Had you asked this question a couple of years ago, the answer would have been “…because it lets you create a blog.”
That is not exactly wrong.
Six years down the lane, WordPress (WP) is still trying its best to come across as more than just an online, self-publishing platform.
This became clear in May 2003 itself, when WordPress (Version 0.70) came out. By 2016, with version 4.4, WP had transformed into a full-fledged CMS (Content Management System) platform. Soon it started hosting websites of some of the biggest brands in the world.
To this day, WP is anything but a bland publishing system that lets you type on its interface. In fact, there is nothing bland about WP. As a super-friendly, versatile, CMS, WP is now used by over 7.5 million companies, including some of the Fortune 500 companies such as GM, eBay, and Reuters News, to cite just three.
There is a good reason why Samsung, Best Buy, and BBC America rely so totally on WordPress. In this article, let’s take you through some of its win-win features:
With WP’s CMS webmasters and bloggers can edit their content regularly. No HTML editing software, such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver, is required for this job. In case you don’t know what these are, consider yourself lucky☺.
Further, as an open source software that is licensed under the GPLv2, WordPress is absolutely free to use and modify. You can find the package on WordPress.org.
In addition, WordPress runs smoothly on almost any device. You need just a few minutes to set up WordPress, and you are good to go.
Once set, WordPress is also super easy to maintain and manage.
Another plus – by default, if not design, WP is SEO-friendly and has been optimized for mobile.
It comes with a plethora of themes for further customization, which is an absolute hassle-free task on WP. There are so many plugins available through which you can achieve just about any end look, feel and functionality. You can also get your own customized plugins developed through a professional WordPress Plugin Development service like Adaan.
Updated regularly, WordPress makes for an amazing choice for website development, as blogging is in-built and it comes with an easy-to-use, simple interface, not to forget a large, active community base.
A Word of Caution
Although, as a platform, WordPress is SEO-friendly, if you are a first-time user, it’s highly recommended that you take the help of a professional WordPress Website Development service like Adaan, to unlock all these features on your site. In fact, as an expert WordPress Developer, we could even develop customized features for you according to your requirements and specifications.
Undoubtedly, WordPress has come a long way since its launch in 2003. It has every feature to create an amazing website, blog, or even an e-shop for that matter. Its open-source nature makes it a cost-effective alternative even for complex portals.
There is a lot more to learn and understand about WP, which you will do when you get going.
But do you know what’s best about WP?
It’s super easy to get started on and holds endless possibilities, when you are ready to scale up. With a professional WordPress developer like Adaan by your side, you should face no problems getting there.
So, pray what are you waiting for?