WordPress is one of the fastest growing and most popular content management system in the World. You would be amazed at how many companies now use WordPress for their website blogs including big brands such as Ebay and Sony Playstation but it is far more than a blogging tool and here are my reasons for choosing WordPress for my clients websites:
1. User Friendly. The back-end user interface of a WordPress site is easy and intuitive to use and allows different user types so my clients only have to see the options they need.
2. Well Supported. There is a huge community of WordPress users out there which means that, more often than not, if you have a problem someone else already has the solution. There are books on WordPress development and plenty of help from knowledgeable and supportive people via their own blogs and tutorials.
3. Flexible. WordPress is no longer just a blogging tool but it has developed into a fully fledged content management system allowing the development of all types of websites from large e-commerce sites to small websites of a few pages. It also integrates beautifully with Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. WordPress provides me with the framework which allows me to concentrate on the
4. SEO Friendly. I use the Genesis Framework to design my WordPress sites because it is built with Semantic HTML 5 code which means it is search engine friendly. I then create a custom theme which is light weight and clean. Using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast, who is an expert in this field, to finely tune the SEO set-up of the site means it has the best chance of appearing in those search engine results.
Every page or post on your WordPress site can contain a unique title, meta description, excerpt, a category or a tag, as well as a clean, search optimised URL string.
5. Secure. There are concerns over the security of WordPress sites but the most common attacks can be avoided by taking some basic precautions such as not having a user name Admin, having a strong password, installing a limit login plugin and having a robust back-up system in place. Developers are constantly updating WordPress include the latest security improvements so keeping your site up dated with the latest release is important.
So there you have it, my reasons for loving WordPress. Here is a infographic demonstrating it’s popularity in 2013.