The Top 5 Benefits Of WordPress

The Top 5 Benefits Of WordPress

The Top 5 Benefits Of WordPress

I’m going to keep this post short, sweet, and to-the-point.top 5 benefits of wordpress

Lot’s of people ask me if it’s really necessary for them to have a dedicated wordpress website, of if it’s alright if they build their website using something like Blogger or Wix.

Here’s the bottom line: If you are serious about your website, and you want to see it perform at it fullest potential then you will experience FAR better results if you set yourself up with a full-fledged wordpress website from the very beginning.

 

What’s The Big Deal?

The “convenient” websites like Blogger and Wix are great for people who just want to create a simple blog website that they can use to share their stuff with family and friends. Those websites are designed to be super easy to build and to flatten the learning curve.

Essentially, those platforms are intended to be used as a hobby, and not so much professionally. The benefit to using websites like Blogger, is that they make it easy for a very large group of people to get online and get their message out there to people that they already know.

Now, if you are interested in building a blog website with the intention of monetizing it, or if you are trying to attract a large audience to your website organically, then you would be very wise to set yourself up with a wordpress website right from the beginning.

 

5 Reasons Why WordPress is Best

1) Themes: WordPress website can take advantage of5 benefits of wordpress “themes”. This allows you to quickly and conveniently change the over all look of your website by simply choosing a pre-designed look. If you want to modify the look and feel of your website, all you have to do is choose and install a new theme. All of your content and creations will still be on the website, but when you pick a new theme, the look of the site will change drastically.

 

 

2) Plug-Ins: These little tools are made available to all benefits of wordpresswordpress users. A Plug-In basically gives your website special functionality when you install it into your website. Say you want to have a form where your visitors can enroll so that they are notified anytime you make a new post – no problem. Or maybe you want to install a pop-up that will allow the user to take notice of a special announcement – no problem. With plug-ins, you have a very easy way to give your website whatever special functionality you want… all without having to master any sort of special coding.

 

3) Updating: With WordPress, you don’t have to worry aboutUpdate
your website becoming out of date. Anytime a new version of the software is available, you are prompted to download the update. From there, you simply choose to install the new version, then everything happens for you automatically. This way, you are sure to always have your website running on the most current version. The internet is constantly changing, and it’s good to know that regardless of what changes occur, you’ll always have a website that is going to be running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

 

4) Organic Traffic: Really, this one should probably be inOrganic the #1 spot. With wordpress, you are building your website using a platform that the search engines LOVE. The fundamental idea with most websites is that you want it to be able to be discovered by people who are searching for your content. Unless your website is set up in such a way that it can be found by the search engines, then you’re kinda out of luck. WordPress is THE way to go if you want your website to be found by people who are searching for it organically. This is HUGE – and for me, this is the reason that I chose WordPress.

 

5) Support: WordPress has fantastic customer support. This Supportcan be a huge benefit to you, especially if you are still at a foundational level with the program. If you have an issue that requires support, you can rest assured that you will be able to get the help you need with WordPress customer service. They’re awesome at what they do. I know, because I still ask them for assistance from time to time, and I’m always amazed at how quickly they respond and how friendly they are.

 

 

 

Serious Blogger = WordPress

The great thing is that the answer of whether you should Businesschoose wordpress or not is really cut-and-dry. All you do is ask yourself if you are in this for a business or a hobby. If the answer is that you are building your website for a business, then you definitely need wordpress. Even if you are building your website as a hobby, I believe that you will ultimately have better results and also give a better user experience if you set yourself up with wordpress from the very beginning.

 

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14 Comments

  1. I’d like to add that I feel that WordPress is especially great for first time users. I love all the points that you made. When I was getting started I had no idea what it took to build a website, but with word press it’s all step by step and very intuitive. You can easily customize your website so that it reflects your personality and the software will also update with just one click.

    Great article, just wanted to add my own thoughts in there as well.

    Awesome website by the way! Keep up the great writing. 😉

    ~ Richard

    Reply
    • Richard,

      Thanks for the supporting comment Sir. In my mind, after trying a few alternatives, I’ve definitely settled on the idea that WordPress is the very best platform for any serious blogger.

      I do love the flexibility the WordPress provides so that you can truly make your website reflect your personality. To me, that really makes your visitors have a good understanding of the writer.

      Cheers!

      Reply
  2. I’ve tried many other website systems. I’ve used Yola, Blogger, Wix, and WordPress. I can say WordPress and Wix were the best of them. I felt like Wix was better in designing and themes, but WordPress is better in widgets and plugins.

    I do agree that WordPress would ultimately be the best in terms of making the search engines happy.

    Right now, all my sites are set up on WordPress. So yeah.

