Clients and prospects often ask why I use WordPress for website development, so I pulled together the top 7 reasons (and fun facts) you should use WordPress for your website.
1. WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS)
WordPress.org is a content management system that is self-hosted, open source and free! You can download WordPress core files and customize the site to fit your personal or business needs. If you can use Word or Google Docs then you can use WordPress.
2. There are two version of WordPress
WordPress.org and WordPress.com and they are not created equal. WordPress.com is a free (or relatively inexpensive) option for freelancers or entrepreneurs who aren’t tech savvy or just need to build a website fast. WordPress.org is a self-hosted version of WordPress that is highly customizable. You’ll need a hosting provider like WP Engine where you can host your WordPress website.
3. 28% of websites are built with WordPress
According to WordPress.org, 28% of the web uses WordPress including Mercedes, TechCrunch, Vogue, Bloomberg Professional and more.
4. WordPress is not a Corporation
WordPress is open-source software, which means anyone can view the code and even contribute to WordPress core to help with improvements, potential vulnerabilities, and more.
5. WordPress has Free Community Based Support
Since WordPress is an open-source community project support is available for free in most instances. Visit the official WordPress support forum for answers to common issues with WordPress.
6. WordPress is Older Than Facebook and Twitter
WordPress was started in 2003 with a single line of code. Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004, and Twitter was launched on March 21, 2006.
7. WordPress is Widely Used Around the World
WordPress is used by schools, governments, non-profits, and businesses all around the world. WordPress is available in 68 languages and supports WordCamp Events (community-based events for WordPress users and developers) in 41 countries.
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