If you're wondering why you should use WordPress over hundreds of other CMS platforms to build & run your website then this article will answer all your questions.
There could be several reasons to use WordPress for your website but according to my knowledge and experience I found the top 11 reasons and once you go through all of them you will have a clear understanding of why you should use WordPress.
Introduction of WordPress
WordPress is a free open-source content management system (CMS) that is used for creating websites, blogs, and e-commerce sites. With WordPress, you can build valuable online businesses that will help you to create passive or full income streams from the internet. It is a simple-to-use CMS that allows you to add your content in the form of posts and pages. It also has tons of plugins that you can use to make your website more useful for your visitors.
1. WordPress is Free and Opensource Content Management System
There are so many reasons to use WordPress to build your website but according to me, the first and most important reason you should use WordPress is it costs zero dollars as it's absolutely free to use for everyone.
Usually free means low in quality but in this case, I would proudly say that even the best-paid website building platforms in this world cannot defeat WordPress in terms of quality and capability of creating custom-crafted high converting modern websites.
And the best part about WordPress is that it's an open-source platform which means anyone can update, enhance or contribute to making it better, therefore, WordPress is a platform that is growing in its capability every single moment.
There are thousands of people across the world who are contributing to this platform every single day to improve and enhance it so that people like you and I can take advantage of it to build better websites for our businesses.
2. WordPress is Easy to Learn Because There are Thousands of Free Resources Available on The Internet
Whether you want to build your business website using WordPress or you want to develop your career around WordPress there are countless free resources available across the internet to help you learn basic to advanced stuff related to WordPress.
If you love reading text-based content then you can easily find so many great websites and blogs that teach WordPress-related stuff.
Just to name a few:
Or if you prefer video content moreover the text-based content then there are so many great YouTube channels that create super helpful content around WordPress.
3. WordPress Repository Has A Huge Number of Ready Themes Dedicated to Every Industry
If you ask me about WordPress Themes then I can tell you that there are thousands of themes available dedicated to almost every industry to build your perfect business website.
Therefore if you want to build your business website without investing a lot of money then you don't need to hire an expensive agency or developer as you just need to find a better theme from the WordPress Themes Repository that fits your needs, and you are good to go.
Apart from the WordPress Repository, there are so many reputed individual companies like MOJO Marketplace, ThemeForest, and Elegant Themes that create modern themes for different industries thus if you are ready to invest a few bucks then you would find better high-quality themes for your website.
Here are a few themes I personally like:
Also if you are a little advanced WordPress user then you can create your own theme without touching a single line of code just using the advanced Theme & Page builders like Elementor, Oxygen, Beaver Builder, Divi Builder, or WP Bakery.
4. WordPress Has Evergrowing Repository of Plugins To Add New Functionalities on Your Website
When you would build a website for your business then you will understand that there are various features you are going to need to fulfill a particular need of your business which might require you to hire an expensive developer normally.
But if your website is on WordPress then you don't need to stress about hiring an expensive developer to create the custom feature for you to accomplish your business goals, instead, you just need to find the right plugin and it will alone enough to add the feature you need.
And the best part is that you can find multiple thousands of great free plugins on the WordPress repository alone dedicated to adding features related to almost every single industry out there.
Also if you couldn't find a plugin that fits your need then you also can head over to the most trusted market places like CodeCanyon or Mojo Marketplace to find the plugin you need just by investing a few bucks which would cost you a lot less money as compared to hiring a developer.
5. WordPress is Easy to Customize So You Can Create Almost Any Type of Website
Personally, I haven't tried so many CMS platforms out there so whatever I am going to claim might be possible with other CMS platforms as well but I know WordPress very well and I have been using it for more than 5 years now.
And we have created multiple various types of websites for so many SMBs out there, also I personally have tested so many different things on WordPress, therefore, I can confidently say that WordPress is really a very easy CMS in terms of operating and customizing things.
Apart from that, I would also like to say that you can create almost any type of website on WordPress such as a business website, blog website, e-commerce website, social media website, forum website, membership website, and much more.
So when I chose WordPress for the first time then I never thought that it would be my primary source of income and since then I never had to look back to find other alternative solutions as I can create almost any kind of website using WordPress.
