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Top 10 reasons to use WordPress [Beginner’s Guide]

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As a beginner, it is tough to decide which platform to use for the development of a website or blog. There are many open source platforms such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Magento and it is very confusing for the beginners to decide which CMS to use for their blog or website. It’s a very daunting task for fresh bloggers to choose a content management system. Here in this article, I would let you know the top 10 reasons to use WordPress with respect to other CMS discussed above.

So right now do not worry about the CMS for your blog or website. Before going into detail let me tell you that this blog is made on WordPress, so here we would explain to you the top 10 reasons to use WordPress.

Before choosing a CMS, you should consider the following.

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Reasons To Use WordPress For Your Website

Below are the top 10 reasons to use WordPress for your website.  So, let’s see the benefits of using this fantastic content management system.

1. Free and open source

top 10 reasons to use wordpress

WordPress is an open source and widely used free software. The popularity of this content management system is so much that around 35% of the World Wide Web consists of WordPress. So, Imagine the power of WordPress even the big companies, for example, The New Yorker, BBC America, Tech Crunch, Bloomberg Professional, Sony Music, MTV News, and much more use WordPress to represent their services to the customers

2. Free themes

Free Theme: top 10 reasons to use wordpress

In WordPress, you can develop a website in three ways. Firstly you can use free themes from the WordPress repository and can build a beautiful website.

Secondly, you can develop a WordPress site through coding if you have skills in programming languages like HTML, CSS, and PHP. In addition to this, if you do not have coding skills, then there are many freelancers available in the market, who can build a WordPress website. You can take their services as well.

The third option is that you can also buy a customized theme. There are many companies such as ThemeForest and Colorlib. They develop a beautiful WordPress theme. So according to your blog or business requirements you can buy from such organizations.

3. Security

wordpress is secure: top 10 reasons to use wordpress

WordPress.org updates its software frequently to provide better services and security. There are also many third-party add-on security Plugins available in the repository which you can use to protect your website from hackers. Few of them are wordfence, itheme security and many more.

4. Ecommerce

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WordPress is not only for blogging. You can also use this software to build a good looking ecommerce website. To make ecommerce shop you would need to install the woo commerce plugin. After the installation, you can easily set up your estore.

5. Seo friendly

This content management system is flexible even you can do SEO with much ease. For SEO there are two popular Plugins, these are Yoast SEO and All in one SEO. These two Plugins have million of installations.

6. Easy to use and understand

WordPress is straightforward to use and understand. Even a non-technical person can easily understand WordPress and can start using it. To work with WordPress, you do not need to be technical. If you know HTML, CSS, and PHP, it would give you an extra advantage and would help you understand WordPress well.

7. Mobile Friendly

Due to the latest algorithm update of Google, it is penalizing and not giving rank to that website which is not mobile friendly. If you go with WordPress, you won’t face an issue related to responsiveness because WordPress is already a mobile-friendly CMS.

8. SCHEDULE POST

The best part of the WordPress is that you can schedule your posts. You can post according to your convenient time.    

9. Multi-user

WordPress is multi user

WordPress is multi-user open source software. You can assign users a different type of roles. Given below is the list of default users in WordPress.

1.Administrator

When you create a website you become an administrator by default. The administrator has full control of the website’s backend. Given below is a list of tasks controlled by the administrators:

When you create a website you become an administrator by default. The administrator has full control of the website’s backend. Given below is a list of tasks controlled by the administrators:

  • They can update, delete any posts or content.
  • They can also Manage Plugins and Theme.
  • Can delete other user accounts.
  • Can edit the code manually.

Amongst all the users’ administrator is the strongest and dominant user role and should be rarely assigned to any other account. If you give someone else this role, you are giving them the power of your website. So allocate this role wisely.

2. Editor

Here, if any user is assigned as an editor he/she would be able to create, manage, delete, update and publish post and pages of the website. An editor is also authorized to moderate comments and manage category and links, but they would not have the powers like an administrator.

3.Author

An author has less permission level as compared to the editor. The author has permission to update, delete, and publish their posts. The author’s primary role is to create content and publish their posts.

4.Contributor

The contributor’s job is minimal. They can only read the post and can delete and edit their posts. Their posts are saved as a pending post and submitted for review. Once the editor or administrator publishes the post, they would not be able to edit the content hence after.

5. Subscriber

Subscribers can only manage their profile and read all the posts on the site as well.

6. Super Admin

This function applies to just multisite installations. Multisite is a unique feature of WordPress which allows a user to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Super admin may create a new site, remove users, and may handle all Plugins and themes.  The admin is the maximum degree of accessibility that may be supplied to a WordPress installation.

9. Editor

With the latest release of WordPress version, it has shifted from classical editor to Gutenberg editor. The latest editor works on the block and is user-friendly. Using this new editor, you can easily create a beautiful layout of your site.

Gutenberg Editor

10 Robust Community:

WordPress has an active community, as we discussed earlier that 35% of the internet consists of WordPress websites. Since there are millions of WordPress users, so the community is also vast. If you face any problem, you can take the support of the community.

So, according to me, these are the top 10 reasons to use WordPress for your website. Other reasons are: Ready to use, customizable, multimedia support, third-party software integration, social media integration, and you can publish content immediately, easy to understand dashboard and many more.

Summary:

In last I would like to conclude that here we have only discussed the top 10 reasons to use WordPress.

There are also many reasons to use WordPress which cannot be discussed in a one go. Before finishing, I would also like to let you know that WordPress has an automatic update system. The version gets automatically updated when the latest version gets released. Thus it helps to enhance the WordPress site security and performance.

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