10 Reasons Why You Should Use WordPress To Run Your Business Website

Last Update: May 27, 2015

I found some more great information by Kirk Biglione, published on February 25, 2014. This is regarding Word Press and I wanted to publish it. I think Newbies need to understand the value of having a Word Press Theme here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Our sites here at Wealthy Affilate use the Word Press Theme, editor and tools because they work the best.

I want to add this because there appears to be someone who thinks I am promoting or advertising for Word Press-I AM NOT. I am simply trying to give more information about Word Press because we use it here at Wealthy Affiliate.

If you’re like most business owners you fall into one of two groups:

A) You know you need a website, but you just haven’t had the time or money to make it happen, or

B) You have a website, but you know it’s not what it should be and you’re constantly making excuses for it.

If you’re in either one of these groups WordPress is the solution to your perennial website problem.

Here are ten reasons why you should use WordPress to run your business website.

1. WordPress is easy to setup, manage, and update. You don’t need to be an Internet expert or an HTML coder to use WordPress. All you need is an internet connection and a web browser to create your website.

If you’re reading this article you already have everything you need to get started. Head over to WordPress.com and signup for a free account. You’ll have your website up and running in about two minutes. For a small additional fee, you can even host your domain name there.

WordPress.com is the perfect starting point for any small business. When you’re ready to customize your website further it’s easy to migrate your starter website to a web hosting account.

Need help learning the basics? Signup for our free WordPress Quick Start Course.

2. WordPress is good for both your blog and your website. It’s true that WordPress started out as a blogging system, but that was ages ago. Over the years WordPress has evolved into a full-featured web content management system. That means you can use WordPress to manage your whole website, not just your blog. Of course if you just want to blog, you can use WordPress that way too.

3. Thousands of professionally designed themes — many of them available for free. WordPress themes allow you to have a professionally designed website without the pain or expense of hiring a professional web designer.

There are over two thousand free themes available in the official WordPress Theme Directory and even more available for fee at commercial sites like Theme Forest, StudioPress, and WooThemes.

4. WordPress plugins add complex business features to your website without having to hire a coder. Need some additional functionality on your website? There’s a plugin for that!

WordPress was designed to be extended and that’s exactly what programmers around the world have done. There are thousands of WordPress plugins available that add functionality to the core system. So whether you need a simple contact form or a full-featured ecommerce system, there’s a plugin to meet your business needs.

5. WordPress is search engine friendly. As Google Engineer Matt Cutts says, “WordPress automatically solves a ton of SEO issues.” And with the free Yoast SEO plugin, your site will be even more search engine friendly.

6. WordPress is popular. Given the ease of use and availability of thousands of professional quality themes and plugins, it’s not surprising that WordPress is the most popular web publishing system on the planet. At last count over 23% of all websites were powered by WordPress.

7. The WordPress community. With so many users it’s only natural that a huge, active, and generous community has sprung up to provide support, exchange ideas, and make WordPress better for everyone. You can connect with the community on the official WordPress forum or in person at WordCamp events around the world.

8. WordPress is ready for the mobile web. If you assume your customers are visiting your website from a full-sized computer, think again. Mobile website usage is exploding. If your website doesn’t look great and work well on a smartphone or tablet your customers will skip your site and go somewhere else.

Many WordPress themes are designed to be responsive (aka mobile-friendly), meaning your customers won’t be challenged to use your website on their smartphones. And the WordPress dashboard is designed to work on smartphones as well as full-sized PCs — so you can easily manage your website from anywhere.

9. WordPress is mature. WordPress is over ten years old. During the past decade WordPress has been refined, tested, and enhanced. In the process it has evolved into a world-class web publishing system.

10. WordPress is open source. Unlike other website building tools WordPress is open source and free from commercial restrictions and limitations. That means you can use the software anyway you choose and host your website anywhere you choose. All without fear that changes in someone else’s business model will have an adverse impact one of your most important business assets.

