As you are reading this article, I can assume you have already chosen this amazing CMS called WordPress as your trusted platform. But why?
Why are there so many people choosing WordPress rather than traditional websites? If you have ever asked yourself the same question, well, I am here to give you the most reasonable answers! According to expandedramblings, 26% of all websites in the world are powered by WordPress, together with 50,000 new WordPress websites added daily. And these numbers are certainly rising as days go by! See how WordPress is loved by citizens of the Earth yet?
However, some people do not think so and explain: “WordPress is all about blogging!”. Well, this is one myth I would like to solve. Just so you know, WordPress is not a blog software, it is a CMS (Content Management System) that can be used to build blogs, yes that is the truth. But it can also be used to create wonderful websites. BBC America, Sony Music, and MTV News are just several among the big brands using WordPress for their websites!
If the figures and names above cannot convince you, maybe the reasons below will do the job! It is not fair at all to see WordPress still getting underrated after all of its achievements, so I am going to spill out the truth about why WordPress is so much better than static websites!
- WordPress Helps You Save
- No Special Skills are Required
- WordPress Will not Cost You Much
- Its Design Flexibility is Impressive
- It Enables SEO Friendliness
- Security is Guaranteed
- Various Plugins are Ready to Help
- WordPress Never Stops Getting Better
- It Allows Great Communication with Visitors
- Your Industry Authority will be Boosted
Sounds nice, doesn’t it?! It’s time for us dig deeper and see how awesome WordPress can get!
WordPress Helps You Save
When I say “save”, I don’t mean only money or time, but both. Yes, using WordPress not only allows you to cut down on the money you would spend for a traditional website but also the amount of time. First, with WordPress, you do not need to hire a developer to add content since you can totally do it yourself. WordPress works in a very logical way, in which whatever content you input will automatically be displayed on the front-end. Moreover, WordPress tutorials are always available on the Internet, thus, with a little effort, you will learn how to use WordPress in no time.
What does this mean? Well, being able to control the website yourself will let you manage your own time without depending on others. Time is money. Therefore, by handling your own text, photos, and videos, you will actually save a lot both time and money.
No Special Skills are Required
You may know this already, that WordPress is super duper easy to use!
For beginners, I can assure you that WordPress will not take you long to learn. In fact, it has a detailed online manual that provides new users with all the essential support. As soon as you get the most fundamental ideas as how to use WordPress, you will find it silly ever to think about using a static website rather than WordPress. Really, why should you confuse yourself with something that requires the knowledge of a professional when all you need is WordPress? However, I should remind you that unless you have some developing skills, do not go so far as editing the files, because that may break your website!
WordPress Will not Cost You Much
WordPress is open-source, which means that it is totally free! Apart from the little expense you have to spend on your hosting service and domain name (which apparently will not cost you more than a couple of coffee cups a month), your WordPress website barely needs anything else. That is not to mention the abundant free resources available for you to learn about WordPress.
Its Design Flexibility is Impressive
While users normally buy premium themes or root for free themes from the WordPress library to ensure the consistency throughout pages of their websites, they can also utilize a different theme and page layout for each page. What is more, with WordPress, it is also possible to maintain the same layout with a different color as well. It is not a rare thing to see a developer using multiple design layouts within their website to show their creativity.
You see, whatever you want when it comes to website design, WordPress can satisfy you. Whether you demand a consistent design or a multi-layout, multi-styled website, you can get it with WordPress.
It Enables SEO Friendliness
Simply explained, WordPress blog codes are constructed so consistently and without the abundant HTML code and that makes Google spiders find them very tempting for indexing. Thus, you only need some other ingredients of the search engine optimization and then your WordPress website will be next in line to be indexed. Also, with the help from a trusted SEO plugin and the right set up, you will increase the chances of your pages appearing in top search results.
This is also one important point to remember when discussing the differences between a traditional website and a WordPress one!
Security is Guaranteed
Many people still hold the belief that a WordPress website cannot be as safe as a static one, and that idea is not necessarily true. The anti-WordPress group usually accuses WordPress of being prone to hacking because of the use of plugins. To some extent, this is unavoidable because bad plugins do create security holes that can be used by hackers to get into your website. However, as long as you make sure to have the “hardening” process during your website’s installation, then its security will no longer be a problem.
Want to hear another truth? Your WordPress website can be even more hacker-proofed than a traditional website if you have the right developer!
Various Plugins are Ready to Help
With a powerful community behind, WordPress users never really have to worry if anything goes wrong or if they need assistance. At the very moment, there are thousands of enthusiastic WordPress developers who try hard to figure out your needs and make equivalent plugins to solve them. Whatever you can come up with in your mind, there are plugins available. Just do some research and I believe your website will be supplemented with some very cool features.
If I were a traditional website owner, I would envy you for that.
WordPress Never Stops Getting Better
Talking about WordPress, we cannot fail to mention the regular updates! The devoted people of WordPress never give up on making it a better and better CMS by releasing updates very frequently with all the bugs fixed and new features added. Furthermore, users don’t even need to pay close attention, because they will let us know of the update right after it arrives. Sounds cool, right?! To be honest, I really do appreciate their efforts in this regard!
It Allows Great Communication with Visitors
With a typical static website, the communication between website owners and visitors is very much one-way, but that is no longer the case if you switch to WordPress. Instead of adding a “contact us” page on your traditional website, you can communicate in a two-way fashion with anonymous customers as well as visitors through the blog comments. You know what is another thumbs-up for this comment section? Well, whenever someone mentions the keywords in the comments, your search positioning will also get better.
Two-way communication with potential customers and getting free SEO assistance from the public, who can say no to such a bargain?
Your Industry Authority will be Boosted
When it comes to enhancing your industry authority, WordPress is at a whole new level compared to traditional websites! Why is that? It is simply because static, or traditional websites, usually take you quite so long to create and format new content, while that very same process only lasts 5 seconds with WordPress! Therefore, using WordPress, you can publish more posts regarding what is happening within your industry and what your opinions about them are in a shorter time span. Due to this, the bond between you and your audience will be strengthened much more quickly than with a static website.
Remember that, to increase industry authority, speed means everything!