Why You Should Have A WordPress Site
So, you’ve got an awesome business idea and you’ve made the decision you’re going to design and publish your own website. Well, as you most probably know, there are many factors to take into account. The design of the website, the images you’re going to use, the content, the website architecture, the logo designs, the online store – the list goes on. But ultimately, what’s most important when producing a new website is the platform you choose. There’s a variety of website platforms available with an array of diverse features, targeting the entire spectrum of developers from beginners to specialists. You’ll ask for assistance on which platform to use and developers will argue for weeks on end about why one platform is better than the other.
It can certainly be confusing to weigh the pro’s and con’s of each website platform and determine which is best for you. So, to save the time and arguments, the basic answer to this question is ‘WordPress’. The following article will provide five convincing arguments as to why WordPress is the best platform to use, regardless of your website development skills and abilities.
WordPress is easy to use and manage
WordPress is particularly easy to use so you don’t have to be a specialist HTML coder to build a practical and powerful website. The installation process is quick and simple, the tools are intuitive and there’s a built-in updater so you don’t have to stress over not making use of all the newest features. There are inbuilt features for blog publishing, RSS feeds, user management, automated backups, revisions and much more. Once installed, you can start making custom configurations without even writing any code!
WordPress is remarkably SEO-friendly
In the words of Google Engineer Matt Cutts, “WordPress automatically solves a tonne of SEO issues”. SEO is a remarkably important component to any website so having in-built features that seamlessly make your website SEO-friendly is invaluable. WordPress coding is standard compliance, top quality, and produces semantic mark-up which makes your site particularly attractive to search engines. There are also a range of free plugins that you can install which will make your website even more SEO-friendly, but we’ll get onto WordPress’ plugins next.
WordPress is FREE and Open Source
Yes, you read it correctly; WordPress is free to download, install, and use to design any sort of website you like. WordPress is also open source which means that the source code is attainable for anyone to modify, edit and create different themes and plugins with an array of features and publish these to the community. Now, there are in excess of 2,600 WordPress themes and over 3,100 different free plugins available for use. Given that WordPress is a community software, it is maintained by a large group of volunteers who all contribute to the software by writing patches, answering support questions and updating documentation. If you have any questions or concerns about anything WordPress related, there are literally thousands of people ready to help.
WordPress is mobile friendly
Due to the increasing use of mobile devices for internet usage, it’s extremely important that your website is optimised for mobile devices. In fact, one of Google’s latest updates requires websites to be optimised for mobile devices or they’ll be penalised in SEO. Luckily most WordPress themes are designed to be mobile responsive, meaning that regardless of what device your visitors are using, WordPress websites will automatically change the appearance of your website to match. WordPress even lets you to work on both of your mobile website and PC website separately, so you can easily customise both to optimise the user experience.
WordPress is secure
Nowadays, website security is of utmost importance so of course WordPress has high security standards. Virtually one-quarter of websites are built on WordPress so hackers are continuously looking for ways to compromise them. WordPress is well aware of this so has developed a range of security features which prevents any malicious attacks by publishing frequent updates that neutralises these threats. Always remember, it’s also imperative for you to be using a secure device when accessing your WordPress account, so make sure that you use standard security tools on your device and only acquire credible plugins from trusted sources.
As you can see, WordPress has a series of impressive features that simply make it the best website platform on the market. Although there are plenty of other reasons why WordPress is an excellent choice for your website, this article just focuses on five of these: WordPress is very user-friendly, free and open source, significantly SEO compatible, mobile friendly, and secure. What more could you want from a platform to construct a reliable and powerful website? If you have any questions about how you can further optimise your website, reach out to the team at Slingshot Internet Marketing on 1300 477 310 or visit their website: http://www.slingshotinternetmarketing.com