7 reasons to use wordpress to build your websiteWhen it comes to creating your website, there are lots of free and paid solutions to choose from. Which one is the best?

In this post I am going to share with you the 7 reasons you should build your website with WordPress.

You may have heard of WordPress before, it was originally developed as a blogging platform. However you can use WordPress for much more than just a blog.

In fact a recent survey showed WordPress powers 23.4% of  all websites on the internet. WordPress can be used to build blogs, corporate websites, eCommerce websites, and much more. It has been used by Oprah, CNN, the NY Times and many small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Here are 7 reasons why you should build your website on WordPress.

#1 WordPress is Free

The days of having to pay hundreds and thousands of dollars for a good looking website design are gone. WordPress is free software, you can download it, install it and use it to build your website completely for free.

To run WordPress, all you need is a domain name and hosting. If you are just getting started, I recommend you use BlueHost for your hosting as you will save 50% as well as get your domain name for free.

#2 WordPress Is Easy to Learn and Use

You don’t need to know any HTML, CSS or Javascript to build a great looking website with WordPress. All you need is an internet connection to design, build and mange your website.

WordPress uses a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor, so adding content to your site is very similar to using your favorite word processor or email program.

Since WordPress is used by millions, there are tons of great learning videos all over the internet if you need some help.

#3 Thousands of Beautiful and Professional Themes

WordPress is a CMS (content management system), this means the content of your website is stored separate from the design of your site. This make it very easy for you to easily and quickly change the look of your site.

In fact WordPress already has thousands of professionally designed themes (free and paid) you can choose from. Simply find one you like, install it and you will have a completely different look to your site. You can easily change themes without having to worry about making modifications to your content.

Many WordPress themes are also easy to customize because they come with their own option panel giving you the ability to easily change colors, upload logos, change backgrounds, create beautiful sliders, and other cool things without ever needing to write any code.

#4 Plugins – Extend The Functionality of Your Site

Since WordPress was designed for the non-coder, they have made it super easy for you to add functionality to your site without needing to know how to code at all.

Plugins make this possible, there are thousands of plugins (free and paid) already developed and all you need to do is install them onto your site.

For example, suppose you want to add a contact form your site visitors can fill out to send you an email with questions or comments. All you need to do is install a popular contact form plugin and configure it. With just a few click, your site will now have a usable contact form without you needing to do any coding or pay for some to add this functionality to your site.

Here are just some examples of what plugins can do:

  • Add social media sharing icons to your pages
  • Optimize your page for the search engines
  • Easily add a shopping cart to your site
  • Easily add optin-forms to your site
  • and much more

#5 WordPress Easily Handles Different Media

WordPress makes it super simple for you to upload images, audio, and video and use these on your pages. No need to know how to use FTP, adding an image to your page is as simple as attaching an image to an email.

#6 WordPress is Search Engine Friendly

WordPress automatically takes your content and create pages that are coded correctly and very attractive to the search engines.

You can also use a free SEO plugin to make your site even more SEO friendly.

#7 WordPress is Easy To Manage

WordPress has a built in update function that makes it easy for you to update your plugins and themes as new updates are made available. Also, WordPress provides an easy way to update to new versions of WordPress as they are released.

Now It’s Your Turn!

I hope this article answered your questions as to why you should use WordPress to build your website.

I hope you give it a try, I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Comment below and let me know what you think and if you are going to give WordPress a try.