5 WordPress Facts and Why You Should Be Using It
WordPress is a content management system(cms) and while many people start using it for blogging, it is so much more and has infinite possibilities. We’ll go over 5 WordPress Facts and why you should be using it.
WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world.
It powers 28.9% of the entire internet.
50-60% of site’s that use a cms are built with WordPress.
WordPress isn’t just for blogging. From a basic website to a large business site, WordPress can handle it.
Plugins allow WordPress to have a quick way of adding a lot of functionality quickly. There are over 50,000 free plugins offered in the official WordPress plugin directory.
What’s The Difference in a Website and a WordPress site? Why Choose WordPress?
On the surface, there’s not a big difference in looking a a finished HTML based website and a WordPress based site.
With a classic HTML site when someone wanted to add or change something, they would have to contact their developer/webmaster and ask for the change/addition to be made. Using WordPress you can easily go in and make a lot of those changes yourself. Whether it’s adding a new post, changing a sidebar ad, updating contact information and more.
The Complicated Part of WordPress
WordPress has a lot of capabilities and therefore it does have a learning curve. It can be frustrating to get everything set up and organized the way that you want if you are brand new to it. This is the part that many people get irritated with, on the positive side though there are solutions available and once it is set up it’s easy to manage.
The Great Part of WordPress
The GREAT part about WordPress is that there is help everywhere. When creating a site you have the option of hiring a designer/developer to help you customize your site as much as you want making t easier for you to use it for then managing your business.
If you want to create the site yourself, you can also do that. The web is full of tutorials and helpful information on how to use WordPress.
Whether you aren’t tech savvy and would rather put your efforts into creating hour content and have someone do the set up for you or if you are tech savvy (or open to some research)and set it up yourself it’s can be done and isn’t nearly as complicated as hand coding html.
Free Themes and Plugins
There are many free Themes and plugins that can get you going or that can even be used as a base to add customizations to and make it your own. A WordPress site doesn’t have to cost you $5000 it can be scaled down (or up) appropriately to your needs.
Start Small, Grow Big
WordPress allows for you to start off small and grow your blog or business. You may start off with a blog and then decide to monetize it with affiliate marketing. or sponsored post then growing to where you offer your own product or service.
Similarly, if you have a business you can grow easily grow your products and services as your business grows.
Need Examples of Big Name WordPress Sites?
WPBeginner list out the 40+ Most Notable Brands that use WordPress. Among them are Tech Crunch, The New Yorker, Mercedes Benz,and even Beyonce…just to name a few.