Are you planning to build a new website or rebuilding an existing website? Consider using WordPress for your website! There are several great reasons why a WordPress website will give you an edge.
If you have heard of WordPress before, you may be thinking, “well, isn’t WordPress used for blogs?”
Yes, WordPress started out as a platform for creating blogs. However, since its early days, WordPress has developed so much that many people and companies are using it with great success to create websites.
This website was built using WordPress.
Why Use WordPress For Your Website?
There are several reasons why you might want to use WordPress for your website…
WordPress Is Free & Easy To Install
You can download WordPress for free and it is fairly easy to install.
Many website hosts also provide an automated installation script. If you use the script, all you do is answer a few questions and click a button.
If you are not much of a website layout designer, it’s no problem!
WordPress comes with a complete library of free and premium themes to choose from. Premium themes cost money and are usually very good, but if you’re on a tight budget, the library of free themes offers so much that you’re likely to find something you like.
The good themes, and all premium themes, are also search engine optimized. This is great because it means you don’t have to worry about it.
WordPress comes with an extensive library of plugins that you can use to expand the basic functionality that the standard WordPress installation provides. You can add features like contact forms, image galleries, social media integration, SEO, and much more.
Many of these features or added functionality that WordPress offers is difficult to implement on a regular HTML website.
Content Management System
WordPress is a complete CMS that offers an easy-to-use, familiar interface to create and edit pages. You don’t need to know HTML to create pages. If you have used software like MS Word before, you can easily use WordPress to create web pages.
WordPress Compared To SBI?
You may have noticed that I also recommend SBI (Site Build It!) as a great system for building websites. How does WordPress compare to SBI?
The biggest difference is that SBI currently costs $300 per year and WordPress is free. However, SBI comes with a bunch of extras that you don’t get with the basic WordPress install.
- You still have to pay for website hosting and domain name registration fees with a WordPress website (approx. $100 per year), whereas that is included in SBI.
- SBI provides a lot of training and support for building a web-based business.
- SBI comes with a fantastic keyword research tool, content research tool, link building tool, and a few others. These tools are all included in the annual fee.
In my mind, SBI is great for people who want to create a web-based business and need all the training and tools together in one place.
If you want to build a website that is easy to manage, and you don’t need all the training and tools needed for a web-based business in one place, I strongly recommend that you consider using WordPress for your website.
I use WordPress for my websites and I have never looked back!