To build a well-running, attractive website you need a content management system (CMS) that allows you to develop an “all-in-one” online presence. You need a place to host your blog, your articles, and other information about your products and/or services. The very best CMS that is available today is simple to use, easy to update, and used widely by small and large businesses alike. That platform is self-hosted WordPress.
First, let’s differentiate between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. WordPress.com runs on the WordPress software but is not what we are discussing. To build a great website, the platform you need is from WordPress.org which is installed on your own server space, and which you rent from a hosting company. You don’t really need to go to the website to download it; most website hosts offer the ability to install WordPress on your server in just a few clicks.
WordPress is the best platform for building your business website because:
You Can Get a Site Up Fast (With No Experience)
If you know how to use social media, or your bank’s online services, it’s likely you can figure out how to build a basic website using self-hosted WordPress. There are a lot of really good tutorials for using WordPress to build a great website for your business. Most people can figure out the basics easily. Here’s where to start: http://codex.wordpress.org/First_Steps_With_WordPress
It Has Many Awesome Features
Due to the fact that WordPress is open source software, there are many updates you can make to the basic software called plugins. These little programs add more features to the basic website building software, giving it functions that you want such as a shopping cart, a photo album, and more. What’s more, it’s easy to add plugins to the software as clicking a few times.
Lots of Service Providers to Choose From
If you don’t want to do it yourself, you’re in luck. There are lots of service providers who work with WordPress. Pretty much anyone who is in the business of building websites today knows how to use WordPress. There are also many virtual assistants who know how to keep WordPress updated and working well.
It’s Easy to Use
Once your site is built, it’s easy to keep it up to date, secure, and working well. You can easily add blog posts, new pages, and graphics to your website without knowing any code whatsoever. The software does most of it for you; you just click a few buttons and type some content.
Build Simple Blogs to Comprehensive Websites
With WordPress you can build basic websites to the most comprehensive eCommerce sites that you can imagine. Some very popular websites use WordPress including .com, educational sites like Strayer University (strayer.edu), and blogging sites like Livestrong.com. They use WordPress because it is works very well, and it’s easy to change and update if you simply change out the theme.
If you want a website that draws traffic, is easy to use, easy to update, and is well known for its functionality, then you’ll want to use WordPress as your website building platform.