One of the questions we are often asked is: Why should I use WordPress? Isn’t my old site good enough? Why do I have to migrate to WordPress from another platform? If you ask these questions, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we are going to share five benefits of using WordPress plugins for your website.
What is WordPress?
WordPress manages almost a third of the world’s websites, from small personal blogs to complicated websites of large companies such as Sony, Time Inc., New York Post, and NBC. WordPress is just one of the website builders and content management systems that users can download and install for free. However, it has unique features that make it the most popular content management system today.
WordPress vs. the Competition
WordPress is one of the three most popular website building packages globally, followed by Joomla and Drupal. All are free to download and use, all have various add-ons for specific operations and can be tailored to suit individual users’ needs.
However, both Joomla and Drupal require technical knowledge and knowledge of HTML, CSS, and PHP. Influential users can work at this level with WordPress. But unlike Joomla and Drupal, WordPress also includes features for beginners, so they can quickly build a website without knowing any coding or programming.
Common Misconception about WordPress
One of the most common misconceptions about WordPress is that it is just a blogging platform.
It is not.
Although WordPress acted as a blogging tool, over the years, it has grown into a powerful website builder and content management (SM) system.
The best thing about WordPress is that it is easy to use and flexible enough to create many different types of websites. This is the main reason WordPress has become so popular. According to a recent study, WordPress supports 32.3% of all online sites.
Due to its powerful features, many top brands use WordPress to support their websites, including Time Magazine, Facebook, The New Yorker, Sony, Disney, Target, The New York Times, and more.
Let’s take a look at five key benefits of using WordPress to create your website.
- Easy to Customize with Themes and Plugins
Many people who use WordPress are not website designers or developers. Most people will start using WordPress without any prior knowledge of website design.
WordPress is the perfect solution for those not tech-savvy as you can choose from thousands of free website templates (themes). WordPress is the ideal theme for any website (be it a blog, business website, or online store).
WordPress themes are easy to customize. Many of them have their selection box where you can change colors, upload a logo, change the background, create beautiful sliders, and customize it to your needs without writing any code.
With plugins, you can also add custom features to your WordPress site. WordPress plugins are like programs on your site that allow you to add more advanced features such as analysis, contact forms, a control panel, and more.
In terms of topics, you have access to thousands of free, high-quality add-ons, such as WooCommerce. The WooCommerce plugin enhances your e-commerce like no other. WooCommerce also offers many plugins that support an online WordPress store, such as a WooCommerce product video.
With some WordPress plugins, you can add extra features and make your website an entirely new platform.
- Strong Community Support
This is probably the most significant advantage of using WordPress compared to other platforms.
27% of all websites worldwide use WordPress. Because so many people use it, a large community has been able to thrive and thrive.
If you ever need help, you can find lots of e-books, blogs, online tutorials, message boards, and more to help you get the most out of WordPress. No matter what question you have, someone in the community will know the answer and help you (maybe for free).
The community aspect of WordPress is one of the most valuable and useful aspects of using this CMS.
- Flexible and Adaptable for Changing Needs
Although WordPress was initially designed to aid in blogging and related online posting, it does provide a website for many other purposes. Large multinational companies use WordPress to manage complex websites, small businesses, and personal blogs. WordPress websites can include full-service eCommerce stores, promote a portfolio, or host social media, groups, or podcasts.
Regardless of your business needs, the basic WordPress package offers many primary and high-quality plugins tailored to your site. WordPress also adapts endlessly to the changing needs of your business with its many themes and easy access to source files.
- Ideal for Content Marketing
In an era of internet marketing where fresh content is paramount, a WordPress website takes precedence over traditional ones. In a matter of seconds, you can update your website’s content as often as you want without having to go through a few complicated steps. You can also easily edit your website design, making it the perfect platform for tactical campaigns (like vacation ads, etc.). Additionally, building trust in you and your company can often help keep your content updated.
Another advantage of designing a WordPress-themed website is the perfect integration of social media. You don’t need to sign in to your LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ accounts separately and automatically notify the social media community that you have new content.
- Safe and Secure
WordPress was developed with security in mind and is considered a secure and reliable platform for managing your website. But just like in the real world, the internet can be a dangerous place.
There are cybercriminals out there who want to reach as many websites as possible. To keep your WordPress site safe, there are a few simple things you can do to keep it simple. Please see our step-by-step WordPress security guide for more information.
We use Sucuri on our websites to protect ourselves against common threats like brute force attacks and malware.
Hopefully, this article has answered your question about why you should use WordPress. The best way to experience the full power of WordPress is to use it. Try it and let us know what you think.
Written by Ashlie Lee