Maybe you’re reading this and wondering if WordPress is best solution for your website? I’m here to tell you that it most certainly is, and I’ve got five good reasons to prove it:
WordPress is free
It’s an open source software, which means you’re free to use it as you wish without paying a penny. If you just need a basic blog or website, all you really need to pay for is hosting ($100/year or less) and I strongly recommend a premium WordPress theme (around $70).
WordPress is easy to use
Initial setup and customization can be somewhat challenging, but once you learn the basics, using WordPress to publish your content is a cinch. In fact, it’s actually a lot of fun (more on that in coming posts).
WordPress is powerful
Plugins can add a ton of power and functionality to your website that would otherwise be a hassle to set up on your own. For example, Gravity Forms makes it ridiculously easy to set up a data capture from from visitors on your site. This used to be a royal pain in the butt!
WordPress is flexible
You can run a blog, a static website or a hybrid of both — all with WordPress. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg; WordPress also be your online magazine, one-page opt-in form or paid membership site. The possibilities are limitless!
WordPress is widely supported
WordPress has seen tremendous growth thanks to its massive user and developer fan base. In fact, an entire industry has built up around WordPress, complete with theme shops, conferences, blogs, membership sites and more. Because of this, it’s pretty easy nowadays to find people and products to help you out with your own WordPress projects.
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