WordPress 5 Reasons you should use it

While we’re huge fans of WordPress, using the right Content Management System for your website is an important choice to make.  In this article, we’ll go over 5 of our top reasons to choose WordPress over other Content Management Systems.

  1. It’s the Most Popular CMS (Content Management System).

WordPress powers over 30% of the websites on the Internet and has a massive user base which means WordPress developers aren’t going to stop developing on it anytime soon.  Plus, there are more than 50,000 plugins and themes available within the WordPress ecosystem.

  1. It’s Open Source and Customizable.

WordPress is free to use and is completely customizable down to the core infrastructure which makes it a popular choice when designing or developing a new website or application.

  1. Optimized for Search Engines.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all the rage today and making sure your website gets the traffic it deserves from Google and Bing is very important.  WordPress has several plugin’s that will get the job done.  Our favorite is RathMath.  It’s easy to use and configure with detailed insights on your SEO Performance.

  1. Security!

Security threats are always popping up and while no Content Management System is 100% secure, using a system that takes security seriously is vital in protecting your website and brand.  WordPress does an amazing job pushing out security updates on a very regular basis.  In addition, we strongly recommend that you use Two-Factor Authentication and make sure to use a strong secure password.

  1. WordPress is Self-Hosted.

You are in control of your own data.  WordPress websites can be moved to different hosts at any time which means you are not tied to a single hosting provider.  Keep in mind, if you are concerned with your SEO and site performance, make sure to choose a hosting provider that specializes in WordPress hosting.  Search engines will penalize you for slow page loading.

In summary, WordPress has a lot going for it with its massive developer user base and it’s ease of use, choosing WordPress as your next Content Manager is a no-brainer!

About the Author: Daymon Capers

Daymon Capers
Owner of 1stPride Marketing and Digital Media Expert for over 20 years.

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