What is WordPress?
WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS), a platform you can use to build and maintain a website without any knowledge of coding. This software enables you to customize just about every aspect of your site.
What’s the Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?
WordPress.com is a website builder where you can create and host a site for free. It’s simple to use but also limited in what it can do.
WordPress.org is the self-hosted version of WordPress. This is the version you’ll use to run WordPress on your own web hosting account. WordPress software is free to download and use. However, you’ll need to pay for web hosting and a domain name.
Why Should I Build a WordPress Website?
When designing websites that convert, WordPress is my go to CMS. With 40% market share, WordPress is by far the most used Content Management System. Each day, 500 sites are created on WordPress -here are 8 reasons you should power your website with WordPress too:
CREATE ANY TYPE OF WEBSITE WITH WORDPRESS
Yes, you can create a blog with WordPress. And you should (gasp)! Having a blog for your small business can build credibility, boost search engine rankings and increase website traffic. You can also create an amazing business website with WordPress. Did you know that widely recognized brand like Forbes, National Geographic and The New York Times are powered by WordPress? Create you website on WordPress and you’ll be in good company.
I love that I don’t have to choose between creating a blog and a business website with WordPress – I can have both for maximum effect. With WordPress it’s super easy to have a blog running alongside your business website.
WORDPRESS IS USER FRIENDLY
WordPress is a great platform for any level of user from beginner to advance.
I love that a person with no technical knowledge can have a fully functional website in just a matter of days.
WORDPRESS IS SEO FRIENDLY
WordPress is SEO friendly right out the box. Plus, WordPress supports a variety of plugins that allow you to fine-tune every aspect of SEO. Try one my personal favorites today: Yoast SEO.
WORDPRESS IS SECURE
Automattic employs a security team focused on keeping WordPress secure.
EXTEND WORDPRESS FUNCTIONALITY WITH PLUGINS
You can extend the functionality of your site with plugins – many of which are free. Facilitates and encourages extensive customization.
LOTS OF THEMES TO CHOOSE FROM
There is a whole library of different themes to use for your website. Looking for a specific look and feel for your site? No problem.
A WORDPRESS WEBSITE IS FAST
People don’t like to wait so your website needs to load quickly. Luckily, you can set up WordPress to do just that!
You can build a website without spending too much money on web designers or resources. You have all the needed resources online ( easy-to understand tutorials, vids, easy-to-use theme editors, like Lubith, plugins etc.) all the needed feedback, excellent flexibility and administrative power. Great support & community Because WordPress is an open-source CMS, it has encouraged a large community of developers to continually help evolve.