Why WordPress?

Sinoun Chea

If you googled “why WordPress” you would get an overwhelming amount of articles from all kinds of people about why they love WordPress.

Here are the top 5 reasons on why you should use WordPress. More specifically WordPress.org:

1. Free

WordPress is an open source software and is developed under the GPL. It is free because it has been developed by a worldwide community of developers who love the open source spirit. The software is constantly being improved! You are also free to do whatever you like with the WordPress code, extend it or modify in any way or use it for commercial projects without any licensing fees. That is the beauty of free software, free meaning not only price but also the freedom to have complete control over it.

2. Easy to use

WordPress is not just for experienced web developers. Many people choose to use WP because it is intuitive and easy to use. Someone with little experience can make a professional looking website with little or no help from a professional. Installing WordPress and upgrading from previous versions and other software is a piece of cake. Try it and you’ll wonder why all web software isn’t this easy.

“I’ve tried a few CMS packages back in the day, including Mambo/Joomla, Drupal, PHP-Nuke, Post-Nuke, and countless others. None really stood out to me like WordPress. To put it simply, it just did what I expected. I chose WordPress in the first place because I couldn’t find any better option.”

3. Robust and Reliable

You can rest assured that with WordPress, you will be on the cutting edge of  technology. Developers have gone through great lengths to make sure every bit of code is in full compliance with the standards of the W3C. This is important not only for interoperability with today’s browser but also for forward compatibility with the tools of the next generation.

“There is no reason to use anything else because WordPress can pretty much do it all.”

4. Highly customizable, Flexible and Extensible

Someone with little experience can achieve a unique look for their website. There are hundreds of themes and plugins you can choose from (for free) in order to get what you need. If you are a developer, you can modify files to your liking. Not many other CMS offer such customization freedom!

“Why would anybody do 10 clicks when with WP you can do it with 2?!”

5. Security

There are a great number of simple things you can do to make your website/blog secure from hackers or spammers. See this great blog post to read more.

6. Great community

The community is one of the greatest things about WP. The forums at WordPress.org and the other WordPress-related sites contain tons of threads about everything WordPress-related.

“You can be rest assured that with WordPress you will be on the cutting edge of the technology available.”

To see more great info on why WordPress is great, check out the following sites:
Quick list of WordPress.org features

What do you like about WordPress? Let us know in the comments below!


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Sinoun Chea

I help small businesses Do Better Online™. When businesses thrive, people also thrive. #morethanjustbusiness

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