Why WordPress ?
Why WordPress ?
As a Developer One of our most common misconception about WordPress is that it is just a blogging platform.
While WordPress started as a blogging tool, it has evolved throughout the years into a powerful website builder and a robust content management system (CMS).
The best part about WordPress is that it’s easy to use and flexible enough to make different types of websites. That’s the main reason why WordPress has grown so much in popularity. According to a recent survey, WordPress powers 32.3% of all websites on the internet.
Due to it’s robust features, many of the top brands use WordPress to power their websites including Time Magazine, Facebook, The New Yorker, Sony, Disney, Target, The New York Times, UBA, and more.
Let’s take a look at why you should use WordPress to make your website.
WordPress is Free
WordPress is a free software. It means you are free to download, install, use and modify it to match your needs. You can use it to create any kind of website.
It has been an open-source project that has existed since 2003. This means that WordPress is developed by a collection of contributors. Open-source projects are usually free, with large communities. Users often participate in this community as beta-testers or simple brand defenders, but there is really no participation requirement if it’s not your style.
WordPress is Easy ! (For Basic Usage)
A large portion of people using WordPress are neither web designers nor programmers. As a matter of fact, most folks start using WordPress without any prior knowledge of designing websites.
For non-tech savvy folks, WordPress is the perfect solution because there are thousands of free website templates (themes) that you can choose from. There is a perfect WordPress theme for just about every kind of website (whether it’s a blog, business site, or an online store).
WordPress themes are easy to customize because a lot of them come with their own options panel allowing you to change colors, upload logo, change the background, create beautiful sliders, and truly customize it to your needs without writing any code at all.
You can also add custom functionality to your WordPress site by using plugins. WordPress plugins are like apps for your website that you can use to add advanced features like analytics, contact forms, membership area, and more.
If you are a Developer you can go behind the hood to add everything you want and doing some amazing things such as Headless with the WP REST API and so much…
It adapts so you can do anything!
WordPress has been developed as a blogging platform, but it has changed dramatically with the different new versions over the years.
In fact, WordPress is advantaged for its blogging roots. This is by far one of the cleanest and fastest ways to write and publish blog articles, and all this is included from the beginning. Some website creation tools first think about design and applications, then the blogging interface comes after a reflection.
This is not the case with WordPress, so you can create a beautiful ecommerce site and know that the blog is an integral part of the development process.
See it in action:
The list is endless, but here is an overview of the types of websites you can do with WordPress:
- Business Websites
- ECOMMERCE SITES
- Evaluation Websites
- Membership sites
- E-Learning modules
- Personal websites for self-promotion
- Job offers sites
- Business Directories
- Questions and answers sites like Quora
- Non-profit websites for collecting donations
- Wikis and knowledge bases
- Media-centered sites like YouTube
- Auction sites and coupons
Obviously, the list is far from exhaustive. The good news with WordPress is that the functionality for things like ecommerce forums and websites is made with simple plugins and themes. So, for example, if I wanted to make an online portfolio for my web design company, I could go with the theme below.
WordPress is SEO Friendly
WordPress is written using standard compliance high-quality code and produces semantic markup. In non-geek terms, this makes Google and other search engines love WordPress.
This is why WordPress sites tend to rank higher than others in search engines.
By design, WordPress is very SEO friendly out of the box. You can also use WordPress SEO plugins to further optimize your website.
WordPress is Safe and Secure
WordPress is developed with security in mind, and it is considered to be a very safe and secure platform to run a website. However, just like the real world, the internet can be an uncertain place.
There are intruders out there who want to get their hands on as many sites as they could. To protect your WordPress site, there are a few simple things that you can do to make it even more secure.
Make 💰💰💰 Faster As a Developer !
As a developer you can gain more time and so more money with wordpress if you can upscale in skills and leanr to master it as a tool.
Originally published at https://orbitturner.com on August 17, 2021.