Why WordPress is the Best Blogging Platform?
By Jithin on February 27th, 2017
Many of our customers are using WordPress as a blogging platform. Creating a website with WordPress is something very easy to do. You don’t need previous experience to do that. With InterServer you can install your WordPress from our control panel with a few clicks and you will be ready to do. There are many CMS and Blogging softwares out there and in this tutorial we can discuss why WordPress is the best among them. “Why WordPress is the Best Blogging Platform”?
1) It open source and free to use!
Yes it is free and you can use it without paying anything. It is also open source which means you can make whatever customizations and edits you want and the source code is available for you. To help you understand this better let me borrow a paragraph from official WordPress site.
“WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your recipe site to a Fortune 500 web site without paying anyone a license fee and a number of other important freedoms.”
So with WordPress, you can do anything and the possibilities are limitless.
2) Very easy to install
As I mentioned in the first paragraph, WordPress is something very easy to install. If you are a customer with InterServer, you can install WordPress with just few clicks from our control panel. You don’t need previous web hosting or server management experience to install WordPress. Still if any doubts or concerns about WordPress installation, you can reach our support anytime and we can help you with it.
3) Easy to manage
Have you ever accessed the admin panel of WordPress? If you haven’t then please do. Here is a link to Softaculous Demo WordPress site : https://demos1.softaculous.com/WordPress/wp-admin The username is “admin” and password is “pass”. If you access the admin panel, you will know how easy it is to manage the WordPress. You don’t need to know HTML or PHP. You can do everything from the control panel itself. You can change themes, upgrade WordPress, install plugins, create users and everything.
4) WordPress is improving day by day
As you may already know, WordPress is an Open Source project. Thousands or people all around the globe is working in it. So with all those help, WordPress is constantly improving. New features, new plugins, themes and functions and getting added to WordPress all the time. Suppose PHP or MySQL released a new version. Most probabaly WordPress will have those latest PHP or MySQL version support within their next release. Which means WordPress will have the latest features and security.
5) WordPress have Built-In SEO
If you may already know what is SEO and how important it is for your site. If you ever created a basic HTML site, you would know how difficult it is to make it SEO friendly. But that is not the case with WordPress. WordPress have Built-In SEO. Which means you don’t have to do more additional works to make your WordPress site SEO friendly.
If you need more SEO customization options and features, you can install additional SEO plugins like Yoast SEO : https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo which have many additional SEO options.
6) Great Support Community
If you are having an issue or getting an error with WordPress then don’t worry. WordPress have a huge support community. All you need to do is just Google the error you are getting and you can find solutions for almost everything in their support forum. You can also search directly in their forum : https://wordpress.org/support
If that didn’t resolve the issues or if you don’t know how to apply the fixes then please contact our support department and we will check it for you.
7) WordPress is Mobile Friendly
If you are creating a site, make sure it is mobile friendly and I hope you know why and how important that is. It’s because more than half of the world is now accessing the world wide web using their mobile devices. Most of us are lazy enough to turn on a system, wait for it to boot, click on the browser to access a web page when we can access the same using our mobile phones within seconds. If it’s just plain HTML, then it’s very hard to make it mobile friendly. Also, do you know if your site is not SEO friendly, then that will affect your Google SEO ranking : https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/6196932?hl=en
But again that is not the case with WordPress. WordPress is 100% mobile friendly and you don’t have to any other code level changes.
So we hope now you know why WordPress is the best blogging platform. Do you know InterServer have managed WordPress hosting plans? Our Managed WordPress Hosting Plan is fully compatible and optimized for WordPress. Please find the details here : https://www.interserver.net/webhosting/managed-wordpress-details.html