WordPress. A platform you’ve probably heard of for a long time, if you’ve been looking for information on how to design a website for yourself or your business.
It’s also possible that you already use WordPress, and with the rise and popularity of static content generators like Jekyll, Hugo, Gatsby JS, or website design platforms like Wix, Weebly, Shopify, etc., you’re wondering which one to use from now on.
To help you make a decision when developing your website, here are 5 reasons why you should consider using WordPress in 2021.
1. WordPress is Free
Although you may hear discussions among the “experts”, WordPress is indeed an open source platform and totally free.
WordPress has been around since about 2003. It has a global community of contributors to its development, improvements and updates.
We briefly explain the difference between the two.
WordPress.com is the version of this platform where you can host your website content on WordPress servers.
It is a solution for beginners and for small projects and hobbies. We do not recommend it if you want to develop a website for your business or if you plan to grow and have many visitors to your site.
WordPress.org is the version of WordPress that you can download and host on your own web server.
In this version you have full control of your website, advanced plugins or extensions and it is adaptable to almost any industry in which you want to develop your website. Because of this, it is the version of WordPress we recommend.
Note: While it is true that the WordPress platform is free, it is very likely that you will have certain costs. The hosting for your website is not free, nor is the purchase of the domain name.
You can get inexpensive hosting packages, starting as low as $2.99 per month, to superior hosting packages in performance and speed that can cost you hundreds of dollars per month.
It is also true that plugins are free, however, some advanced features can lead you to incur additional costs, which in most cases, are worth it to improve the user experience of your website.
The same goes for themes. There are many free themes and many paid themes, known as premium themes, which have extended features and additional enhancements.
2. SEO for your website is easy
In WordPress, search engine optimization (SEO) is very easy to perform with the help of plugins like Yoast SEO. Keyword selection, meta description, slug URL, Schema.org descriptions and image optimization with plugins like Optimole make SEO a breeze for you.
3. It’s adaptable to almost any type of project
WordPress was originally created with the intention of creating blogs, but over time it evolved and now you can create sites for:
- Business websites
- Personal blogs
- E-commerce websites
- Review sites
- Membership sites
- Course and tutoring sites
- Job Board
- Real estate directories
- Business directories
- Wiki style pages
- Question and answer pages
- Classified ads
- Video streaming similar to YouTube
- Non-profit pages
In short, WordPress adapts to almost any need you may have with your startup or actual business.
4. Supports many types of multimedia
WordPress supports almost all types of image, video and document formats.
You can directly integrate Spotify playlists, YouTube videos, as well as PodCasts from various platforms such as Google PodCasts or SoundCloud.
5. It’s easy to learn
The learning curve is another reason why you should use WordPress. After WordPress is installed on your web server, the interface is very easy to use.
The initial screen of your WordPress dashboard is very simple. In the left section of the screen are the menu for editing everything, and the rest of the screen is the editing center. In short, it is very easy to use.
This post is not a WordPress course, so I won’t go into detail on how to use everything. However, we will be running a free step-by-step course for beginners and advanced users soon. This course is updated to the latest trends for 2021.
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