Three Things We Love About WordPress

wordpress-logo-stacked-rgbLooking at one of today’s leading content management systems, WordPress, it currently powers 23% of the internet (WordPress). In 2003, it emerged as a strict blogging-only site. However, it presently hosts more than 74 million websites worldwide with clients including Best Buy, Sony Music, The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, Xerox and more. An attractive aspect of WordPress is its open source platform. This platform allows individuals to freely use, change and share software.

In addition to its unique platform, here a few reasons why we love WordPress:

1. It is extremely user friendly. You don’t have to be a technical whiz to create a website because WordPress allows you to design your own with easy-to-create themes. These range from subtle designs to more complex ones, depending on the nature of the content. In addition, WordPress itself is incredibly simple to navigate.

2. Its on-site forum has developed a huge community. Its forums located directly on-site allow users to discuss, solve, and address issues ranging from everything including plugins, hacks and installations. This accessible support has fostered a community where users can communicate with each other in a matter of seconds.

3. You don’t have to create your own custom design. WordPress has provided the luxury of choosing ready-made, versatile designs for your website. In addition to the plethora of free designs available, you can also pay for a premium plan, which allows additional customization options. $99 a year will get you this, along with a custom domain, an extra 10GB of storage, the suspension of advertisements on your site and other additional goodies.

We’ve discussed a few traits we love about WordPress; what do you adore about the CMS?