Why You Should Use WordPress?
WordPress is a great script which often does not get the credit and appreciation that it deserves. When people think of WordPress, they think of it as just a simple blogging script like any other. But that is when you get it wrong. WordPress is not any blogging software, it is the BEST blogging software which is FREE. WordPress is simple, and we agree with that statement. But due to its simplicity, it is open to possibilities. We have seen WordPress being used in many ways and by some of the top businesses in the industry. It is a powerful tool with robust features. We have compiled a few reasons why you should use WordPress, in what ways you can use WordPress, and who is using WordPress.
WordPress is an Open Source Software
WordPress is an Open Source software which means it is free! It maybe used on any personal, and/or commercial projects without costing you a single penny.
Why would you want to pay a company, a yearly license fee that does the same job as WordPress with a difficult user interface? Why not just hire one developer if you are willing to spend the cash and pay him/her as you need their service. Many high-end CMS requires “Seat Licenses” which means that you have to pay them per user who will be using it. On the other hand WordPress is free. It does not even require link backs links many other scripts do, but we choose to link back because we appreciate them.
WordPress does not require you to be an expert with computer knowledge in order to incorporate or use it on your website. Now a days, almost all web hosting services offer a one click install from their control panel. With the use of few tutorials online, you can do it yourself. If you want someone experienced to do it for you, we have a group of talented staff waiting here to assist you of installing WordPress and optimizing it for you for free (Free WordPress Setup)
Not just installing, WordPress is really easy to use as well. You don’t have to spend the time and money on training your staff how to use WordPress. WordPress is much simpler to use and there are tons of free tutorials for users to learn, like ones on this site.
You will never have a problem finding the right theme for you. WordPress has a huge free themes collection, and if you don’t find a free theme, then there are tons of low cost premium themes for you. If you are still not satisfied, there are many developers ready to design a custom theme for you. We can even design a custom theme for you if you are interested. Check out our sister company.
WordPress has many open-source plugins that can assist you in making WordPress look however you want it to look. These plugins can make your dreams come true. Installation for most plugins are just as easy as one click from the admin panel.
Standard Web Compliance
WordPress have gone to great lengths to make sure every bit of the generated code is in full compliance with the standards of the W3C. This is important not only for interoperability with today’s browser but also for forward compatibility with the tools of the next generation.
Upgrading from previous versions and other software is a piece of cake. They have added a new feature in their recent release that allows a one click upgrade for all features in WordPress.
WordPress comes built in with very robust tools such as an integrated blacklist and open proxy checker to manage and eliminate comment spam on your blog. There is also a large quantity of plugins that can take this functionality a step further.
Full User Registration
WordPress has a built-in user registration system that (if you choose) can allow people to register and maintain profiles and leave authenticated comments on your blog. You can optionally close comments for non-registered users. There are also plugins that hide posts from lower level users.
Cross Blog Communication and Search Engines
WordPress fully supports both the Trackback and Pingback standards. It notifies search engines and other top blogging services with the use of Ping-o-Matic.
Above are just some of the features and reasons that should convince you to use WordPress. There are a huge resource of plugins and other features that we did not mention in this post. If you have specific questions, feel free to email us.
What ways to use WordPress?
WordPress can be used in many different ways. It is open to possibilities. Our site is not a blog, it is more of a business resource website, and we are running it on WordPress. You can use WordPress as the following:
Content Management System (CMS)
Video Collection Site
Note that above are just some examples that you can use WordPress as. When a creative mind is working with WordPress, then the sky is the limit. To see what other top businesses and people are using it as