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The Benefits of Using WordPress for Your Website

Updated on June 16, 2014
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Benefits of Using WordPress

WordPress hosts over 15 million websites on the web. It is one of the best content management systems out there and it can make you a beautiful website that could possible make you money. So let's dive right in and see what are the benefits of using WordPress to power your website.

1. It Is Easy to Use

WordPress is very easy to use and requires very little coding skills to be able to customize your website. It has made web design more accessible to people all over the world because of it's ease of use. Adding images, blog posts, and pages is like a breeze. Time actually designing your website is very minimal because WordPress allows you to customize very easily. This is especially true if you use WordPress Themes, which help your website look great with very easy customization tools. In fact, my website runs on WordPress with a fully customizable WordPress theme!

2. WordPress Allows 100% Customization

Whether you are a full scale web developer or a person that just has no knowledge of how to build websites, WordPress allows you customize the website the way you want. You have full control not only to settings and management options but also the code layout of the website. That is why WordPress is the best way to go when designing brand new websites. Many companies have WordPress websites such as CNN and Fox News. By having 100% customization options, you can design your websites any way you want to your advantage. If you want to be a Web Designer and set up a website, check out this guide on how to be a web designer. If you still need help,I would strongly recommend to read a book on WordPress. By reading about WordPress, you will become an expert very fast and start designing websites that look great. The book I suggest you read that will do exactly just that is "Professional WordPress" by Hal Stern. It has great reviews on Amazon and teaches you in depth on how to use WordPress professionally. It is in depth and shows you fully many aspects of WordPress and how to use it.

3. WordPress Is Search Engine Friendly

WordPress uses very clean and simple code that let's search engines to be able to index the website much more easily than other websites. This is true because you can easily edit meta descriptions and URLs on your website, letting you target keywords that will rank highly in the search engines. This is another critical reason why WordPress can possibly make you money and get your traffic with the help of search engines such as Google.

4. Allows Use Of Plugin's

The use of plugins make WordPress very favorable for building your website. There are plugins for anything from adding social media buttons to editing your meta description for the SEO benefit. In fact, there are over 10,000 plugins in existence. These plugins will do all the work for you and all you have to do is download them onto WordPress. This takes all the guesswork from coding with other platforms that would require coding knowledge to edit them.

5. You Can Allow Multiple Users to Manage Your WordPress Website

Let's say you have other people that you want to have access to your website but without full privileges. This can be the case in many companies that run websites but have a hierarchy of who has what control. In the case of WordPress, it easily allows you to add users and even let's you choose how much control each user has on your website.

Best of Luck!


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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Thanks for the information. I do think Wordpress is user friendly and convenient.

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      Robbie Newport 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I see, yeah I've heard that if you are more experienced then Wordpress is better.

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      Beck 3 years ago from USA

      Well when I say WordPress I mean using WordPress for your own website and not as just a blog. I use it on my website to fully customize it and make it look nice. Blogger.com is great for starters but it is not adequate if you want the full advantages of having a website.

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      Robbie Newport 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Do you think Wordpress is better than Blogger overall? From what I've heard they get equal authority through search sites, but just wondering what you think. I started with Wordpress, but went over to Blogger because it was more fitting to me at the time and I could apply for Adsense easier. I like it there except for a couple things.

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