WordPress is definitely the best Content Management and Website Development platform there is. It has an unquestionable reputation and is home to some of the World’s largest Websites including Forbes that has a monthly traffic of 20 million users. It’s that amazing. If you are not yet using WordPress, here are some of the reasons why you might need to migrate ASAP.
- It is Open Source
This is one of the best things I love about WordPress. It is Open Source. What this entails is that there are hundreds, if not thousands of developers all around the world who are working each and every day to improve the system. It’s not limited to a single company and that makes it difficult to compete with. The open source nature of WordPress makes it more secure and interesting as it is updated frequently, in most cases on a monthly basis. By not using WordPress, you would be losing out on a lot of potential benefits.
- Great for SEO
It’s not a secret, SEO or Search Engine Optimization is the heartbeat of Internet Marketing and the lifeblood of any website. Without doing proper SEO, there is no way your website can gain that much traction. As I said in the point above, there are thousands of developers who work on a daily basis to make WordPress a real internet machine and one the things the developers have been working on are features that make Search Engine Optimization easier. If you are a bit familiar with the WordPress community in general, then I’m certain you’ve come across something known as Yoast, a plugin that makes SEO easier. It analysis, in real time whatever text you are writing on your site and predicts how the content will fare in terms of SEO giving you the opportunity to make adjustments if need be.
- Plugins, Plugins, Plugins
If you have been reading from the beginning, then you are already familiar with Yoast, the most popular WordPress plugin. There are a lot more, tens of thousands more. Plugins are simply WordPress extensions that enhance the functionality of your site in a simple way. If you are looking to develop an ecommerce site, then you can use the WordPress plugin named WooCommerce that helps you manage your store with ease and also gives you real time stats that you can use for tracking the progress you are making with your store.
In Conclusion, if you are not yet convinced whether or not you should migrate to WordPress, here is the final blow, WordPress is now being used by over 40 million websites globally. Some of the sites using WordPress include Forbes, Techcrunch and Mashable. Make it a point to migrate to WordPress this 2018, get in touch if you want to know how.