According to WordPress, 17% of the web is powered by it. That’s a pretty huge number, considering the fact that it is increasing every day too. WordPress web services are known for their simplicity and user-friendliness and have been around for quite a few years now. Initially used primarily for blogging, it can be used to design a plethora of websites today, from simple blogs to complex enterprise websites and portals, and even web applications. This versatility makes it a preferred choice as a content management system (CMS), for building websites from scratch and/or maintaining the websites by adding, deleting, or modifying the website content regularly.
Below are 8 reasons to use WordPress
What makes WordPress website development so powerful is that it is the perfect combination of simplicity and user-friendliness for users and numerous under-the-hood features and complexity for developers and web designers. It is open source and permits you to use the code and extend or modify it in whichever way you please for commercial or non-commercial projects without any kind of licensing fee. Therefore, it adds another dimension of flexibility to it.
WordPress is very simple and easy to use. Once you get your website completely developed by a professional web design company, you can easily take it from there and add, delete, or modify content yourself without needing to hire any IT special staff for that purpose.
It allows you to build any kind of website, an enterprise website, a blog, a professional portfolio, a government website, a magazine or news website, an online community or forum, and even a network of professional websites.
3) Numerous Plugins and Extensions
There are thousands of plugins available to add simple or unique functionality to your website. If nothing suits your exact requirement, you could always opt for custom plugin development.
4) Search Engine Optimized
Google’s web spam team has said that WordPress is a great choice. It itself takes care of 80-90% of search engine intricacies already, so it is very little for you to actually do. There are numerous SEO plugins also available for taking control over the remaining minutiae.
5) Social Media Optimized
It can be easily integrated with social networking websites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn, and social media platforms like Pinterest, Tumblr and Reddit, and many more. Sharing becomes very easy and so does popularizing your website on the internet.
6) Support and Community
It is the most widely used open-source CMS, and thus it boasts a large, growing, and very supportive community of developers and users. You can post any query on the forums and get quick replies.
7) Theme System
The API provides many extendable themes which are both free and premium, to suit the design and layout that is required by the user.
8) Build a Custom Application
You can build applications with many under-the-hood features like translations, user management, HTTP requests, databases, and URL routing.