WordPress was a hot favorite right from the start in 2003 when blogging has been just a free way to get your stuff on the Net. From that day until today WordPress has come a long way and for all its fans across the world, it is still the undisputed No.1 blogging platform, and has been powering blogs over the world, from small blogs that are just starting their blogging career, to the world’s biggest blogs who are leaders in blogging.
This is not out of loyalty for the blogging system, but purely on merit that WordPress has, and the features that it had been offering us for years to have a happy and hassle-free blogging experience. Here are 7 super cool reasons why WordPress was and still is the king of blogging platforms:
It is Free to Use
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WordPress was from the beginning a free blogging platform and even after all these years and major improvements along the way, it is still 100 per cent free. It has its embellishments that costs money – which by the way are extremely cost-effective – but if you do not want them, you can have a perfect and professional blog for free.
It is the Most User-Friendly CMS
Any newbie who tried their hands at designing websites would know how completely frustrating it is to get things look the way you envisaged. With WordPress designing is a walk in the park. The designing tools are easy to understand and use and you will feel – after just a few hours – like you have this all your life.
It has a Very Attractive Interface
The interface of WordPress is very appealing to the eye and it is getting better with every day that passes. It is also getting advanced in terms of features that are available from the Admin panel of any WordPress blog. Besides, it offers the ability to keep the content separated on different pages – with WordPress pagination.
It has Mind-Blowing Plugins for Free
This is what makes your blog special and personalized both in functionality and appearance. WordPress has more plugins – and all great – than all the other blogging platforms put together. If for nothing else, this one highly deserving reason why WordPress should be awarded as No.1 blogging platform.
Finding WordPress plugins is also an easy task, be it a free or a premium plugin, and due to the availability of thousands of WordPress plugins, you can always find an alternative to any plugin if you think that the plugin doesn’t suits your blog.
Professional Looking Themes
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The themes of WordPress are excellent. WP has the largest collection of themes – both free and paid ones. The bonus comes when you find that many themes have attached to them some great in-built features. The ones that come as paid, offer some awesome features that would elsewhere cost not hundreds but thousands of dollars. With WordPress, there is something perfect for every taste.
So, spicing up your blog with WordPress themes is like a piece of cake, you just install the theme and activate it features, and you are all set to rock with your blog.
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Best ROI for your Blog
If you want to go professional and get your blog on a host, you can see your own domain name and an exceptionally good looking and functional blog with less than $100 investment annually. No wonder that great names in the blogging-for-money business such as Shoemoney.com and Johnchow.com are using WordPress as their blogging platform. They are the gurus – they would definitely know what they are doing.
Most SEO Friendly
One of the most important functions of a blog/ website is to be visible on the Net; to get high ranking with the search engines. With features such as the ones described below it is no wonder the WP blogs are born SEO friendly:
- Permalinks – where WP creates a perma(nent) link for every posted blog;
- Ping-back tool that literally pings search engines to “inform” about a new post;
- Back pathways that connect every comment you leave anywhere on the Net back to your blog
After knowing all this, do you really still wonder Why WordPress Is The Best Blogging Platform?
Written by James. Edited by Rahul Chowdhury.
This article is written by James. James is an expert blogger on www.websitesociety.com.
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