WordPress as Content Management System

WordPress – The Logical Choice

A Content Management System (CMS) is software that is specifically designed to manage the content of a website with minimal use of hand coding. WordPress is a free CMS tool that is notable for its superiority to other CMS as it is suitable for social media integration, in house updates as well as cost effective web development.

The popularity of WordPress is the most obvious indication that it is by far a notch above the rest. Last year, WordPress was used by more than 22% of the top ten million websites. Indeed, the company itself does claim that the software has become the largest self-hosted blogging tool worldwide and is the chosen CMS for millions of websites. It is also listed online as number one on the list of the best types of CMS. WordPress has won best CMS awards in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Given the large community of WordPress users, you have access to unlimited useful support resource unparalleled by rival CMS.

A major advantage of WordPress is the variety offered by the system. There are over 15,000 WordPress plugins that allow for complete customizability and thus its usability can be extended to almost any purpose. According to its website, “WordPress is limited only by your imagination”. Users are likely to be attracted to the flexibility of this system which is not only designed for blogs, but also to accommodate several authors, specialized types of content and simple to complicated websites. Other CMS such as Joomla do not offer as much customizability or variety as WordPress. You do not need to retain the expensive services of a web designer to make any amendments and edits to your web pages. Rather, just log in to your dashboard and do it yourself.

WordPress is the perfect CMS for beginners or first time users as about.com refers to it as “legendary for being easy to learn and use” and requires minimal programming skills As such, it is perfect for those who are not particularly technology savvy. Unlike other CMS like Joomla or Drupal, the knowledge or HTML or PHP are not required. Rather, WordPress has literally hundreds of pre-prepared graphic themes or templates which can be applied to your website upon which you can used customized designs to add further enhancement. These themes are easily downloaded and hundreds of them are available free of charge. The paid ones, however, are more interesting and can be considered a valuable investment to your online business.

A distinct advantage of this particular CMS is that it was actually built around the concept of being located by search engines. Thus using WordPress to create your own project already gives you a more visible presence on the internet, right from the outset. Further to this, there are plenty extensions and plugins that you can utilize to increase your SEO.

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