When I started my first website, there were many questions in my mind. Why should I use WordPress? is it the best? Why not another platform?. When I research it, I found it is really a very good platform.
Without any doubt, I started my website on WordPress. After using it for a few months, I realized that I took a perfect decision. WordPress is really an awesome and well-developed platform.
If you are also one of those who want to start a site or blog on WordPress then this blog is for you.
Initially, I also used to think that this platform is made for only bloggers. But I found that it is more than that. WordPress is a very well-developed Content Management System (CMS).
The good part is, if you don’t have so much technical knowledge then also you can use this WordPress easily. Here are some of the following reasons to use WordPress.
1- It is Reliable
Whenever we human being uses anything or purchase anything a thought comes in mind that is it reliable? Especially, when when we are going to create something on the internet.
Well, in my opinion, WordPress is a reliable platform. And if you will research it then you will also find that it is one of the most reliable platforms on the internet. 40.4% of all websites are using WordPress and its market share is 64.4% (Reference w3techs.com).
WordPress is the topmost choice for millions of people. Its number of uses and market share clearly shows that is very popular and most important is reliable.
2- It is Flexible
If you ask me, is it really flexible? My answer would be yes it is. Either you want to create a normal simple blog or a big website, you can do it. It has a lot of features and functionalities, which make it so powerful.
You can add plugins to enhance the performance and optimize your site. There are more than 50000 plugins in the WordPress repository. You can add per your requirements and tasks.
3- Regular Updates
If you use WordPress, you might have noticed that you get regular updates on WordPress. WordPress always does regular improvements of securities and functions. Each update of WordPress fixes bugs and or add new features.
If I say it in one line then I would say WordPress does a lot of improvement on a regular basis. It is my personal observation also.
It is very important that you have a secure and safe platform that’s why regular updates and security improvements are important.
4- WordPress is Safe and Secure
WordPress is an Open Source platform. It is a safe and secure platform. But one thing you shouldn’t forget is that nothing is 100% safe on the internet. Sometimes our own mistakes or other mistakes create a risk.
Sometimes, when you add these third-party software codes, Themes, Plugins, etc, knowingly or unknowingly you may also add some vulnerabilities. It means there are chances of malicious attacks and hacks on your site if you are not using safe third-party software.
It is important that you have good and secure hosting. You should always take care that you add good and safe plugins and themes.
In a general way, WordPress is safe and secure. But It is your responsibility to make sure that your site is safe and secure. You have to take the necessary security steps for your site security. As I above said that WordPress sends regular updates. You should also keep your site up to date.
5- SEO Friendly
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a very crucial part of your website and its content. If you want to make your site successful then you should not miss this part and do SEO of your site from the very beginning.
You can install and activate anyone directly from WordPress. Both are good enough. Both plugins are having their free and paid version. The free version has some limitations. However, the free version is also more than enough to optimize your site.
In starting your site you should use the free version and when you feel that you need some advanced features of the plugin then you may go for the paid version of it.
6- Simple and Easy to Use WordPress
It is very simple and easy to use WordPress. If you don’t have any technical knowledge even you can create a very beautiful site on WordPress. It doesn’t require so much technical knowledge. You can set up your site with a few clicks.
The dashboard of WordPress is simple and easy to understand. You can access and use its features quickly from the dashboard. It is very easy to install any theme or plugin directly.
But in case you want to deep dive into WordPress in-depth then you may need some coding and other tech skills.
In this blog, I am talking about WordPress.org which is an Open Source CMS. You can install and use WordPress for free. However, if you want to use WordPress and create a site then you need a Domain and Hosting service which you have to buy.
You can purchase any good hosting service and domain (as per your choice and availability). These may cost you some amount. Domain price is normally not high however price may vary from one company to another.
Hosting costs will depend on which hosting services you purchase. Personally, I like Bluehost, Kinsta, and SiteGround. In starting you may have a small budget for your hosting and after a few months when you see the progress of your site then you can upgrade it later.
You must choose your hosting service very carefully, Success of your site depends on the server a lot.
8- WordPress Forum and Support
As I earlier said that WordPress’s market share is 64.4%. This means there are many people who use WordPress. There is a very large WordPress community. You can join the WordPress forum.
Whenever you have any problems, you can share your question on the forum. There will be someone who knows the solution and may revert to it.
You can also take the advantage of available online materials like eBooks, blogs, etc. You can also go through some videos on YouTube. There are a lot of materials available on the internet.
9- WordPress Installation
WordPress installation is very easy and quick. You don’t need to worry about it. Most of the big hosting companies have an easy and one-click WordPress installation process.
You can log in to your hosting control panel and install WordPress. it doesn’t take so much time. Normally, one minute time is enough to download it.
10- Speed Optimization
The speed of your site depends on many factors and you can optimize your site speed. In WordPress, you have the flexibility to optimize your site speed. You can use the cache plugin to boost your site performance. There are many cache plugins are available, you can choose a good one for your site.
You can also take the advantage of CDN and add your site to it to boost your site performance. But I would like to advise you that you must choose hosting, theme, template, and other software very carefully.
11- WordPress Plugins
Really, It is amazing. I like this thing very much. Without the WordPress plugin, I can’t imagine running any website. There are more than 50000 plugins in WordPress Repository. And some of these plugins play a very important role in running websites.
If you are not tech-savvy and want to create a good website. The plugins may help you a lot. But have a caution. You should use only required and trusted plugins. Using unnecessary and too many plugins may slow down your site.
You can search and add plugins of any category like
- Search Engine Optimization Plugins
- Cache Plugins
- Email Marketing Plugins
- Security Plugins
- Social Media Plugins
- Many other category plugins are available
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WordPress is a Stable and innovative platform. You can create a blog, Website, Online stores, etc. However, there are many other platforms that are also available. You can select the platform as per your choice.
If I talk about my choice, It is best for me and I use WordPress. It has all the features and functionalities which I want for my sites.