Why WordPress is the Prefect Platform to Start a Blog
WordPress is the perfect platform for blogging. Consider these features.
EASY TO INSTALL AND USE
You can install WordPress in a few ways. The hard way by using FTP and the command line. WordPress call it the five-minute installation procedure. The more common way is to use the software installer which comes with most web hosting services. Just a few clicks here and there and you are ready to go. Of course, if you are using WordPress’ own hosted service, there’s nothing to install. WordPress is up and ready for you to use.
Once you have installed WordPress, you are ready to blog. That’s it. Just write and publish. The initial installation has got everything you need to start a blog. You don’t need to add anything to get going. All you need to do is write your first post, publish it and your blog is live.
If you want to make things look the way you want, you can customize WordPress. You don’t need to know anything about coding. All WordPress themes can be customized. Just click on the customize button and you can change a number of things. You can change how your header looks like. You can change the color of your background and your text. All it takes is a click here and a click there. Viola! You have customized your WordPress site.
Do you need more features? No problem. WordPress has thousands of plugins. There are plugins for just about anything you can think of. Do you want to add a picture carousel? Just install the plugin. Do you want to add a forum? Just install the plugin. Is it difficult to install a plugin? No. Just click here and click there. Done. You have a plugin ready to use.
FOR BEGINNERS AND PROFESSIONALS
It’s easy to start using WordPress as a blogging platform. How about when you have become an established blogger? Do you need something more professional? No. WordPress is perfect for beginners and WordPress is perfect for professionals. Look at the blogs runs by CNN. Look professional, right? Yes, those blogs are run on WordPress. Reuters also run their blogs on WordPress. So does Sony. You are in good company if you are a professional blogger and you are using WordPress.
I have heard some people say that they don’t want to use WordPress because, well, it looks like WordPress. No, it doesn’t have to be like that. WordPress is just the engine behind your blog. The look and feel of your blog can be totally customized so that it looks nothing like WordPress at all. Is that difficult to do? No. WordPress is built with HTML, CSS and PHP. There are many people who are good at these. You can get their services for a fair price at many freelance sites.
That’s right. WordPress is free to start with and is free for as long as you want to use it. No installation fee. No maintenance fee. No upgrade fee. You are also the owner of your WordPress content. It’s all yours to develop or sell as you wish. No one can take it away from you. This is something which is unique to WordPress.
What do you think? WordPress is the perfect platform for blogging, right?