WordPress is the most popular CMS for creating websites and most importantly blogs. The reason of it being so popular and first choice of developers is its flexibility and most importantly you don’t have to pay anything to get the full package of this CMS; you can download it from wordpress.org.
When getting a custom developed website or getting any premium CMS, you have to spend a lot of cash but WordPress, despite being a free CMS offers more flexibility than any other CMS out there.
However, you will still need to pay for web hosting service and domain name for hosting your website which you have to do even you select other CMS or custom website. Even you are not an expert in WP and give a developer to customise it you don’t need to pay too much because the developer needs to do less work.
In some cases when you don’t have a budget and want to run a small site, you can make use of free WordPress hosting services as well where you can get web space for free. 000webhost is a renowned free web host that I would recommend you to use because you get free hosting but the services are premium. However, you will get less space and bandwidth but since you want to run a small site, a free hosting service can do your work. For better specifications, you can upgrade your hosting plan later as well. This way, you have to spend almost nothing to create a website. Further, in this post, I will show you the list of benefits you get when you use WordPress CMS for creating your site.
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As I already mentioned that you don’t have to pay anything to get this CMS. You can download it from www.wordpress.org and upload it to your Web space. You can even install it on your PC using any local server such as XAMPP or WAMP for testing purpose.
When you get a website developed by a developer without using CMS, you have to pay separately for designing as well because at first a website designer creates a design and then developer makes that function. But, in WordPress, it is already functional and when it comes to design, there are tons of free and premium themes available on the internet and WordPress repository which you can choose as per your requirement. However, a bit of customization is needed in order to meet your exact requirements.
Plugins are what make WordPress the best. Plugins are the small programs coded as per WordPress standards which enhance the features of your WP site. For example, to make the blog commenting better, we have used Commentluv plugin that adds something extra to the default commenting. There are security plugins that you can install to tighten your WP site’s security. Similar, there are tons of different plugin for adding and extending features of WordPress.
Since WordPress CMS is fully fledged software for creating a website, you don’t need any coding knowledge required. However, if you know PHP, HTML, and CSS that is added advantage for you as you can mould the CMS the way you want. But basically, you don’t need the coding knowledge to set up a website using WordPress.
SEO is the backbone of any online business because until you rank your site on top of Google search pages, you may not get the profit you strive for. It is SEO which helps you get the top rankings. WordPress is one of the most SEO friendly software for creating websites. There are plugins such as Yoast SEO, All in one SEO, etc. that helps optimize each of the post and page for SEO without much effort.
With the help of various plugins and themes, WordPress can be highly customised. You can not only create a blog but can create even e-commerce sites as well. Even forums can be created. There are almost no boundaries of customisation if you have good knowledge of WordPress.
Most of the WordPress themes you either download or buy are already mobile friendly. Therefore you don’t need to put any extra effort into making your site mobile friendly.
There is a great WordPress community where lots of WordPress enthusiasts are always ready to respond to queries. It is like helping each other where if you know the fix for the problem, you can respond and when you ask something, others who know will reply to fix the issue. This is great because you get awesome support without any cost.
Creating a website with WordPress is a very easy task, and that can be done within few minutes. After setting up, managing the CMS is even easier. That is the reason, people love it, and use it to create their websites.
For me, there is nothing better than WordPress when it comes to website creation software because it’s free, easy to setup and manage, and other great benefits. A basic WordPress site can be easily setup within 5-10 minutes. It is robust and highly secure already but since there are many plugins we use from different authors, there are chances of being hacked if any of those plugins have vulnerabilities. Therefore, always use the safe plugins, and always keep your WordPress, Plugins, and themes versions updated to the latest.
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