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Why WordPress is the best CMS

WordPress is a simple and free Content Management System with numerous features and ample customization possibilities. It can be used to develop any kind of website, be it for a small business or for a large enterprise.

We have worked with this CMS for over 10 years and after having developed more than 350+ WordPress websites, we can vouch for the fact that there is no other CMS that can provide you as many benefits as WordPress.

Thus, if you are planning on building a new website or if you are considering switching your current website to another CMS, then we recommend that you use the WordPress platform.

Why choose this CMS? What is so great about WordPress? Why is it the right choice for your business?

Well, check it out yourself by reading this comprehensive post that explains in detail why using WordPress as a CMS is best for your business.

Quick Overview Of What is Covered:

For convenience sake, we have divided this post into 7 sub-categories. This post covers every aspect of WordPress and will help you make an informed choice as to why using WordPress as a CMS is better than any other traditional website.

I. Easy User Management

When it comes to managing and maintaining a website, using WordPress as a CMS as a great many advantages. Firstly, you can start using WordPress right out-the-box as soon as it is installed. Secondly, it can be used and managed by anyone even without any technical or coding knowledge.

WordPress is Easy Management and Maintenance

With WordPress, you can create simple to complex bespoke websites and the fact that it is easy-to-use with an intuitive backend (dashboard) means that you can manage it with minimal instruction.

Let’s take a look at some of its impressive benefits.

1. WordPress Is A Universal Platform:

WordPress powers millions of websites across the globe. It is the most popular content management system and the fact that it has a standard WordPress dashboard makes it a universal platform that can be effectively used by anyone. Its functionalities are easy to understand and it comes with a host of themes, tools and plugins, that aids in making a beautiful website.

2. Easy To Use:

Ease-of-use is the primary reason why many new businesses have taken a liking to WordPress. It is a user-friendly platform and one can learn how to use WordPress as CMS in a jiffy. Once your site is developed, you don’t need experts to manage it, as it requires zero programming & coding skills.

3. Easy To Set-up:

As mentioned-above, WordPress requires zero programming and coding skills. Thus, even without the knowledge of programming languages such as JavaScript, HTML, or PHP, you can still set-up your WordPress website. Best part, you can manually install WordPress in less than 5 minutes!

4. Easy To Update:

For security reasons updating your software is of utmost importance and this holds true for WordPress too. However, unlike other CMS, updating WordPress and its themes & plugins is a breeze and can be done at a single click of a mouse.

Easy to Update WordPress

Moreover, WordPress notifies you about the latest versions as soon as a software is updated, thus improving your site’s functionality and keeping your site safe & fresh.

5. Easy To Manage:

Owing to multiple features and functionalities, maintaining a WordPress website, be it a blog or a full-fledged eCommerce website, is a piece of cake. WordPress is ever-evolving with developers continuously testing and enhancing its various components, thus providing you with the best resources that will help you to manage your WordPress website effectively.

6. WordPress Is Reliable:

WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal

According to statistics from W3Techs, 28.6% of all websites are powered by WordPress, compared to its competitor Joomla (3.3%) and Drupal (2.3%). This is a testimony in itself of the power and reliability of WordPress.

What’s more, WordPress is developed on a mature platform that uses technology like PHP, SQL, and JavaScript, which meets the strict International coding standards set by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium.)

7. Cost Effective and Flexible:

Compared to other CMS’s, building a website with WordPress is cost-effective has it allows you to choose from a wide array of WordPress themes & plugins that are priced at an affordable rate. It is also flexible, in the sense that this CMS can power all kinds of websites and you can practically build anything, be it an event management site, a simple blog, a personal website, or a full-fledged eCommerce website.

8. Provides Greater Accessibility:

Easy accessibility across various platforms is one of the reasons why WordPress is the best CMS. It uses a free license server software and can be installed on either Linux or Windows servers. Plus, it uses HTML and CSS along with PHP to render web pages, thus making your site accessible on all browsers as well as mobile devices such as iPhones, Android smartphones & more.

9. Better Time Management:

WordPress helps improve your productivity at work by providing you various options that can help you manage your time better.

WP Project Manager WordPress Plugins

For instance, with the help of the WP Project Manager plugin, you can manage an entire project – assign users, collaborate with team members, get an overview of the project, track milestones etc, all from a centralized unit i.e. your WordPress dashboard.

10. Boosts Creativity:

Thanks to the large collection of WordPress themes, you can now create a customized website that suits your style. WordPress allows you to easily change your site’s entire appearance and layout by integrating any theme that you want in your website’s design. Therefore, allowing you a free rein to explore varied creative options at a click-of-a-button.

