There are some other platforms to make a website but today, in this article, we will see why WordPress might be the best option to start with.
1. WordPress is FREE!
You can download and install WP, modify and use as you want without any cost. You only have to spend a little money for the domain and hosting of your website. In the present scenario, almost all the hosting providers provide a free domain for one year with their package. There is a plenty of hosting providers such as: BlueHost, Hostgator, SiteGround and so on starting from less than $1/month.
2. Thousands of professional themes (Free & Paid)
There are almost 2000 free themes available at WP theme directory. Moreover, you can buy thousands of premium themes from various marketplaces. It’s really easy to use these themes so, you don’t have to hire any professional web designer to give your website’s visual a beautiful look a& feel.
3. Mobile Friendly
There was a time when people used to use internet only with computers. But the number of
mobile internet users is just increasing day by day. So, while making a website, you must
consider your website’s mobile friendliness. And WordPress again makes it easy for you.
WordPress website can be browsed from any device very comfortably.
4. Various types of multimedia file formats are supported
Not only TEXT! It gives you the built-in support to add various types of image, video, audio,
PDF, Docs and so on.Another strong side of WP is that it supports the Embed feature. That’s mean, you just have to copy the URL of YouTube videos, Instagram photos, Twitter tweets and other platforms’ contents and paste it to your WP website to Embed that to your website. No more hassles.
5. WordPress is Search Friendly
The codes of WP are written maintaining high-quality SEO Compliance. You can optimize your website using free Plugins like Yoast SEO.
According to Matt Cutts (Google engineer)- “WordPress automatically solves a ton of SEO issues”.
6. It’s popular; WordPress holds almost 60% of the market share!
As of 2018, almost 30% of the total website are made using WordPress! Just imagine, you
are visiting 4 websites and one of them is made with WordPress. And when it comes to CMS platforms, the percentage just gets doubled.
7. You can add any features using Plugins
You can make a beautiful simple blog using WP even you can make a complex website
structure as well for your business. Thousands of free and premium Plugins will help you to
add various features to meet your expectation.
Wanna make an E-commerce store online?-Woocommerce Plugin is there to help you.
Wanna offer any course/tutorial online?-LifterLMS Plugin will ease your job.
There are several Plugins available to add a single feature so, you will have several options
to choose from.
And you can add all these complex functionalities without any coding experience/knowledge!
8. WordPress is safe — The security of WordPress is quite strong
The codes of WP are written considering the security issue. However, like the offline world,
the online world is unpredictable too. So, if anyone wants to make the security stronger, he
may use some free/premium Plugins.