Why is WordPress More Popular in These Days ?
WordPress is a free and Open-Source Content Management System.(CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server that is either part of an Internet hosting service or a network host in its own right. The first case may be a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case could be a computer running the software package WordPress.org.A local computer may be used for single-user testing and learning purposes. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 27.5% of the top 10 million websites as of February 2017.
WordPress is reportedly the most popular website management or blogging system in use on the Web,supporting more than 60 million websites. WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little.
Before we get into the meat of the actual reasons why we feel WordPress is so great, let’s clear up another myth while we’re at it: A blog is a website…a website is a blog. There is NO difference.
Blogs just have a few more cylinders under the hood, if I was to use a metaphor. In fact, I wrote a blog post that suggested your WordPress website is the very heart of ALL of your Internet marketing efforts.
Why WordPress websites are better than traditional websites
(1) Save Money — No longer do you need to send the most basic text changes to your designer or even have your designer add new pages or blog posts for you.
(2)Speed of Communication — Since you don’t have to wait a few days for your designer to make basic changes, the content on your website can be altered immediately by you, thereby giving your website visitors the most timely and current details possible.
(3)Design Consistency — WordPress uses a themed approach to design and layout.
(4)Design Flexibility — If I bring up “consistency” as a benefit, then I should also include design flexibility. Not only can you have a single theme to provide the consistency you may want, but WordPress also provides powerful flexibility so that you could have a whole different theme and/or layout for every single page of your website…if you really wanted to. More commonly requested is to have sections of websites have a similar layout with different color themes, which is much easier to achieve. I’ve worked with some high-end professional speakers, though, who have demanded multiple design layouts within the same site to display their on-stage presentation creativity, for example. Even in those cases, WordPress has proven to be capable of providing diverse design throughout the website. Mobile Readiness.
(5)WordPress automatically recognizes if a person is viewing the site through a web browser or mobile device and configures the content to be viewed on either. Easy Setup for Mobile Responsive — Notice in the “mobile readiness” benefit, I didn’t describe WordPress as an out-of-the-box “mobile responsive” software. You have to use a mobile responsive theme, a plugin that converts your site’s appearance to mobile responsive or customize your CSS file(s) manually for true mobile responsiveness. And, don’t forget that you will need a mobile responsive design to achieve a truly mobile responsive WordPress website. My point is that WordPress gives you options for producing a mobile responsive website and that is one of the greatest reasons WordPress should be considered. The trend in website design these days is to create your website to be viewed on mobile devices first…and desktops and laptops a far distant second. Can you believe we’ve come to that??!
(6)Better Time Management — Add content and then schedule those posts to publish on your site on whatever day and time you want.
(7)Ease of Membership Site Rollout — With the addition of a few plugins, a WordPress blog can evolve into a full service membership site with as many levels as you would like.
(8)Social Networking Friendly — Automatically integrate your blog posts with social media like Twitter, facebook, Linkedin instead of having to go to each one, login, and make a post that you’ve just added something new to your website. [2016 Update: We do not advise auto-posting from blog to social. Customizing your posts for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and including your URL link in the post produces much better engagement results.] Engage with Current Media .
(9) Creative Welcoming — Integrate any design within an hour or two in comparison to other CMS Content Management System.tools that all look alike because of their stringent design constraints.
(10)Ultimate in SEO Friendliness — The construction of WordPress blog code is consistent and streamlined without excessive HTML code that Google finds very inviting for indexing. Sure, it’s not as streamlined code as manually coding out a website. But, as long as you provide the other essentials of search engine optimization,
(11)Inspiring to Get Involved — Participating by adding posts and pages and managing your own content becomes “fun.” I’ve convinced numerous clients to finally embrace the opportunity that blog posting offers…especially when they add video to their posts!
(12)Search Engine Magnetism– As a result of your inspiration to post content more often, your frequency of contribution will attract Google robots and other search engines like magnets. The robots will search your entire site every day looking for new content and new pages and changes they can index. New pages get indexed in hours or even MINUTES when you commit to adding new content over time. Many of our HereNextYear posts have been published and displayed on Google’s organic search in under 10 seconds! Try that with a traditional website!