7 Perks of Using WordPress
Why You Must Build Your Website Using WordPress
So you want to start a new website, or you want to improve your already existing website and do not know on which platform to build on, right?
There are many platforms upon which sites are built, many of them only allow you to set up blogs, only a handful can be used to build websites. Think about it this way, will you show off your twitter handle as your website? The answer is no, and that is what it is when you create a website on those blogging platforms –like Tumblr, etc. You’re simply setting up a profile with your personal identity and not really building a website.
This is, however, different with WordPress. It is a platform that powers over 16% of the internet (don’t call that small, it’s massive), and it has grown from what it was since it started. Why do you need to build on WordPress? What are the perks of choosing WordPress over the others? I’ll explain to you in details why you can’t go wrong with WordPress, it doesn’t matter if you’re building a personal or corporate website, a blog or even a video streaming site.
What are the perks of using WordPress?
1. WordPress is cost-effective:
Let’s assume you’re starting a business, the purpose of being in business is to make a profit, isn’t it? Right. For the sake of profit maximization, you must cut cost, and this is one of the strengths of WordPress. The WordPress script or software is free –completely, no strings attached. There are other software distributors who would charge you for what they consider “pro version” of their software. But WordPress is not one of such. Just buy your domain name and host –that’s all, you’d find WordPress in your cpanel, ready to be installed. Alternatively, you may upload an already developed WordPress site from your computer, the choice is yours.
2. Unlimited functionality
With WordPress, anything is possible –thanks to plugins. Plugins are small tools that add additional functionalities to your WordPress site. These can either be found in the official WordPress plugin repository, where you get millions of them for free, or your developer can develop one for you if the plugin doesn’t already exist, or you can purchase premium plugins. There is absolutely nothing you can’t do with WordPress plugins. If the plugin for the particular task doesn’t exist, there are millions of developers available to help you set it up.
3. Complete control
One of the most important perks of WordPress is the fact that you have total control over your website. You may not appreciate this until you wake from sleep one morning to find your site on other platforms to have been deleted without prior notice. For instance, if you own a blog set up on the blogger.com platform, Google (owner of the blogger platform) reserves the right to restrict or delete your website at any time, if you’re suspected to be violating their terms. Guess what? A lot of websites have been deleted mistakenly, and years of hard work is wasted.
4. Unlimited monetization
Another important perk of WordPress is that you can earn from your site. Many of the platforms around does not allow monetization, and when they do, there is restriction/limitations to how far you can go. Besides limiting your form monetizing, many of them serve ads on your site but do not share the revenue with you. However, with WordPress, you keep 100% of every revenue generated from your site. There is no limit to how far you can go or earn with WordPress.
5. No programming knowledge required
Some may be thinking all these wonderful perks of WordPress are possible only for programmers, but the beautiful thing about WordPress is that you do not need programming skills. There are lots of drag and drop features to help you customize your site. Many plugins to choose from and shortcodes to call out functions. The themes come with countless functionalities. All these ensure a fun-filled experience and so easy, such that anyone can use it, even without web design skills.
6. It is the search engines’ sweetheart
One of the best perks of using WordPress is that it is the delight of search engines. There is no other CMS that’s as optimized as WordPress. There are plugins to further extend your WordPress website optimization, such as Yoast SEO, all in one SEO, etc.
As a business, you cannot ignore search engines for traffic, and WordPress is the search engines’ delight, so they are a match made in heaven, isn’t it?
7. Top notch mobility
With the WordPress app, you can do a lot on the go. It doesn’t matter where you are, you can respond to or approve comments, make or publish new posts, and a lot more, provided you have access to the internet and your mobile device.
There is no limit to how far you can go with WordPress, the perks are endless.