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March 1, 2016

Why I Use WordPress

I used WordPress to build my website, and I think you should too.

Of course, this is only my personal opinion, and if you’re building a website, you’re the only person who can ultimately decide which content management system is right for you. But here are a few reasons why I think WordPress is a worthwhile option for a variety of needs.

It’s not going anywhere.

WordPress powers 25% of the internet right now— and yes, you read that right. 1 in 4 websites you’ll find on the internet are powered by WordPress. That by far makes it the most used content management system.

This kind of staying power means that it’s unlikely you’ll need to transfer your website to a different content management system if you’re using WordPress.

WordPress is open source.

Basically, what this means is that WordPress isn’t proprietary. There are multiple developers working on it every day to make sure it’s secure and operating well. And you can build a simple website for free, since it’s open source.

It’s easy to use.

WordPress is designed to be very user-friendly; if you can use Microsoft Word, you can figure out the basics of WordPress.

If you’re comfortable with the interface, you can even do a good amount of editing yourself. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out training or even hiring someone to manage it for you.

I’ve found WordPress to be a great way to create a website. Depending on your needs and skill level, you may be able to whip up a free, basic website in an afternoon, and who doesn’t love that? If you’re looking for something more complex or don’t have the time to learn how to operate the system, it may make sense to hire someone to put your ideas out into the world.

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