    Reply
    • Mahmood,

      I’ll tell you, you do have a point in that Wix was good for designing themes. Wix definitely has the “pretty factor” going for them in some respects – and I think that’s a big part of what attracts so many people to that platform initially.

      For the people who stick with blogging long enough to run into certain limitations though, I think they will soon be searching for a Wix-Alternative. It’s in those cases, especially, where I think they would have done better just to start the ball rolling with WordPress in the first place.

      Thanks for reading about the top 5 benefits of WordPress.

      Glad you liked the article!

      Reply
  3. This is a great article you have here about WordPress. I have to agree with you 100%. I have tried other platforms and got now where with them. Yes they were user friendly for someone like me just starting out… but I got no traffic.

    Since I have switched over to WordPress I get tons of traffic… with less work. That too me is so much worth it. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
    • Tanya,

      Glad to hear that you enjoyed the top 5 benefits of WordPress.

      Yep – that was my experience as well. I spent days creating a shiny new website, and MAN it looked great. After some time passed though, I too found myself lacking traffic.

      That’s exactly what prompted me to begin searching for better options as well.

      Reply
  4. Hey Ben!

    Great post about WordPress! Clear and to the point.

    6 months ago I built a website using Wix. It was easy and fun and the result looked quite nice but, like you said, it never brought any organic traffic and looked more like a website used for a hobby… Which was not what I wanted!

    Then a close friend introduced me to WordPress. I learned it from scratch and it realized it was quite easy to use and it enabled me to customized my website to make it look really professional. And to monetize it! =) Which was what I wanted all along!

    I love WordPress and I can spend hours looking at the beautiful themes… No matter what I want to do with my website to make it more fun or appealing I know I’ll find a plugin for it. There’s an application for everything but there’s a plugin for everything as well!! =D

    Anyway, good job and all the best!

    Sarah

    Reply
    • Yep – that’s the way I look at it as well.
      Wix is great for getting your feet wet and learning the basics about running a website and writing content, but when you really want to buckle down and create something that will generate an income – you’ll have WAY more options and WAY more success with the WordPress platform.

      Reply
  5. I’ll be honest here – when I first started out with WordPress I found it nothing more than a confusing mess. I had been used to the more modular website builders which of course are a lot easier to use. Several years down the line and I wouldn’t swap wordpress for any other builder – it really is a top professional option. Love this article by the way – you covered some great factors.

    Reply
    • Chris,

      Yeah, the “modular” website builders have their strengths. Mainly in that they are super-user friendly and easy to use. That’s what attracts people to them initially. Trouble is that once people progress a bit further with their skills and such, they will wonder why their website is not producing much traffic.

      The unfortunate truth is that those modular website just aren’t built from a foundational level the way they need to be in order to really function well as an actual BUSINESS website.

      It’s always my recommendation that people just bite the bullet and jump on the WordPress train right from the get-go. Yes, there a bit of a learning curve, but it’s nothing that can’t be worked through, especially with the help of this handy-dandy guide that I created that shows people exactly how to build a WordPress website from scratch.

      Thanks for the kind words, and do check back often!

      Reply
  6. WordPress is definitely legit. You can even customize the code or outsource your website so they can add custom code in all of the themes available. That’s another thing that I like about it. When I want to change a theme all my information transfers over. Also it isn’t that hard to actually learn I think it is rather easy not too complicating at all. Just have to mess around with it a bit.

    Reply
    • Brandon,

      It’s definitely the way to go. I started off with Wix – but found that I had outgrown that platform and was being severely limited by it’s functionality within a span of about 3 months. Migrating everything over from Wix to WordPress was painful and time-consuming. I would have been way better off if I had just gotten set up with WordPress from the beginning instead of going the “easy route” and signing on with Wix.

      Set yourself up with WordPress from the beginning if at all possible. Trust me – you’ll be glad you did.

      From there, I suggest you learn about targeting strategic keywords for your website. This will help you attract the most relevant visitors – which will in turn result in far better conversions. To learn about that, I suggest you read the post about Targeting Low Competition Keywords.

      Thanks for the comment – and keep in touch!

      Reply
  7. I completely agree with you: WordPress is by far the best tool to make a professional-looking website the easiest way! I’m still surprised to see what WordPress can accomplish when it comes to website building. WordPress is really suitable for everybody, from newbie to expert. And the HTML code that WordPress produces is very clean, unlike many blog platforms out there. Very good article!

    Reply
    • Thanks for the comment David.

      The only thing I wish I had done differently, is that I should have gotten plugged into WordPress initially instead of having to “retrofit” my old non-wordpress websites over to the WordPress platform. That was a pain.

      Ever since I migrated everything over, it’s been (mostly) smooth sailing.

      Reply

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