WordPress has become a very popular website tool for organizations and individuals due to its user-friendly features, cost (it’s FREE!) and ease of implementation including SEO. It has become a benefit to small, large or new organizations as they get their feet wet on the Internet. Here are few reasons why WordPress is better than all of its rivals:
Reason #1 – Availability and Price
WordPress is FREE. You can download WordPress directly from www.wordpress.org or hosting companies that use a control panel type system will allow for a one-click install of the software at no additional charge. Finding a hosting company that is WordPress friendly is easy and affordable (starting at as little as $3/month in our quick research). You don’t pay extra to use the software on your site once installed.
A few other platforms require users to pay on month to month basis such as Squarespace. Starting at $8.00/month for Individuals (if paid annually), Squarespace out of the box seems like an affordable solution but it has limits in regards to customization and added features. Wix is another month to month option starting at $4.00/month but it displays Wix ads and other content on the site. Premium features and apps may also have an additional cost.
Reason #2 – Do It Yourself
Technical experience is not necessary with WordPress; it’s intuitive and easy to get a simple site set up quickly. It’s easy to paste text from a document such as Microsoft Word into your site allowing for customization of font size and colors, text alignment and more just as if you were using the Microsoft Word editor. Add pages, blog posts and pictures with the click of a few keys and a couple buttons.
There are a huge number of free and paid WordPress plugins which you can use on your site to include new elements. Going from straightforward social sharing plugins to robust membership site plugins, you can make any sort of website you can envision. WordPress also has many great free and paid themes available to use on your website.
Reason #3 – Works with ANY type of Website Industry
In addition to serving the requirements of a blogger or a business professional, WordPress is also a perfect solution for any industry including travel and hospitality, reviews, information, photo gallery websites and so on. Since WordPress is extremely customizeable, there really is no limit to what type of website one can build using it. With hundreds of free templates and themes, as well as hundreds of free plugins, it’s never been easier to build a custom website using WordPress.
WordPress developers build websites with W3C acceptable structure, spamming assurance, Search Engine Optimization with unequaled user experience. They surpass expectations in dealing with WordPress necessities such as blog creation, custom module/plugin, theme customization, and, etc. Moreover, it is a simple one click installation through the web hosting providers without any difficulty.
One can highlight business through advertisement and publicity, track the navigation rates through Social networking plugin and other similar features. Website owners do not need to rely on web designers to upgrade or edit content of the site. WordPress’s dashboard is simpler and intuitive for a non-tech individual to include/alter or delete a page.
Reason #4 – Responsive and Mobile-Friendly
Responsive devices such as smartphones and tablets have taken the place of desktops and laptops. Individuals on the go need to use mobile devices for their essential demands. Thus, it is necessary for any blog or a website to be responsive for mobile devices. Upon installation, a WordPress website’s default theme is responsive making it mobile-friendly. Additionally, free themes and paid themes are almost exclusively designed to be HTML5 ready for responsiveness.
Not Yet Convinced?
WordPress is surrounded by a large community of developers and users willing and able to help when necessary. It has grabbed the status as the go-to publishing software on the web attributed to its flexibility and scalability with plugins, widgets, responsive themes and more.
WordPress is a robust platform with a lot of choices. It can be used by a beginner level users as well as advanced level users. It can be used to build a personal blog or a highly professional website. Today, WordPress web development has gained in global acceptance among developers and users alike. Though WordPress has a recent history, it has remarkable and surprising statistics with ample usage across the globe for all the industries.
If you are interested in taking WordPress for a test drive or would like more information about Flying Orange’s custom designed WordPress themes, please contact us for more information.