If you are our regular reader, you know that we write about WordPress because we know that it is powering over 30% total websites in the world and top blogs around the world are using WordPress. Even if there are many choices like Blogger, Typepad, Tumblr, and others, WordPress remains the first choice for any beginner or even expert. So is WordPress right choice, we have our reasons.
Reasons to Build Website Using WordPress
These are some of the reasons because of which we believe in WordPress as number 1 choice for starters.
1. Cost of Ownership is $0
WordPress has been released under GPLv2 or laters which means that you do not have to pay anything to purchase WordPress. It is a free platform which can be downloaded from WordPress.org. It is due to GPL nature, there are so many developers and enthusiast working for WordPress.
2. Easy to Install & Get Updates
WordPress comes with a famous five-minute install process which takes less than 5 minutes if you have your database created and ready to work. Even if you are hosting your website on a Cpanel based hosting then you get Fantastico which gives you One Click Install and it does everything by itself.
WordPress now comes with auto updates which makes sure that you regular patches and even if you are unable to get auto-updated, you can update your WordPress installation in one click from your WordPress dashboard.
3. Full-Text Editing
You can use WordPress to add any content and it comes with a text editor which can be used to write anything. The Text Editor is just like Microsoft Word, in which you can add text, edit the style add images, videos and many more in your content.
You do not get the same functionality in any of the other website platforms.
Since WordPress is released under GPLv2, this made sure that many plugin authors tried making their own plugins and these plugins can transform your barebones WordPress website into anything you want.
With the right plugins, you can transform your WordPress website to a hotel reservation website, a taxi aggregator website and you can even run your own e-commerce website using WooCommerce or any commerce plugin.
5. Growth Potential
Since WordPress is being used by Pro-Bloggers who aim to make money and WordPress is the right platform for that because it does not put any restrictions on you. You are free to do what you want with your website.
This is the reason why many bloggers chose WordPress over other blogging platforms.
6. Visually Appealing Themes
Do you know, just like the themes you can design your WordPress blog to be different than any other particular blog or website on the planet? There are many good themes from very good authors which can do the magic just by installing a theme.
You are also free to choose which theme you want to install on your website.
7. Visitor Interaction with Comments
Most of the bloggers allow comments on their blogs which allows the author of the blog to interact with visitors. Sometimes visitors are more knowledgeable than the author himself and correct him/her on their mistakes.
This interaction usually encourages interactivity with your target niche and in the long run help, you build a good website with authority.
8. Multi-Author Website
Without the usage of plugins, you can make your WordPress website a multi-author website where you can add users and their roles.
These authors can manage different tasks of the website according to the roles assigned and you can even take this further by using membership type plugins.
As soon as you change your WordPress theme, you try to ask the author of the theme to give you support. If the WordPress theme that you chose is free, then you try to ask the question in WordPress repository.
There are thousands of users using same WordPress theme or plugin and any of them must have encountered the same problem and so you will surely find support.
10. Start any time
Last but not the least, WordPress is so easy to use you can literally start building your blog today and will not regret starting your own WordPress website.
WordPress is very easy to use and I am using it since 2006. Since then, there have been multiple changes and WordPress now comes with a simple sidebar in the admin panel which categorizes everything so that the workflow is smooth.
This smooth workflow makes it simple and sweet, and this is why many have been tempted to switch from Blogger to WordPress or any other blogging software. I have used both in past and would not want to go on Blogger anymore and would love to stay with WordPress.