Ever wonder why you should use WordPress? As a web developer, I use WordPress for the open source community and robust platform that allows me to quickly deploy a state of the art content management system. The ability to customize the system and the site according to my clients needs is priceless.
But you might get tired of hearing from me how great WordPress is (even IF the Wall Street Journal, multiple Fortune 500 companies, and countless small businesses use it everyday!)
WordPress is Easy to Use
WordPress is what you use when you want to stop fighting against your website and start profiting from it.
I am a non-developer and have found WordPress very user friendly. I use it to blog, provide help documents and resources to my clients, share media announcements and more. I like that I was able to create a background and upload it to WordPress to further customize my page.
-Sandy Doherty, Scan Your Memory
I use WordPress (self hosted) for both my business and personal blogs. I’ve used Blogger in the past but found it to be too limited for what I needed/wanted to do. Though it is simple to learn and use, when I’m in a jam, its very easy to find “WordPress experts” to help me out (though I haven’t received much help in the WordPress forums). The hundreds of plugins available is worth it in itself. I don’t think I can ever go back to anything else.
–Carla Rose, Green + Chic
WordPress is EASY, so easy even a non-web person can be shown it. It takes only seconds to post a video or text article.
-Tom O’Regan, O’Regan Communication Group
WordPress is Simple
Want to update your website without calling (and paying) a website designer? Would you like to edit a web page like you would a Microsoft Word Doc? Want to get a news article or blog post on your site in seconds? WordPress is for you.
I adore WordPress. I hark back from times where I manually hand coded every single web page that appeared on my websites so content management systems were a revelation.
There’s something to be said about the simplicity of WordPress. The community that has been created around this technology is remarkable. There are so many people working together to improve it constantly, to build plugins and widgets and themes to complement it.
WordPress is Suitable for Everyone
I am an utter NON-tech and find it to be the easiest and simplest of blogging platforms particularly since we host on our own domain. It also allows better SEO on my blog than others like blogspot or blogger.com.
–Melissa Galt, professional keynote speaker.
To me it’s one of the best-ever content management engines suitable for everyone from newbie bloggers to experienced web 2.0 professionals.
-Alexander Bogoyavlenski, Forth Color
Easy to Learn, Easy to Manage
Here at Charlotte Web Development I have taught people from all walks of life with all kinds of different skill sets how to run their websites successfully with WordPress. But don’t take my word (or theirs) how easy it is.
I have 7 active blogs that I do for my personal, business and clients. I love the fact that they all look different with customizing of themes and plug-ins. Since I do not have a background in
htmlor coding it has been a fairly painless process learning the system and the help forum is great.
-Lisa Olinda, Olinda Services
Photographers, construction industry professionals, chefs, tailors, accountants, Realtors all use WordPress for their needs.
The same features that allow you to do so much for your clients, allows me to use those features for my blog. I use a theme that I can manage with a little help from the open source community you mentioned. There is a lot of flexibility for web developers but for the non-professional web use there is a lot as well. WordPress seems to work well in both realms.
-Bill Koechling, Photo-Synthesis
I have started two blogs to share knowledge gained from over thirty years in the construction industy and to promote my other business interests. In each post or page on “The Rambling Rose” I try to add something new I have learned about using WordPress, while sharing information with readers. “Construction 101” will expand into construction education offerings.
Only a couple months into using WordPress, I can say I highly recommend it for blogs or websites.
-Fran Loyd Rambling Rose
WordPress is What the Professionals Use
I use WordPress to run the site you are reading right now and dozen others. Small business guru John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing uses it to run his site. Other world re-known website developers like Brendon Sinclairand Chris Pearson use it for their sites. Top internet marketers like John Chow, Brian Clark of Copy Blogger, Yaro Starak, Darren Rowse and many, many more all use WordPress to run their digital empires. The list goes on and on.
I’m a web developer also and I use WordPress for some of the same reasons you mentioned. It’s well-documented and very customizable. And it has a very nice user interface which makes ongoing use and configuration by the end user easy.
-David Salahi, Artistic Web Design