WordPress Website Design Boot-Camp (Lesson 3)

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WordPress Website Design Boot-Camp

 

 

Lesson 3:

Why WordPress?

 

The best part about WordPress is that it’s easy to use and flexible enough for just about anything.

 

That’s the main reason WordPress has grown so much in popularity.

 

According to a recent survey, WordPress powers 22.5% of all websites on the internet.

 

Due to its robust features, many of the top brands use WordPress to power their websites, including, but not limited to:

Time Inc., Usain Bolt, Quartz, Microsoft News Center, Sweden’s Official Website, PlayStation Blog, BBC America, Facebook Newsroom, Sony Music, The Walt Disney Company, Beyonce, The New York Times Company, MTV News, Snoop Dogg, Mercedes-Benz, and more.

 

You can check out the content management system a website is using, using tools like: BuiltWith.com, WhatCMS.org, etc…to confirm.

 

Now, let’s take a look at why you should use WordPress.

 

+ WordPress is Free, as in Freedom

 

WordPress is a free software, this means you are free to download, install, use and modify it.

 

You can use it to create any kind of website.

 

It is also open source, which means, the source code of the software is available for anyone to study, modify and play with.

 

+ WordPress is Easy to Use and Learn

 

WordPress is used by millions of people, and almost every day, new people are joining the WordPress community by creating their first WordPress powered websites.

 

The reason people quickly adapt to WordPress is because it is fairly easy to use.

 

+ WordPress is Search Engine Friendly

 

WordPress is written using standard compliance high quality code and produces semantic markup which makes your site very attractive to search engines.

 

By design, WordPress is very SEO friendly.

 

+ WordPress is Easy to Manage

 

WordPress comes with built-in updater that allows you to update your plugins and themes from within your WordPress admin dashboard.

 

It also notifies you when a new version of WordPress is available, so you can update it by just clicking a button.

 

You can keep your entire WordPress content safe by setting up automated regular WordPress Backups.

 

+ WordPress is Safe and Secure

 

WordPress is developed with security in mind, so it is considered quite safe and secure to run any website.

 

However, just like the real world, the internet can be an uncertain place.

 

There are intruders out there who want to get their hands on as many sites as they could.

 

But with WordPress, there are tons of advanced security measures that can let you sleep, feeling relaxed your website is fully secured.

 

+ WordPress Can Handle Different Media Types

 

Using WordPress, you are not just limited to writing text.

 

It comes with built-in support to handle images, audio, and video content.

 

You can also use it for document or file management.

 

WordPress supports embed-enabled websites, which means, you can embed YouTube videos, Instagram photos, Tweets, and SoundCloud audios by just pasting the URL in your post.

 

You can even allow your visitors to embed videos in comments.

 

And so forth…

 

Now, having said all these…

 

You’re probably now confident and ready to start using WordPress to power your websites…

 

Let’s now dive into how to actually do the game…

 

 

Go to >>>: Lesson 4:The Step-By-Step Guide on Setting Up a WordPress Website