The Blogging Benefits of Using WordPress

September 19, 2019
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benefits of using wordpress

If you have spent more than two minutes hanging out here, you know that I am a big fan and proponent of WordPress.

After starting in 2003, WordPress quickly rose to become the world’s most popular blogging software on the market. More recently, WordPress has taken the lead in content management software as the go-to choice for websites PERIOD. Even websites with no blog.

So you may wonder why WordPress is so popular? Why does Matthew always recommend using WordPress and never promotes a different option? (Btw, I make zero income from WordPress directly.)

What I want to do is make a list of reasons why you should consider starting a website with WordPress or consider migrating your website from a different platform to WordPress.

Okay, are you ready? Let’s start with something easy…

1. WordPress is easy to use

When it comes to Apple products, you always here how “intuitive” they are, and WordPress is also intuitive with it’s simple interface. You will be able to start new posts, add new pages, place images onto the page with ease once you see how it’s done. All the basics can be learned with my simple free videos. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel.  

2. You completely control your website

Whatever you want, WordPress software is flexible enough to give you the design and functionality desired. Want a site that looks unique? No need to use one of those cookie cutter templated websites…with WordPress, you have the control to make whatever changes are required. If the changes you want are too complex for you to do on your own, just contact me. A developer may be needed.

3. You get better SEO with WordPress sites

WordPress takes pride in its simple, clean coding behind the scenes. Google and other search engines love simple code, so they tend to favor websites that are easier to scan and index. Also, your individual pages, posts and images can include their own meta tag keywords, descriptions, titles can be optimized with specific keywords, giving you precise, effective search engine optimization.

4. No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required

No need to learn HTML coding with WordPress, where you get a self-contained system. No editing software like Adobe Contribute or Dreamweaver required. As stated above, you can create new pages, blog posts, format text, upload images (even edit them), upload documents, image galleries, video files, and more. All without needing more HTML code or FTP software.

5. Run your website from any computer

As a browser based software, WordPress enables you to login from any internet connected computer to manage your site.

6. You Can Have a Team of Users

Your user profile will be categorized as “Administrator”, which means you get full capabilities inside the dashboard to do whatever is needed. What’s cool about WordPress is you can set up multiple people to have Administrator capabilities like yourself, or if you want to limit what a person can do, you can categorize them as an Author or Editor. You can set up 20 or more people with their own login credentials. Great for teams. I use them for guest writers as well. I make them an “Author” which only gives them access to blog writing.

7. Unlimited Content Capability

Your site will grow as you grow, and if you have content that is “evergreen”, go ahead and leave it up for years. WordPress is scalable. You can produce over a million pages and blog posts on the site and your site performance will still be great. It will run like a champ along with your growth!

8. Increase your website functionality with no tech experience

You don’t have to be web developer to do things like add a sign up form, social media buttons, video gallery, calendar, or many other things, thanks to WordPress plugins. These plugins are normally free or affordably priced. Just be sure to use a plugin that is being maintained well and has lots of positive reviews.

9. Ready-made blog ready to roll

WordPress has a foundation built on blogging, as the platform started as a blogging platform and has not left its roots. You don’t have to have a blog with your WordPress website, but it is definitely easy to start one if you ever want to add a blog. You automatically receive a bog editor, commenting tools, and all that goes with their proven blog platform. Again, you don’t need to be a web developer or designer to add your latest posts to your home page, for example. You get a potentially dynamic blog with WordPress. All you have to do is use the features you get to make it dynamic.

10.  Not  a website designer? No problem!

One of the features to WordPress is it’s ability to be customized. You get to make the site look and feel how you want it look and feel, not a cookie cutter template that looks like everybody else’s website. Let your unique brand show off and shine through with WordPress!

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many powerful reasons why you or your business should use WordPress to blog your messages to the world. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

Author Bio:

Matthew Kaboomis Loomis is the owner of Build Your Own Blog. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. Philip Verghese Ariel says:    •   4 weeks

    Hi Matt,
    It is indeed a great joy to be here again after a bit gap, I am so glad to read about the wonderful features of WordPress. I fully agree with you the list of reasons why you should consider WordPress as a platform.
    Great share.
    I am so glad to note that this post has been curated on the pages of BizSugar.
    Keep writing,
    With all good wishes.
    ~Philip

    1. Matthew says:    •   4 weeks Author

      Hi Philip,

      Always good to see you drop by. Did you curate that on BizSugar? If so, thank you. 🙂
      I know you’re doing great things out in the blogosphere. You rock!

      Talk again soon,
      Matthew

  2. Philip Verghese Ariel says:    •   4 weeks

    Hi Matt,
    It is indeed a joy to hear from you again. I appreciate your quick response.
    Yes, it is a pleasure to curate this post on the pages of Bizasugar.
    I also dropped a note in the comment box there.
    Here is the link: https://share.bizsugar.com/Global/benefits-of-using-wordpress-10-benefits-you-need-to-know/
    Here is the link for your quick response, hope you are a member there.
    If not please join, the newly launched mastermind community is yet another wonderful platform to extend our views and activities.
    Best
    Phil

  3. Phillip Dews says:    •   3 weeks

    Hey Buddy,

    Banging post as usual Matt. Agree with you on most of these. However, I would say that on point two you do have certain control with the Look/Feel but most downloadable templates I have found over the years to be over-bloated with features and code that the owner neither wants or needs slowing the site down.

    As a WordPress developer myself, I produce really lean code and only use features my client wants, needs or ones I suggest making the site really fast. I make sites load in absolute total time in 2 seconds, better for SEO and better to keep visitors on the page. So yes I agree with you that its always good to get an experienced developer that you can build a relationship with and one you can trust.

    Totally agree with you on point three Matt. WordPress really is great for SEO and I now only use the Free Rank Math plugin for my WordPress not only is it less bloated and leaner than Yoast or All in One but it has a tone more features like 404 redirect and controlling your Team of Users you mention on point six.

    Anyway, this is my two pennies worth Matt.
    Phillip

    1. Matthew says:    •   3 weeks Author

      Hi Phillip,

      Really good to hear your take on this as a web developer.

      We need to have that phone call we were going to do…I like what you’re saying about your WordPress coding.

      Always great to see you here!

      Best,

      Matthew

  4. Programmics says:    •   2 weeks

    Hello Mr. Matthew,

    I have been using blogger for almost 1 year and I totally agree that WordPress is way more better in every single perspective you can think of.

    Blogger has been bothering me for years as it’s really hard to fix on page errors. Doing SEO for your posts could really be a hefty job.

    I will too switch to WordPress soon.

    I also want to know your views about services like Wix.com

    Thanks

    Regards

    Prateek Singh

  5. Sathish Arumugam says:    •   1 week

    Matthew,

    WordPress is an absolute solution for beginners especially. Glad to hear it form you too. It’s flexibility and functionalities make it stand out from its rivals.
    And, recently I come across an expert roundup on WordsByJustin featuring you as one of the most successful bloggers. You deserve it, friend! It’s motivational.