When you choose WordPress you have complete control over your website. As a business owner that may be the ultimate reason to use WordPress.

I agree completely. Word Press powers more websites than any other and keeps growing Wealthy Affiliate recommends Word Press. Not just because it is free, but because it has the quality and all the tools needed.

There is a good reason over 23% of ALL internet websites, World Wide use Word Press.

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Feri
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Integral1 Premium
Great discussion and clear reasoning with regard to using "WordPress." I will definitely make this one of my investigations. Keep up the good work.
thank you,
Ed
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CCunningham Premium
Thank you Ed.
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barsum52 Premium
Thanks CCunningham,love the info.
Barry
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Christabelle Premium
This is great information! :) Thank you for sharing!
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katzee Premium
Great backup reinforcing what we are learning here.
Good to read.
Katharina
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stn67 Premium
I only know how to use wordpress and it takes a really long time before I would even look at Joomla
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JewelCarol Premium
Thank you for taking the time, Mr Wordpress expert, Ray. :)
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Clarie Premium
Hi CCunningham. I agree with icansucceed. Never the less, it's always useful to have things repeated in a different way :)
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Marcus1978 Premium
Hi CCunninghamPremium,

Great blog post explaining why WordPress is great.

I actually think this could have been a blog post on your own website rather than here. Kyle's Get Started Here course takes beginners through setting up their website, and he explains what WordPress is and the benefits of using WordPress as the foundation for a website.

By posting it here, you're mostly preaching to the converted. We're all already using WordPress, and any beginners should be learning about it in Kyle's course anyway. You're right, newbies do need to understand WordPress, but that's what Kyle's course teaches them.
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CCunningham Premium
Thank you for the message and I agree with you. I wanted to share this information with all for a better understanding.
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DLansing Premium
As a single person online business owner, WordPress has everything that all I ever need to be successful online.
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CCunningham Premium
Thank you I agree with you.
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Geoff-n-Jane Premium
We used Wordpress because we didn't know any better, it was just there. Now we know more so Thank you for the information.
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CCunningham Premium
Thank you for the comment. I hope we can all learn what we have.
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
I would agree with this if WordPress is all that you know.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Tagged for future reference and thanks.
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tomarillotta Premium
wordpress.org sounds more of what you described above. wordpress.com is very limited.
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adaba063 Premium
that is correct,

however, it is more complicated to install the wordpress engine yourself than to have it installed by your host (whether WA -- which is automatically wordpress -- or by some other host)

all the best,
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CCunningham Premium
Yes and thank you.
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adaba063 Premium
you are welcome,

my comments were from experience of having used wordpress.com and being banned for using affiliate links!

all the best
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adaba063 Premium
#1 is incorrect -- wordpress.com is NOT the place to be,

it is very limiting and you no freedom to place ads or affiliate links on your site

your domain is only a sub-domain of wordpress.com instead of your own unique domain name

it is far better to follow the training we have here at WA and get your own domain and use wordpress as the engine that your site is built upon

that way you have total freedom and can place ads or affiliate links on your site as you desire

all the best,
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tomarillotta Premium
He should have said wordpress.org. The .org one is the overall cool WordPress entity.
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adaba063 Premium
that is correct -- especially for the various themes and plugins to dress up the initial installation

however, for the installation, that is done through the host (whether WA or some other host)

all the best,
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CCunningham Premium
Thank you for the information and I do appreciate it. I did send you a PM. I am NOT advertising for WP or trying to sell it.
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tomarillotta Premium
CC, we all know that you're not selling it. We all know that you, like the rest of us, watch out for each other and try to convey the best info possible. Bless you, CC, there were TONS of people here who learned quite a bit from your list of "definitions" pertaining to WP. Take care.
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adaba063 Premium
thanks CC, I understand,
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bstreet57 Premium
I have been learning WP and I like what I see. Hopefully, one day, I will be a WP Pro. :)
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