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5 Reasons to Power Your Website with WordPress

October 1, 2012

1. You can edit or add new content on your own!

One of the best things about a website built with WordPress, is that YOU, the client, are able to update it.  You can publish new pages, edit existing ones, or unpublish outdated information with just a few clicks of the mouse.  You are no longer dependent on a web developer for publishing or editing your webpages. The investment today will save you time and money in the future.

2. Powerful plugins to easily customize and enhance your website

Plugins are what makes WordPress websites really sing.  The WordPress community has generated thousands of plugins (many of them free) that you can install and use on your website. Want to use Google Analytics to track website usage?  There’s a plugin for that.  Want to add a forum or e-commerce shopping cart? Yep, lots of plugins for those, too.  Have an idea for a certain type of functionality you’d like to add to your website? Check out the WordPress Plugins Directory to see if a plugin already exists.

3. Built-in blogging (…or not)!

Many people associate WordPress with blogging, but did you know that you can build a website using WordPress that does not have a blog?  A simple modification to the Settings page is all you need to enjoy the highly flexible functionality that WordPress affords without a blog.

But you say you do want a blog? No problem. A basic “out of the box” installation will have your blog up and connecting in no time.  You have the option of customizing it further with plugins and theme modifications to ensure a thoroughly engaging experience for your website visitors.

4. Awesome online support community

Run into an issue with your WordPress website and need some help troubleshooting? Check out the WordPress Support Forums.  Most likely, there has been someone else who experienced a similar issue and has posted a promising solution that may work for you.

5. Everybody’s doing it.

According to the WordPress website, WordPress is “the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.” Its universal accessibility and flexibility have made it the go-to content management system for everyone from the Dave Matthews Band to tennis star, Andy Roddick, and the increasingly popular online music service, Spotify.

So, what do you say? Want to get started?

Day is New Creative specializes in creating websites with WordPress and Drupal. Contact us for a quote or more information.