development then you can earn handsome money by developing themes & plugins. Many people had earned millions of dollars by just developing WordPress Themes & plugins.
Ex: Authors of some famous themes like Avada, Enfold, Thesis, etc. And Authors of some famous plugins like WPML, Yoast SEO Premium, etc.
17. Social media and sharing compatible
With WordPress it very easy to take advantage of social media which is most important in this days for business. Some social media like Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Google+, etc. can be fully and easily integrated with WordPress.
18. Easy Integrate with other systems
WordPress is very flexible to integrate with other system like payment gateways, email newsletter or online scheduler.
19. Easy to interact
WordPress provide option to allow your visitors to leave comments easily. This interaction not only makes your website more popular among search engines but it also gives visitors a reason to come back and visit.
20. Built in RSS feeds
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds helps to improve SEO of your website by sending your content to a feed directory with a good link coming back. RSS feeds help you to get & maintain followers to your posts and this in turn looks good to Google.
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