11. Learning About WordPress Is Simple:

You don’t need to spend any money to learn about this powerful CMS. WordPress is developed on simple technology and learning about the basics of WordPress like how to edit content, add images/videos, publish a new post or web pages, would just take a few hours even if you are a beginner. Just check out this comprehensive tutorial that will help you learn all about WordPress.

12. More Functionality At Lower Cost:

Unlike traditional website design where everything needs to be programmed, WordPress provides you with a host of pre-written programs called Plugins that will help you to improve the functionality of your website that too at a lower cost.

WordPress Plugins Directory

However, it is essential that you don’t go overboard with installing plugins and keep it to the minimum, so as to provide your customers with a smooth and hassle-free user experience. Read this guide to know about the must-have WordPress plugins.

13. Multi-User Capability:

For larger companies, running a website and keeping their site up-to-date would require the help of multiple people. Thus, WordPress offers multi-user capability, so as to make it easier for you to assign different roles to individuals within your organization.

WordPress comes with six default user roles – Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber. Thereby, giving you the right (as a site owner) to decide what a user can or can’t do on your website.

14. Inexpensive To Run and Maintain:

To run a WordPress powered website all you need is a good domain name and a reliable web hosting. Moreover, since WordPress is a robust CMS, where developers provide regular updates, the cost of maintaining a WordPress site is not high either. You can do it yourself with the help of few good plugins such as BackUpWordPress, WP-Optimize and Akismet.

Or to save time you can hire a digital agency that will take care of your entire WordPress maintenance, right from backing up your website and installing updates to setting up security and optimizing your database.

15. Ease Of Printing:

Traditional websites were designed in such a way that they were too wide to print. However, with WordPress, you can print all your website’s content in an easy-to-read format.

Print Post and Page WordPress Plugin

Just install plugins like Print Post and Page or Print-O-Matic, and you’ll be able to print posts and web pages easily. Plus, you can also customize your printing page to suit your need.

16. Blogging Is Built-In:

By far the most amazing benefit of building a website with WordPress, this CMS allows you to easily add a blog to your site.

WordPress Built-in Blogging

WordPress is the best platform for blogging, as it comes with a default blogging configuration that provides you with varied options such as categories, tags, author, spam solutions, widgets, commenting, media, gravatars and more.

17. Existing Support Community:

Built by a dedicated community of professional web developers, consultants and academics, WordPress is an open source software that is supported by thousands of WordPress enthusiasts.

Anyone with a working knowledge of WordPress can contribute to this CMS platform and as such, once you start using WordPress you not only get free ongoing support from other community members, but you also get access to multitudes of free plugins and themes.

18. Innovative and Stable:

Like mentioned earlier, WordPress is used by millions of people worldwide and thus, it needs to be stable and keep up with trends in order to cater to such a vast audience.

Any vulnerabilities are quickly discovered and fixed by the dedicated WordPress community, thereby providing a stable and safe platform wherein businesses can run their website securely. Plus, with frequent updates to its software, WordPress has managed to stay ahead of its competitors in terms of superior & innovative technology.

19. Scalability:

As your business grows, you need a fast loading and fully functional website.

MaxCDN

WordPress is aware of this fact and as such, with the right hosting service and CDN like CloudFare or MaxCDN, you’ll be able to create anything, be it a single blog or a multi-site website, without compromising on quality.

20. Speed and Efficiency:

WordPress is famous for its 5-minute install and allows you to build a website in less than a day. All you need is content and relevant pictures and you are set. Furthermore, WordPress speed optimization and efficiency are why it is the most loved CMS and unlike other CMS, it is highly flexible & adaptable and can be customized to your heart’s desire.

21. Open Source:

WordPress an open source software

In an open source software, the source code can be modified by anyone. This means anyone (even you) can build a new application or improve an existing feature.

This makes WordPress a free software without limitations for commercial use and other restrictions.

Also, compared to other website building tools, the dedicated community of WordPress ensures that all software is up-to-date and it requires no licensing fees.

22. Manage Your Website From Any Computer:

All you need is an internet connection and you can manage your WordPress blog or website from any computer and from anywhere. Best part, there are also free Apps available for IOS and Android mobile devices.

23. Allows You To Quickly Make Basic Changes:

With WordPress, you no longer need to wait for designers to make changes on your website. You could simply login to your WordPress account and make the necessary changes you want, which saves time as well as money.

