Why should I use WordPress?

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Why Use WordPressThis year, WordPress will celebrate a milestone birthday – 10 years since its basic inception.  In the last 10 years it has proven itself to be more than just a blog publishing application.  As well as being the most popular blogging platform currently available, the Content Management System (CMS) is the basis for over 20% of new websites appearing on the web in the US alone.

Still unsure as to whether WordPress is the right tool for you?  Listed below are my top 5 reasons why you should consider using WordPress.

Easy To Use

Quite simply, one of the main reasons to use WordPress is its ease of use.  It allows you to easily and conveniently update your own website.  Once your website is up and running, changes can be made instantaneously with no downtime.

Cost Saving Benefits

This simplicity then adds a cost saving factor as there are no extra fees involved with simple text updates and additions as you can do it all yourself free of charge.  Many extra functions can be added through the use of plugins and most of them are free.

Google Friendly

Without the need to do a crash course in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), let’s just say that Google loves WordPress.  The system allows for SEO customisation of all your pages which helps with search engine indexing.

Security

Website software and design can be a fickle business.  With WordPress you have a guarantee that the software will stay relevant and up to date with regular upgrades being offered to meet new online challenges.

Networking

If you have a business with an online presence you will want a website which connects well with social networking services.  WordPress does just that offering automatic integration with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

We proudly use WordPress as the basis of our Leading Logic website and know firsthand all the benefits it gives us and our clients.  Whether you are new to the online world or just in need of some fine-tuning, know that the face of websites is changing – for the better.