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Lee Harris and
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Why I Love WordPress

23.Jan.2019 |

Why I Love WordPress

In the early days (2003), WordPress was essentially a blogging tool and quite limited in how you could build with it, but its come a long way since then.

Now WordPress dominates the internet with about 60% market share, making up a whopping 33% of all websites on the entire internet. Its grown to be a powerful and robust content management system (CMS), used by notable companies like TechCrunch, The New Yorker, BBC America and PlayStation.

The main reason WordPress is so dominant, and why I love it so much, is its open source. Its completely free to download and free to use. There are no restrictions on how developers can build WordPress websites. You can build anything from simple brochure page websites to highly complex eCommerce (WooCommerce) websites to any layout or design. It also means you completely own your own website code.

One of WordPress’s strengths is its constantly updated and upgraded, with over 500 new websites being developed every day.

Its incredibly easy to use You don’t need any coding knowledge and you can very quickly and easily edit/publish pages and posts. Apparently 17 users hit the “Publish” button every second!

There is a HUGE plugin library. There is probably a plugin for everything, including security, contact forms, SEO tools, eCommerce and caching.

Its also great for SEO. There is a plugin called Yoast that makes managing meta data and SEO settings easy. SEO companies also love using Yoast.

Recommended bare minimum plugins (Free)

  1. WordFence Security
  2. W3 Total Cache
  3. Yoast
  4. Contact Form 7
  5. ACF – Advanced Custom Fields

Some cool stats – https://www.designbombs.com/wordpress-and-web-design-facts/

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  • html5
  • css3
  • sass
  • php
  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce