Why Choose WordPress for your website?

Why Choose WordPress for your website?

What is WordPress

WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System) with which you can build and manage your website. It is one of the most popular platforms in the world and is used by just about 35% of websites globally. There are hundreds of reasons why you should and shouldn’t use it to build your website and in this post we will try to pinpoint the key areas that we think matter to business owners. In the first instance it is important to understand a few common terms and phrases around WordPress so you can make sense when choosing a platform. Words Like Open Source and Plug ins will mean a lot to you going forward and are vital phrases in enabling you to understand how a CMS works.

WordPress started in 2003 when Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg created a fork of b2/cafelog. The need for an elegant, well-architected personal publishing system was clear even then. Today, WordPress is built on PHP and MySQL, and licensed under the GPLv2. It is also the platform of choice for over 43% of all sites across the web.
The WordPress open-source project has evolved in progressive ways over time – supported by skilled, enthusiastic developers, designers, scientists, bloggers, and more. WordPress provides the opportunity for anyone to create and share, from handcrafted personal anecdotes to world-changing movements.
People with a limited tech experience can use it “out of the box”, and more tech-savvy folks can customise it in remarkable ways.


What Does Open Source Mean

According tot he Oxford English Dictionary, Open Source means: “denoting software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified.” That means it is software that is available to everyone and can be edited by all and sundry. The key to this is that a lot of things/apps etc on WordPress have been developed by random people. Some may be good at what they do others may just be playing around. What you must do is to understand who is which and only use software that comes from the good guys. The alternative is to have insecure content and a website that is open to hacking and may die after a few months because no one is upgrading the code. This is especially important when choosing plug ins.

Top Reasons you Should Choose WordPress for your Website

Don’t just take our word for it, WordPress is one of the most popular website platforms in the world. According to Search Engine Journal: 42% of websites are built using WordPress and they hold a market share of 64%. These figures are global numbers so it is pretty impressive.

Open Source Software – democratic
Complete Control of your own website
Fully Customizable
Loads of support
Apps to do anything
Great for SEO
Perfect for large complex websites
Use themes or build from scratch
Easy to learn
Great for blogging
Control your own hosting
We love it

Which Famous Websites Use WordPress

As we have mentioned above there are literally millions of websites that are powered by WordPress. They are not all small businesses by any means, some of the largest websites in the world are powered by WordPress. We thought we should take a look and see which ones we recognised as WordPress users.

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