So, is WordPress a good platform for you to use to create your own website? My opinion would be yes especially having used it since its infancy. It was released to the world on May 27th, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg, and Mike Little and is built on PHP and MySQL. They recognised a need for an elegant, well-architected online publishing platform and WordPress was born.
It’s now positioned as the most popular CMS (Content Management System) platform which powers nearly 35% of all the worlds websites. The big benefit to any business is that it is free to download and use. This is because it is licensed under the General Public License (GPLv2 or later) which provides four core freedoms.
- The 1st Freedom – To run the program for any purpose.
- The 2nd Freedom – To study how the program works and change it to make it do what you wish.
- The 3rd Freedom – To redistribute.
- The 4th Freedom – To distribute copies of your modified versions to others.
So, what are the key benefits of using WordPress?
Its a beginner level platform, which can easily be learned as you’ll not need any knowledge of coding to create a high-quality website. It’s also very powerful allowing you too customise every element and add some great functionality.
There are thousands of themes available allowing you to create a fantastic looking website, which you can change and update easily so your website grows with your online presence.
There are also loads of plugins available which allow you to add almost any feature you could ever want to your website. Such as contact forms, social media integration, payment systems, membership platforms, Image galleries, etc. the list is endless.
Whether you host with WordPress themselves or use another web hosting company its security features we provide you with peace of mind. Security updates are regular and there are also a plethora of security plugins to protect and back at your website.
Last but not least… it’s a great platform for getting you ranked with the leading search engines such as Google. There are a number of plugins that are specifically designed to improve your website SEO and attract the right visitors.
Having had many years of experience of using WordPress as well as delivering training to people on how to use it I would thoroughly recommend it. There’s so much support and help available online giving you access to experts as well as people that are still learning the platform. Just watch the below video…
WordPress – www.wordpress.org
WordPress tutorials – https://learn.wordpress.com/
WPBeginners website – https://www.wpbeginner.com/
WP101 – https://www.wp101.com/
Yoast – www.yoast.com