We’ve often been asked “can I update my website myself”?
Well, with WordPress, the answer is yes!
The Power of WordPress:
WordPress is the most popular blogging tool available, with 74, 652, 825 websites running on good ol’ WordPress? Yep, you read that right. That would be one website per person in Turkey. WordPress is used for more than just blogging. As a content management system, it helps anyone manage the creation and updates to web pages/content on a website.
At last count WordPress powers nearly 1 in 4 sites on the Web – and of all sites that use a CMS, WordPress is the choice more than 60% of the time for business owners. It’s an easy-to-use, extensible, and completely customizable solution that doesn’t require a learning curve the size of the St. Louis Arch.
Many companies are using WordPress from the simplest blogs to huge brand names like Google, eBay, Vogue, BBC America, Forbes, Xerox, Time Magazine, and CNN are taking advantage of the robust features of WordPress. Visit the WordPress showcase to see how other top businesses are using WordPress.
The best part about WordPress is that it’s easy to use and flexible enough for just about anything. That’s the main reason why WordPress has grown so much in popularity.
Here are the top 5 reasons we think you should use WordPress.
WordPress is a free software.
This means you are free to download, install, use and modify it to create any kind of website. Whether if you’re a blogger or launching a new business, this fact is extremely beneficial for you. There are currently 2600+ WordPress themes and 31,000+ plugins available for free. To run WordPress, all you need is a domain and web hosting. Best of all, if your site becomes popular, it will always be free for you to use with no hidden charges. No fees, no gotchas, no nonsense — just freedom.
The learning curve is just right.
You don’t have to be a technical genius to learn WordPress. Creating a new post in WordPress and uploading new images is simplicity in of itself, to the point that real technophobes can use WordPress without feeling intimidated. We always say if you know how to edit a Microsoft Word document, you can update your WordPress website. That is the magic of WordPress!
Match made in SEO Heaven.
Google, Yahoo and Bing can easily index and crawl WordPress’s existing structure (framework). From the start, WordPress uses smart SEO gimmicks such as generating very search-friendly URL structures and features a built-in ping service to notify search engines of your new content, among many others. Even Matt Cutts from Google endorsed WordPress and uses this platform for his own personal blog.
WordPress is Safe and Secure.
WordPress is developed with security in mind, so it is considered quite safe and secure to run any 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.
No longer do you need to send the most basic text changes to your designer or even have your designer add new pages for you. Make the edits yourself whenever you want and save the money you would’ve paid your designer for more important things by adding new pages on your own. Times are tight and managing your own content for your website is a great way to contribute to saving costs.
It is for these reasons and more that Twingenuity Graphics recommends WordPress. If you’d like someone experienced to set up your very own WordPress-based website and/or blog, please contact us – we’d be happy to help!
We hope we were able to answer your questions about why you should use WordPress. The best way to experience the true power of WordPress is to use it yourself. Give it a try, and let us know what you think.