5 Reasons to Become a WordPress User

By Liza John | WordPress

Feb 19

WordPress is perhaps the tool everyone uses for their website. Despite how there are plenty of other choices for hosting a website, many flock to and suggest WordPress. First starting out as a blogging platform, WordPress has evolved into one of the most well-known website platforms today. In fact, at least 20% of all the newest websites were built on the WordPress platform. So why become a WordPress user? This article lists 5 reasons why you should switch to WordPress for all your website and blogging needs.

1) Support

One reason why you should become a WordPress user is because of the community. Seeing as it is one of the most popular blogging platforms today, WordPress has a very large community of bloggers that continue to talk about WordPress. More likely than not, some of them would have the answers to any questions you might have about WordPress. The WordPress forums are likely to have all the answers you would need, allowing you to better maintain your blog or website.

2) Usability

One of the most difficult things about running and hosting a website is that it usually requires extensive knowledge on programming and coding, which can turn off a lot of people. WordPress, however, eliminates that problem. It’s one of the most popular reasons why everyone uses WordPress: it is very easy to use, utilizing a content management system that is user-friendly, allowing even the non-technical-savvy to add content to their website without any problems.

3) Customization

Aside from being so easy to use, WordPress is capable of accommodating a number of themes and plugins for your website, allowing for many options to customize your website with. There are plenty of nice looking themes to choose from, giving your website a nice and clean look. At the same time, there are plenty of plugins to choose from, each with different features that can add to or enhance the overall performance of your blog. Just be wary as having too many plugins will not help your blog go any faster and would in fact, probably serve to make it worse; in this case, having more does not mean being better.

4) Search Engine Optimization

SEO is essentially how your website can rank in search engines, which can be a deciding factor in determining how many people will see your blog when searching. WordPress is great in this regard as it is a rather SEO friendly platform. With plugins that can enhance your website’s SEO, you can be sure that people will come across your site in search engines.

5) Options

The fifth and last reason why you should become a WordPress user is because of the many options you can get. Regardless of whatever your business objectives or budget you have, you can be sure that you will be able to create, design and host a cost-efficient website that people can flock to with WordPress. This is good for those that intend to create a website for business purposes.


About the Author

I’ am a professional Marketing Strategists at AppsOut.com. I spend time hanging out with my husband around metro Detroit or working on mobile apps development at my office. I graduated from Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business in 2006. I love hearing from entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts! Feel free to contact me anytime

vaibhav February 19, 2013

Hey admin!
Reading this post arouses a question in my mind..? Regarding using wordpress..!
Is tagging same keywords again and again helpful in indexing my post on first page of google,..?

Nidhan February 19, 2013

Hi Liza , Your guide about WordPress is pretty straight forward . The fourth point in your article about search engine optimization is going to be one of my favorite . I believe that WordPress is far better than any other blogging platform . In my case , I have been using WordPress for the last two months and first time in my blogging career . The results are pretty good because I am getting organic traffic day in and day out without any hard SEO efforts .

Gagan Masoun February 19, 2013

Liza John I’m reading your articles on daily basis, you’re providing us great knowledge. Have you any Facebook fan page, I wanna follow you there.

Amit Sharm February 19, 2013

WordPress is really great platform for every one especially for new blogger like me nice share

Rinkesh February 19, 2013

I became WordPress user because I hate editing in HTML and it has made my life a lot easier. Now, editing and publishing the article through WordPress saves me a lot of time.

Edgar February 19, 2013

Hi there,

Just recently started using WP and could not be more happier, still learning how to fully customise it to my needs. However before I was using Joomla for blogging well WP is much better, easier and better for seo at least for me

Harsh Agarwal February 19, 2013

Undoubtedly WordPress is one of the best platform out there…and it has it’s own advantages.. Though after training few new users, I realize people who are not so technical always hesitate to start with WordPress.. as Self hosted WordPress requires one to do few technical things, which may be beyond their limit.. but once you get accustomed with….It will get easier..

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