In this video, we’ll cover the benefits of using WordPress to create your website. From content management to SEO to ownership to flexibility, we’ll review some of the most important reasons you should consider using WordPress for your website.
The prospect of creating a new website on your own may be exciting, intimidating, and even downright stressful.
After consulting with other professionals and researching on your own, it quickly becomes clear that there’s no lack of web creation platforms to choose from, and one size does not fit all.
But there is one platform that stands out from the crowd.
You may have heard of it. That’s right, WordPress.
Hey there, I’m Aviva from Elementor, and today we’ll take a look at WordPress and see if it’s the right choice for your website.
While it’s virtually impossible to list all the reasons that over 40 percent of the world’s websites are built in WordPress,
in this video we’ll cover seven main benefits of using WordPress for your website.
- Number one: WordPress is completely free.
You heard right! WordPress.org is an open source and free website building platform, developed in conjunction with volunteers.
Open source means that the code is available to the public, and can be modified and shared with anyone. You pay only for hosting. And there are optional premium themes, plugins, and extended features, as well.
- Number two: WordPress is a Content Management System
WordPress was created by bloggers for bloggers. But WordPress’s content management system, or CMS, isn’t just for blog posts.
Web Creators can use it to create, maintain, and market just about any type of post or product.
- Number three: WordPress is Search Engine Optimization Friendly
Free Plugins, like Yoast and Rankmath, give Web creators like you the tools and guidance you need to format your website’s SEO properly for search engines.
And WordPress is popular in the marketing sphere, so marketers are generally already familiar with WordPress SEO.
- Number four: You own your WordPress website
Owning your website may sound like a given, but did you know that many platforms don’t allow you to transfer your assets and code outside their environment?
As explained earlier, WordPress is open source. All website files and code belong to the site owner, for you to do as you wish with them. So, for example, if you work with a developer, you can also grant them access to the files, eliminating web development limitations that often arise on other platforms.
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- Number five: WordPress is extremely flexible. WordPress gives you the ability to start small and grow over time, so you can add as you go. And, since it’s open source, there are virtually no limits to what you can develop.
In WordPress, You can build anything, from landing pages to blogs to comprehensive online stores.
Page building plugins can provide even more flexibility.
Elementor and Elementor Pro extend WordPress’s capabilities, by giving you the power to build and style your entire website. This includes designing site parts, web pages, posts, shops, and landing pages.
And…our collection of versatile website kits gives you even more customization.
- Number six: WordPress has unsurpassed Community support
WordPress is well known for its established worldwide community, encouraging you to interact with diverse, but like-minded Web Creators.
You’ll find a range of support groups, sharing information and suggestions on every imaginable topic related to WordPress.
You’ll also find a variety of in person and online meetups and conferences interconnecting an enthusiastic community.
- Number seven: WordPress is expandable
The WordPress repository is loaded with plugins. In case you’re not familiar with them, plugins are essentially extensions you can add to your WordPress website for extra capabilities.
As mentioned before, there are plugins for SEO like Yoast and Rankmath, and page building plugins such as Elementor.
There are also plugins for ecommerce, added securty, live chat, event calendars, and so many more.
We’ve covered seven important benefits of using WordPress to create your website. But we’ve only scratched the surface of the power of WordPress and what it can do for your site.
To learn more about WordPress, check out our free course, Introduction to WordPress, on the Elementor Academy.
If you’d like to streamline your WordPress web building process, check out Elementor Cloud Website, which provides hosting, our premium page builder plugin, Elementor Pro, and lots more features, like backups and security, in one plan.
You’ll find these links in the description, as well as links to other resources to get started with WordPress.
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