It’s no secret that WordPress is popular. In fact, out of every website that’s on the web, WordPress is used on 20% of them. One fifth of the web runs WordPress! So if you’re not using it yet, I’d like to introduce 3 reasons why you’re website should be running on WordPress.
Reason 1 – It’s Expandable
As a business owner, we always try to make our business hit the next level. Things change in your business, whether you launch a new product, new service, change employees, expand, whatever it may be.
You’re website should be just as flexible. When I say expandable, what I really mean is, with a WordPress site, you can literally do and change anything you want.
There are 1000’s of plugin’s or “add ons” that you can add to your website that will enhance it’s functionality. The great thing about these “add ons” is all you have to do most of the time is install them.
I’m a doctor and I want to accept appointments on my website. What do I do? I need to find someone who can do it for me. If I’m using a site that’s not WordPress, that person I hire will most likely have to be some type of programmer to get the functionality that I want. Either that or they’re going to find some way to hack something together to get it to work how I want.
With WordPress, I can check out a few plugins (add ons) for free and see which one works best. Or I can find a Premium Plugin that will do exactly what I want with more features.
Result = Cheaper, Faster, Probably Easier.
Reason Two – It’s Popular
Yes, I know I said this in the beginning, but the fact that it runs on almost every website you visit means that there are a lot of people that are building websites with WordPress.
Why is this a benefit to you?
Because in the unfortunate event your web guru decides to run off and disappear, never to be heard from again, your website is built on a very popular platform. It will be much easier to find someone who will be able to take over your site when it uses WordPress as opposed to some other system.
Reason Three – It’s Easy
Please don’t misunderstand me. When I say it’s easy, I don’t mean that it’s easy for you as a consumer to go ahead and start building websites. (For more info on that, I really suggest reading this article.) There is a learning curve for the end user, BUT as a developer, it’s easier to do things in WordPress then other systems.
There is plenty of documentation out there, and you can pretty much find a tutorial on anything if you ever get stuck.
How does this help you?
Well, similar to my first example, if you ask to get something done, as a developer, there is a large chance that we won’t have to custom code something.
Let’s say you want to add a membership section to your website. Depending on what your needs are, there’s a large chance that you won’t have to spend $1000’s of dollars to have one set up. Why? Because there are plenty of plugins that may work, right out of the box for you.
Result = Maybe cheaper but definitely faster.
Bonus Reason – Google Likes It
I’m serious. Type any keyword in Google, and check out the top 10 – 20 results. I guarantee that you’ll find at least one WordPress site. Even when I switched my site over to WordPress, I immediately saw a traffic increase, and I saw an even bigger bump when I installed a specific framework (I’ll get into that in another post). Check out An Seo Secret You Would Have Never Guessed
WordPress is like Google Food.
Additional Notable Reasons
- It’s a CMS so if you choose to do so, you can log in and edit all the content yourself.
- You can sync it to Social Networks.
- There’s really nothing you can’t do
So in the year 2014, if you’re not yet using WordPress to power you’re website, my suggestion is, do it. You won’t regret it.*
*You won’t regret it if you hire someone who knows what they’re doing, don’t be duped into people that promise the world and charge nothing for it, that’s a fairy tale.