WordPress is the #1 self-hosted blogging platform on earth! I can’t think of any other blogging platform I like better than WordPress. It’s robust, powerful, easy to use, clean and neat, extensible and oh so easy to use. Oh sorry, I already said that. Since I love WordPress so much I figured I’d share my feelings and write down just a few reasons why I love it so much.
- It’s Super Easy – WordPress is so easy to use a caveman could do it. (is that against the law to say? Sorry Geico! I promise I won’t cancel my insurance if you don’t sue me for trademark infringement) Once installed and configured, a WordPress blog is as easy to use as typing in your favorite word processing program. If you can use Microsoft word, you can use WordPress. In fact it’s easier. All you have to do is type a headline, your blog post, add a couple few keywords (tags), choose your category and click the big blue [PUBLISH] button and you’re blogging!
- Theme Design Choices – WordPress ships with just 2 themes, but they have myriads of them on the WordPress Theme Directory. Plus there are hundreds of premium WordPress themes out there on the market for you to choose from. The choices are as great as your mind can imagine.
- Extensible – The power of WordPress is easily managed and extended through the Admin interface with the addition of little software addons called plugins. Plugins are of course, PHP software scripts that run within the WordPress blogging platform, that perform specific functions and extend the capability of WordPress. There’s plugins for Database backup, SEO (search engine optimization), Social Networking (i.e. Twitter and Facebook), Statistics (Google Analytics Plugin), and more. There are literally thousands of plugins that will add even more functionality to your already powerful WordPress blog.
- Upgradeable – WordPress is as easy to upgrade to the latest version as clicking a button. You merely login your admin area, click the upgrade link notification when there’s a new version, and WordPress does the rest. Even plugins are upgradable. Every time a plugin developer releases a new version of a plugin you’re using on your blog, you can simply click the upgrade plugin link on the Plugins page, and WordPress will automatically download and install the upgrade for you. Simple.
- Powerful – The sheer variety of the thousands of free and premium themes and the functionality of the many plugins that are available, means WordPress is a no-brainer choice for the serious blogger, and the right choice for beginners wanting to learn how to start blogging today!
- The Right Choice for Serious Bloggers – WordPress is by far the best all around blogging platform ever created. Thousands of programmers all around the world work to build plugins, design themes, and build WordPress into the World’s leading blog software trusted by millions of bloggers, small business owners, governments, and Fortune 500 companies. That many people can’t be wrong. Can they?
WordPress is the RIGHT choice, and the only blogging platform I’ll use. I recommend it for my clients, and I use it myself on EVERY website and blog I own!