Written by: Hosting Coupons on September 4, 2014
WordPress is taking over the web at an alarming rate, which is a good thing. Here are three great reasons to use WordPress for your website.
If you’ve never built or managed a website before, setting up a website might be quite intimidating. However, thanks to the usability of WordPress, almost anyone has the ability to build a website in a matter of hours. And not an amateur-looking site either, but a website that is professional and modern looking.
WordPress offers a very user-friendly interface, with clear and easy to follow instructions. Most of the interface is self-explanatory, with the setup process allowing you to simply enter text into fields. Additionally, once you have WordPress setup, creating and editing posts and pages is even easier! You have the choice of either a visual or text (HTML) editor, depending on your skillset. If you are more experienced, you may prefer to use the text interface which allows you to see and edit the HTML code. However, if you’re a complete beginner, it’s probably advisable to stick to the What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor, which will allow you to create a professional-looking post without you having to learn to code.
Not only that, but it’s easy to make your site look like a professional designer had a hand in creating it – simply by choosing one of the 1000’s of themes available to download (both free and premium/paid), which are available
Add some additional features and functions using a few WordPress plugins, and voilà! You’ll have a fantastic WordPress site without having to become a web developer or programmer.
Released back in 2003, WordPress has grown from what it was initially – a simple blogging platform, to a robust and powerful content management system (CMS). If you’ve avoided using WordPress because you thought it was for simple blogs and couldn’t handle anything more advanced, you’re wrong.
In fact, some of the largest and most popular sites on the Web use WordPress. A few examples of websites which use WordPress include Ford, Harvey Nichols and Mashable.
Not just WordPress.com hosted sites (which usually follow the yoursite.wordpress.com URL structure), and are free. Whether you set up your site using WordPress.com (free hosting), or WordPress.org (which requires paid hosting), WordPress itself is free to use. We’d personally recommend setting up WordPress on a paid hosting account, which will give you more options and more control over your site, as long as you choose a host that offers and supports WordPress (maybe using a one-click install platform such as Softaculous), installing the CMS can be a one-click install.
Regardless of which hosting option you choose, you won’t be charged anything extra to use the WordPress CMS. In fact, you get access to so much more with WordPress on a self-hosted site compared to WordPress.com – additional theme options, more plugins, and more overall control, which gives you more peace of mind.