Picking the right platform to design your website can be daunting. With numerous options available such as Wix, Squarespace, Square, Google Sites, etc. it is so easy to fall into analysis paralysis. Yet, despite the proliferation of no-code website builders, WordPress has emerged and is still standing proudly as the leading choice for web designers and developers worldwide. In this blog post, we will explore the top reasons why WordPress is a fantastic choice for building your website, as well as why it surpasses other no-code web design tools.
One of the most common misconception about WordPress is that it is just a blogging platform. But WordPress is so much more.
While WordPress started as a blogging tool, it has evolved into a powerful website builder and a robust content management system (CMS). It is easy to use and flexible enough to make different types of websites.
In fact, according to a recent research, WordPress powers more than *60% of all websites on the internet.
It is customisable and flexible
Because WordPress is an open-source software and how popular it is, there is an extensive range of plug-ins and themes developed by WordPress and third-party developers. This means you can find plug-ins and themes to customise your website to meet your unique requirements. WordPress’ wide customisation ability ensures you can create unique-looking websites to make your brand stand out.
Search engine optimisation (CEO) is crucial for driving organic traffic to your website. WordPress offers numerous SEO-friendly features right out of the box. It has a clean code structure, customisable permalinks and built-in tools like XML sitemaps and meta tags to ensure that search engines can easily crawl and index your site. While many no-code website builders offer similar features, WordPress edges out its competition by virtue of the option to add powerful SEO plug-ins. Examples of such SEO plug-ins are Yoast SEO and SEO Press, which further optimise your website’s visibility in search engine results.
Scalability and Performance
WordPress is designed to handle websites of all sizes, from small personal blogs to large enterprise-level websites. Its scalable architecture allows your website to grow seamlessly as your business expands. Additionally, WordPress continually releases updates that improve performance, security and speed. With the right hosting provider and optimisation techniques, you can ensure your WordPress site delivers an excellent user experience to visitors.
WordPress is Here to Stay
WordPress’ self-hosted solution ensures you have complete control and ownership of our website instead of being tied to a specific platform. Furthermore, website builders come and go, but WordPress, as an open-source software, is much more likely to be around for a very long time.
Did you know WordPress.org does not have a CEO? The name WordPress is protected by the WordPress Foundation, which is a nonprofit organisation ensuring WordPress continues to grow. There is a strong community of users, developers and small businesses behind WordPress (including me!). As a community, we are committed to ensuring that WordPress is here to stay for the long haul.
Note: WordPress.com is owned by Automattic, the company led by WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg. WordPress.com is a hosting service, and works differently from WordPress.org.
Global and Supportive Community
WordPress has millions of users around the globe. It is available in more than 53 languages and also powers thousands of multilingual websites. WordPress also boasts a vast and thriving community of developers, designers and enthusiasts. This vibrant community contributes to the platform’s continuous growth and evolution. This means if you need technical assistance, design inspiration or a developer to assist, there is a WordPress community available to help. This also means when it comes time to update your website, you can commission a new design or features on WordPress rather than having to buy another website builder software and learn how to use a new piece of software.
WordPress has been around since 2003 and continues to reign supreme above other website builders. It is a versatile and powerful platform that offers numerous advantages for web designers and developers. Its user-friendliness, SEO-friendliness, active community, scalability and superiority over other no-code web design tools make it the ideal choice for building websites of any kind. Whether you’re starting a personal website, creating an e-commerce store, or developing a corporate website, WordPress provides the tools and resources to bring your vision to life efficiently.
*Source: w3Tech.com, June 2022
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