In case you haven’t noticed, I simply love using WordPress for clients web sites. The reasons why are numerous. In case you’re still not sure, here are my top ten reasons why you should, too.
- It’s very search engine friendly. This is the number one reason you should be using it. Search engines love to crawl clean, well structured content. WordPress makes that easy.
- It’s easy to manage. Other than the initial learning curve, adding and changing content does not require an understanding of html. It doesn’t hurt either, if you have html skills you can do even more with a great content framework.
- The plug-ins. There are thousands of useful tools to make a great platform even better. From customized login screens to double opt-in email list managers, WordPress has it all.
- Themes, themes and more themes. Whatever your taste if you do not have design skills, you are almost certain to find a template design that suits your tastes and needs. From there you can add your custom logo and if your really good with design, modify the theme to suit your own tastes.
- It’s a complete and robust CMS (content management system) You decide what information you want on what pages and place them accordingly on your site. You have complete control over your message.
- Everyone else and their mother is using it. It’s one of those things that if you wait to see what happens, you will be left in the dust.
- It’s robust enough with the right plug-ins and configuration to run some of the top read websites on the net. I do believe TechCrunch and Mashable both run on WordPress MU(multi-user)
- You can have a site up and running in minutes, you can move to a totally new domain and never have to worry about breaking links. Just 2 lines of database code set-up the entire sites link structure.
- It does not take a degree in computer science to use, and if you do happen to have a degree in computer science you can make it that much more cool.
- Because I say so. Since I tend to know what the heck I am talking about, you should trust in this fact and succumb to the geekness.
That pretty much sums it up. If you need further convincing, read this article again. Maybe you just have too much money on your hands and can afford a $25K custom site that does what WordPress already does out of the box. In that case more power to you, you’re gonna need it.