If you are someone into website development then you might have heard about WordPress. WordPress is a content management system or in short, CMS. These services will help you build and manage your own website without having to stress too much on codes and other languages for developing websites. The main advantage of using WordPress is that you are not required to touch a single line of code to develop or maintain the site, everything can be controlled with the help of some amazing themes and plugins which comes with visual page builders, which we will talk about in the latter part of the article.
Why select WP as your Website Platform?
In this article, you will find some quality reasons why you should select WordPress as your website platform and how easy is it to manage and maintain your website without hiring anyone. You can do everything on your own which will save you some bucks as well.
FREE to use
WordPress is 100% Free to use and you are not required to purchase any license or pay anything in order to get access to WordPress. WordPress is completely free but not the hosting and domain name. We will need hosting space and domain name for our website. For that we will have to pay some money and that's it. As long as the platform is free it saves a lot of our money which can be then put to add new functionalities to WordPress powered websites by adding premium themes and plugins.
You are in control of everything and you can decide how your website should look. You are not required to design your website by writing thousands of lines of code. All you have to do is search for your favorite WordPress Theme and install it. Once installed, customize the theme according to your need and you are all good go. There are thousands of free themes in the official WordPress Repo and you can get it for free. If you want even more features and custom options then you can purchase from premium WordPress themes from a marketplace like Themeforest and add it to your website.
This is my favorite part of WordPress, Plugins. You can add new plugins to your website to add any sort of feature of your choice. Let's say that you are having an education website and add a quiz option in your site, you can easily add it to your website by searching for any free quiz plugin for WordPress in the official repo. I am sure you will find tons of quality plugins that are free and simple to use. If you need advanced customization options and features then you can go with the Premium option can get some advanced plugins that will satisfy your needs.
There's literally nothing that cannot be done with a WordPress site in comparison with a regular website created by another platform. Adding new themes and especially plugins will let you add any new feature to your website without writing any complex codes. And the best part is that all of this is 100% FREE.
Now, you might have got some idea why a lot of developers prefer using WordPress CMS instead of some other CMS like Drupal, Joomla, Wix, etc. Almost 21% of the total Websites on the Internet are actually powered by WordPress, which is insane. Just think about the numbers. Some popular authority websites like IPEE World, TechCrunch, etc are powered by Self Hosted WordPress platform.
If you are about to start a new website for any need, then my first suggestion will be to use WordPress, anyway.