CMS or content management system is defined as “a software that facilitates creating, editing, organizing, and publishing content. WordPress is a Content Management System. It allows you to create and publish your content on the web. Although it is mostly used for web publishing, it can be used to manage content on an intranet, or in a single computer.” (medium.com)
For startups who wish to integrate their business in a more modern way, building a website should be their first option. But how, you might ask. It should be through WordPress and here are the reasons why web designers and programmers are swearing on it.
1. Availability and Accessibility
First off, it’s free. From the words of WordPress themselves; “WordPress is an open source software. It is free in the sense of freedom not in the sense of free beer. You may ask what is the difference between these two? Open Source software comes with freedom for you to use, modify, build upon, and redistribute the software in any way you like.”
And it’s accessible anytime and anywhere. Just Google it and a few clicks, you’ll have WordPress on your desktop.
2. Safe and Stable
Of course, everyone wants a stable, and safe-from-threats website. WordPress has security plugins that assure stability and ease of use. And unlike other CMS that you have to pay for a little upgrade in features, WordPress has a lot of user-friendly features for free!
3. SEO Benefits
What’s the sense of your website and its content if Google will not recognize it, right? WordPress also contributes to the website’s race towards the top of the Google Rank as you can use permalinks that consist of keywords, add RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds, create categories, optimize images, pin new posts or articles, create tags and install Google Maps.
4. There is a Community Support
This is ideal, especially for startups. It is indeed exhausting if you’re out there alone setting up your website and no one to ask for help.
WordPress has a global community where you can meet and talk with people who encounter the same difficulties and ask for a solution. It serves as a big support system that aims on creating an efficient website.
Options. There are over 30,000 unique and free plugins available for everyone to use. Imagine the options, there is little chance that you and your competitors will use the same, right?
According to the W3Tech survey, WordPress’s market share is at 59%. This makes it the largest CMS. There is no doubt that WordPress is being widely used on the website and it is all because of its features. Thanks to its developers, the content management system has been easier to achieve and accessible for every starting business person.