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WordPress as a CMS

Why use WordPress as a CMS?

WordPress has become my development platform of choice & I felt that it was time to spread the love by letting you know about the 10 greatest reasons to use it as a CMS.

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1. It’s FREE.

Using WordPress as the platform upon which to develop your website means it’s inexpensive & often free. WordPress itself is free & there are thousands of free templates to choose from. If you need a more pimping design, a kick butt commercial or premium theme can be sourced for under $100. Save the money & treat yourself to something nice!

Learn more about the WordPress Foundation & Open Source

2. It plays well with others.

Even if you’ve only just computer savvy, WordPress is user friendly. If you can send an e-mail, set up a Facebook account or use Microsoft Word, then you can use WordPress. Creating your content is child’s play & you don’t run the risk of trashing the design. It’s a publishing platform for non-techies.

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3. You can roll your own.

With WordPress you can Do-It-Yourself. Save time & money by minimizing your reliance on expensive programmers & designers.

Learn more about Getting Started with WordPress

4. It’s a global party.

WordPress is online & offers access to a truly helpful global community who can help you fix something when you’ve broken it & you can access it from anywhere. If you’ve got internet access in Bora Bora, you could work from there.

Join the global WordPress Community

5. It makes SEO simple.

WordPress also makes it easier to optimise your site for improved search engine exposure. A few basic tweaks & plugins are all that’s required to ensure that your content is crawlable by search engine spiders for indexation & inclusion in the SERP’s.

Learn more about WordPress SEO

6. It’s extendable.

WordPress also supports plugins & extensions which allow extra functionality to be built into your website. Most plugins are freely available and can be easily installed & configured from within the WordPress Administration Dashboard, removing the need for time consuming transfer sessions & manual editing of tricky configuration files.

Learn more about WordPress Plugins

7. It can be downright sexy.

With WordPress, cheap doesn’t have to be nasty. Some of the world’s biggest, best, busiest & most beautiful websites are built on the WordPress platform.

Explore the WordPress Showcase

8. It can pay the rent.

If you hone your skills, WordPress can help you generate a tidy sum of extra cash from freelancing jobs or even enable you to launch your own online business.

Learn more about WordPress Jobs

9. It’s fun.

The fun never sets with WordPress community. New themes, extensions, plugins & features are being developed & made freely available every day – you’ll be amazed at some of the funky stuff that can be done using the WordPress platform and a few plugins. There are even global meetup events for WordPress fans to get together to listen, share, learn & network.

Learn more about WordPress Events

10. It’ll make you a chick magnet.

Ok, I don’t know so much about that last one guys, but here are some ideas on How to get a Girl to Flash You if you’re a struggling Romeo.

Well, that’s all from me for now, enjoy the rest of your day & happy blogging.

PS: Do you have other reasons for using WordPress as a CMS? If so, please do share.