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Content management systems (CMS) enable anyone with a username and password to create a customized website, and update or edit it to their heart’s content. But not all CMS are created equal. Thrive Internet Marketing (and almost 15% of the rest of the internet) has chosen to use WordPress, believing it to be the best CMS available.
Why WordPress is Super:
WordPress is User Friendly
Taking just minutes to install, WordPress allows for unlimited pages, posts, images, and users. The visual editor is simple and intuitive, comparable to Microsoft Word, which everyone has utilized, while the HTML editor allows more experienced users greater freedom and customization.
WordPress is Highly Functional Due to Plugins
Trying to create an automated contact form or want to set up a rotating slider? There’s a WordPress plugin for that! With many users continually creating plugins for necessity and ease, there are over 17,500 (and counting) free or paid plugins available for almost every need.
WordPress Includes a Large Support Community
With over 60 million users, WordPress possesses a vast community. A benefit to being a part of such a large crowd can be found in the user-generated guides, how-to articles, forums, and blogs offering information on how to build a great website. If a question regarding WordPress needs answering, just Google it and you’ll find the answer.
WordPress is Continually Developed and Improved
The function and purpose of a website can change over time, and thankfully, WordPress is up to that task. Regular updates mean that the CMS stays relevant, problems are resolved, and new useful and exciting features are added regularly.
WordPress is a Great Choice for Search Engine Optimization
WordPress posts automatically use clean, SEO friendly URLs, custom page titles, and Google Analytics integration. You can also download a myriad of WordPress SEO plugins, like Yoast’s WordPress SEO Plugin or All in One SEO Pack. In fact, Google itself has recognized WordPress as a great choice for SEO purposes, with Matt Cutts pointing out that it takes care of 80-90% of the mechanics of SEO.
WordPress Can Be Used By Anyone
With users able to access and edit their site from any computer or smart phone with an Internet connection, there no longer needs to be waiting on the web designer to update or tweak content. No more energy or money has to be spent instructing the designer on which exact corrections or updates need to be posted. The moment a change is desired, it is convenient and simple to just log in and make the adjustment immediately and at no cost. If, by chance, you do find yourself in over your head, there is no shortage of WordPress experts available, should you need any more complex changes made.
WordPress truly does offer a great CMS for website creators and users, and for many more reasons than the few we chose to list in this article. Know of any more WordPress features that are just too good to keep to yourself? Tell us about them in the comments below.
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