WordPress was launched in 2003 and it was firstly known as a simple Content Management System (CMS), which was widely known as blog software as it was particularly used for blogging. Despite such an early recognition, WordPress has now attained the reputation as the best choice software for a web building platform in 2014. It is due to the fact that more and more people have begun contributing to this open source web building platform and developing its performance, security, and functions so that it can accommodate various purposes, like e-commerce and social media.
There are indeed quite a lot of benefits that it offers when compared to other platforms. Some of the main perks are as follows.
First, it is easy to use and it provides a great access. You can edit, add new pages and manage the content of your web anywhere around the world as long as there is a computer with Internet access and a browser that you can use. You do not even need to install additional software or adjust the firewall settings to do them all. In that way, you have greater possibilities to present the most up-to-date information to your web visitors. However, if you still have not figured out the way to do all that, there are a lot of inexpensive or even free online training on how to use WordPress that you can join to maximize its benefits.
Second, using WordPress does not cost much as the basic platform is free and there are around 2,500 themes and 30,000 plug-ins that you can use for free. However, if you want to get the premium ones, it costs around $30 to $50, which is a considerably small amount when compared to the world class site you can make.
Third, WordPress can be used for business marketing in a way that this system is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and social media friendly. Once you upload new posts on the WordPress web, those posts will automatically be linked to your Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook account. Besides that, WordPress constructs a web without too many HTML codes, which triggers search engines to index it.
Fourth, WordPress allows your web to be viewed on any device. Whether someone is viewing your web through a mobile phone or a web browser, WordPress will automatically configure the web content so that it can be viewed properly.
(Just) Considering the main benefits, it is no wonder that so many people use WordPress nowadays. Well, it seems to be the best that you can get to make your dream web.