WordPress is a very powerful blogging software,that can also be used to create websites. Using WordPress is a great tool for the small business owner as it allows you to add pages, delete pages, it also provide excellent search engine optimisation (SEO).
WordPress has made it possible for you to have a professional looking website that you can write, edit and tweak any time you want – Fantasitc:-) Your website is your online introduction about your business, think of it as your online brochure, that will provides information to your potential clients. WordPress is not just for blogging you can build an entire website on it.
The benefit of using WordPress for your website is that it allows you to have control and edit your website yourself with little or no knowledge or technical skill reguired, if you know how to use Microsoft Word, then you can use WordPress.
WordPress is ‘open source’ software. This means it’s free! There are lots of people working on the development of WordPress to improve its performance and increase features and functionality. However you will incur some expense purchasing your hosting.
- WordPress is Cost Effective
Wordpress offers a cost effective solution for designing your company’s website. WordPress as a software is freely available and is free to download. Any company can use it for free for any commercial purpose.
- It is Easy to use
Wordpress is easy to use. It is known for its simplicity. You do not require prior technical experience or skills.
- Benefit from better Search Engine Results
It also great your search engine optimisation (SEO) because of its in build seo feature. Search Engines like look google, as soon as you add new content, the search engines will be alerted.
- Ability to create pages as well posts
Another advantage of using WordPress as a CMS is the flexibility to create both, pages as well as posts within your content. A page is created generally for storing information that will not change frequently, e.g. information about the company, contact information or enquiry form for visitors to your website. For information that will change frequently, you could create a post instead. The ability to create both standard web pages as well blog posts offers a lot of flexibility for organising and presenting content to visitors. You can have a static home page with post-pages behind it. This way the main home page of your website can always be the same like standard websites, while certain sections within your site could contain frequently updated information, articles, or blogs.
- A Do It Yourself approach to website maintenance
Due to its simplicity and ease of use, WordPress provides a Do-It-Yourself approach to maintaining your website.
- Easy to extend
Wordpress also offers many add on features that are available as plugins and widgets. Similarly, many designs and layouts are readily available as free or premium themes. These can also be changed or altered to suit your needs. Many additional features can be added to the website with ease without little or no technical knowledge or experience including shopping cart, polls or image gallery.
- With a WordPress site, you can log in from any computer, any time and from anywhere.
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