Top Reasons Why You Should Learn WordPress

Top Reasons Why You Should  Learn WordPress

WordPress is one of the most used Content Management System(CMS) because one out of every four website is created using WordPress.

Everything from Wix to IM Creator has wonderful tools for certain skill levels, but I’m going to explain why you should use WordPress over all of them.

1. Free and Open Source

WordPress is developed by a collection of contributors. So it is free for anyone to download and use. It’s an open-source since 2003. It provides thousands of beautiful themes and plugins for free. However, if you want more features and functionalities then you can get the premium (paid) themes and plugins also.

2. You Can Make Any Type of Website

Mostly people thinks that WordPress is only used for blogging purpose but they are wrong. Because WordPress was developed as a blogging platform initially, but has changed drastically with the various new releases over the years.

Using WordPress you can make different types of websites like:

  • Blogs

  • Business websites

  • Portfolios

  • ECommerce sites

  • Galleries

  • Personal websites for self-promotion etc.

3. It Is Easy To Learn

WordPress does not require strong knowledge of languages like C, C++, PHP etc. Anyone can use it and can easily create personal website. But if you have some knowledge of PHP and JavaScript then you can customize your website for looking it good.

If you want to learn it then there are many resources available for learning about WordPress like users have made blogs, forums, online courses, seminars, webinars, and books, all outlining different aspects of the WordPress platform. Then there’s the more official customer support from WordPress. You can either pay extra money for dedicated support or work through the WordPress forums.

4. Provides Powerful Editor

  • WordPress provides powerful editor named Gutenberg which follows
    block based approach and provides different types of blocks that can easily be dragged and dropped. Some of which are:

  • Inline elements contain only single block for an inline image.

  • Common block contains regular text, paragraphs, quotes, and many more basic building blocks.

  • Formatting can be used for content like a table or more formatted content like pull quotes.

  • Layout elements split the text into columns.

  • Widgets is used to add categories, shortcodes or to display sidebar widgets.

  • Embeds helps you add YouTube, Twitter, Instagram or any other external content.

5. SEO Friendly

WordPress is known for having SEO built in platform. In fact, WordPress automatically generates title tags and meta descriptions for all of your pages and posts. This lets the search engines to known about your content, and it will get you moved up in the rankings. There are Plugins are also available in WordPress for providing advanced features like Yoast SEO Plugin which analyses the current post or page and shares how effective you are at targeting the keyword. 

6. Easy To Manage

One of the only manual maintenance tasks is updating plugins and themes But WordPress allows you to update your plugins and themes from your dashboard. It also gives you notification when there is a new version of WordPress available, so you can update it.

If you want to protect your site from hacking, you can easily use a WordPress backup plugin to automatically create backups and store them safely in a remote location.

7. Safe and Secure

WordPress is developed with security in mind. It is a very safe and secure platform to run your website.

Conclusion

After checking the above reasons we can conclude that WordPress is the most popular CMS platform in the world.

It doesn’t make a difference whether you’re constructing your first site with no understanding, or in case you’re a developer. you should utilize WordPress for your site.

Comments

  1. Sophie Lou

    Great post! WordPress is the platform I use for my blog and after looking at other platforms I’m so glad I chose WordPress! You described every reason I love it perfectly!

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  2. Brooke

    I agree. WordPress is relatively easy to use and can be used for many types of websites. It is a lot nicer than platforms I used in the past.

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  3. Cassie

    I love WordPress! It was a bit of a learning curve, and still is at times, but I used blogger in the past and I just see so many more options to grow with WP!

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  4. Denelia

    This post really made me consider using WordPress. It would be a big change for me, but it might end up being for the better.

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  5. Fransic Verso

    I’m glad I moved to WordPress because now I can have so many features that I couldn’t get when I want on Blogger.

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  6. Lori

    When I started my blog, I felt intimidated by WordPress, but I am so glad I stuck with it and determined to learn to use it, rather than any other blogging platform. There is so much flexibility and yes, even though it is work to learn, it is doable and so worth it.

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  7. Maisy

    I use WordPress and I am so glad I picked it. It makes is super easy to interact with other blogs too, compared to Blogger or Wix which always makes it hard to follow and like their blogs etc.

  8. Navita Bhatia

    I had recently started my blog on WordPress. Yesterday, a friend of mine suggested me to opt-out of WordPress. Your post helped me a lot to believe in my decision again.

  9. Atul

    hey Brijesh, I have read all your technology blogs. I must say, This is you niche, I would love to get some more

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