6. WordPress Has a Huge Community Online So You Will Always Get Help Whenever You Need
If you are a curious person like me and love to test new things then you can definitely relate to whatever I am going to say now.
Testing new things and finding answers to different questions is so satisfying but in this kind of situation we always get stuck and at that time we need help and guidance from someone who already knows about this stuff but most of the time it is hard to find someone ready to help us.
And when you are testing new things on WordPress and finding answers to your questions then you get yourself into the same situation as I mentioned above but in the case of WordPress, it is not that hard to find someone who can help us find our answers.
There are so many great blogs and YouTube channels out there that talk about WordPress all the time, also you can find so many super-helpful Facebook groups where people share their problems and other people are always ready to help them without even asking for anything in return.
My favorite FB Groups:
7. WordPress is SEO Friendly and Loved by All The Search Engines
Today if you go and search for something on Google you will find hundreds and thousands of results from different websites for that particular query and let me inform you that almost 50% of those results belong to WordPress websites.
Do you want to know the reason why so?
So let me tell you that it is because WordPress is an SEO-friendly CMS and there are so many customizations you can easily accomplish in terms of SEO if you want to improve your website's visibility in the search engines.
And that is the reason today most marketers prefer to use WordPress for their marketing effort as well as so many brands also use WordPress over any other CMS platforms out there just because it is an SEO-friendly CMS.
8. WordPress is Easy to Manage Thus You Don't Need to Be A Tech Guy To Manage Your Website
If you're scared of technical things and you think that you cannot manage and handle your website then I would tell you that WordPress is really very easy to manage even for a kid.
Once you get your website ready by someone who can help you build your website then you have nothing much to do on your website, just learn how to create new posts and how to update the plugins and themes that are just a matter of a few clicks which takes no time to learn.
I highly recommend you to read this blog post where I have shared the checklist to maintain a WordPress website and once you read this carefully you would understand that even you can maintain and manage your website very easily.
9. WordPress is a Safe & Secure CMS Platform
WordPress is a highly secured CMS out there as compared to any other platform and you might be thinking that how is this possible when a platform like Wix, Weebly, and Shopify manage their entire platform and WordPress is an open-source platform.
So let me inform you that just because wordpress is an open-source platform so whenever something suspicious activity happens related to any plugin, theme, or WordPress core itself you always get to know that and you can take necessary steps to keep your website safe from that problem.
But when something wrong happens to the platforms like Wix, Weebly, and Shopify, first of all, you won't even get to know about that problem in the first place as they will try to keep that secret to save their brand reputation.
And the second thing is that even if you get to know about the problem still you cannot do anything much other than praying as you have not so much control over the things if you are using one of these platforms like Wix, Weebly, and Shopify.
10. WordPress Supports Different Media Types To Make Your Website Visually Beautiful
WordPress is a platform that is well known for its versatility which I have already explained in one of the above sections but it gets more interesting when you get to know that WordPress supports so many different types of media files to make it more worthy.
On WordPress, you can add obvious text files but it also supports various multimedia (image & video) files such as JPEG, PNG, SVG, WEBP, MPEG-4, MOV, WMV, AVI, and much more, apart from that it also supports PDF file as well.
If you think that is not enough then let me tell you that it also supports media embedding from a different website such as YouTube, Facebook, or any normal website if they allow embedding their content.
11. WordPress Gives You Full Control Over Your Website
The more you get to know about WordPress the more you will be impressed as it really has limitless possibilities in terms of control if you know your stuff properly.
If you build your website on WordPress then you have full control to make your website however you want without any restriction as WordPress is like water, it changes its shape according to the pot you put it in.
Also if you just pay for your hosting without any misses and secure your website properly then after that even if you don't look at your website for years I assure you that it will be as it is and no one can take it away from you as it is your property and you have full control over it.
In this blog post, I have shared with you the reasons I believe why you should use WordPress over any other platform to build your website.
I know there are so many other reasons that exist as well, that I might not have covered in this blog post so if you think something is really important that is missing from this post then please let me know in the comment box.
Apart from that if you find this blog post helpful and valuable then please don't forget to share it with your community so they also can take benefit from it.
Now if you want to create your own DIY website then you could check my earlier posted illustrative tutorial where I have explained how to install a WordPress on Bluehost hosting which is one of my favorite web hosting companies now.
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