24. Sends Out Automatic Notifications:

WordPress sends default notifications to site owners via email, each time a new user is registered or a new comment is added to their post. It also notifies you on new trackback & new pingback, thus keeping you on top of all things related to your website.

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II. FLUIDITY OF DESIGN & FLEXIBILITY

WordPress comes with thousands of free and premium themes that allows you to create any website or blog that you want.

WordPress Enfold Theme

Apart from its user-friendly admin panel, you can customize your entire site at a click-of-a-button. Plus, it provides you with an endless number of features and functionality, not to forget it is highly adaptable, which makes it the number #1 CMS amongst web developers!

25. Intuitive and User-friendly Backend:

Compared to other content management systems, the backend or the administration panel of WordPress is extremely intuitive and user-friendly.

 WordPress User-friendly Backend

This means that even if you are a novice at running a website, with WordPress you don’t have to struggle with a lot of tasks such as managing content, publishing blog posts, uploading media, as WordPress makes every single aspect of running a website easy, thanks to its clutter-free, navigable and user-friendly dashboard.

26. Design Consistency:

While designing your WordPress website, you could either choose a default theme or purchase a premium theme. However, once you have set-up a theme, WordPress will ensure that it maintains the same design consistency throughout your website, irrespective of the number of web pages or blog posts that you might add. This provides a wonderful harmony that will not only appeal to the users but it will also make your site look more beautiful.

27. Control Multiple Sites With A Single Admin Panel:

Thanks to its multi-site technology, you can control all your WordPress websites with a single, user-friendly control/admin panel.

WordPress Admin Panel Login

This will make it easier for you to upgrade plugins and security tools from one single centralized unit.

28. Design Flexibility:

WordPress also provides you with design flexibility. Which means, if you decide that you want to have different design layouts throughout your website instead of a single consistent design, you can easily achieve it through WordPress as it allows multi-designed integration.

29. Free Themes:

Availability of tonnes of free themes is what makes WordPress sites outrank traditional sites in the competitive industry.

Parallax WordPress Theme

WordPress allows you to easily change the layout of your entire site through the use of professionally designed themes. Plus, most of these themes are mobile-friendly (responsive), which makes WordPress all the more powerful.

30. Seamlessly Integrates WooCommerce Plugin:

WooCommerce is an incredible plugin with a host of features that help you to create a powerful eCommerce store.

WooCommerce WordPress Plugins

You can seamlessly integrate this plugin into your WordPress website and once activated you can build any type of eCommerce website you want.

31. No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required:

Another benefit of using WordPress as a CMS, it doesn’t require an FTP like Filezilla nor does it need an HTML editing software to edit and delete files from your website or to upload/download images, documents, video files etc.

32. Quick Installation:

Be it downloading and installing WordPress or installing WordPress themes and plugins, this CMS allows you to quickly and effortlessly install any software that you need to run your site effectively.

33. Widgets:

WordPress themes are widget ready and provide you with multiple widget areas so that you can easily customize your site layout. These widget-ready areas on your website can be in the sidebar, footer or header.

WordPress Widgets Section

Plus, WordPress itself comes with several default widgets including categories, calendar, search & recent posts. Moreover, there are numerous WordPress plugins and themes that allow you to add different kinds of widgets such as Google Maps Widget, Social Count Plus and more.

34. Easy WordPress Plugins Updates:

WordPress provides you with new versions of software updates every 3-4 months. This ensures that your website is always up-to-date and at power with the current technology.

35. Intuitive Tools:

With every new update, WordPress becomes more and more intuitive making your task of adding new content, editing, browsing media and other functionalities effortless, leading to increased work productivity.

36. Built in RSS feeds:

WordPress comes with a default RSS feeds. RSS makes it easier for users to subscribe to your blog, thus helping you build a loyal database for your business. Plus, you can customize your feeds to improve its functionality.

37. Synchronization With Popular Resources:

WordPress is the most used and widely popular CMS and as such, many third party companies have created their own integration plugin or script that can be used on WordPress.

MailChimp For WordPress

These plugins connect your 3rd party account to your WordPress site, thereby facilitating smoother workflow. One such 3rd party plugin that you can easily synchronize with your WordPress site is Mailchimp, a newsletter service that allows you to send out emails to all your email subscribers at a click.

38. Drag-and-Drop Media File Uploader:

WordPress provides drag-and-drop media file option that makes adding media to your WordPress site snappy and effortless. Just drag an audio or a video file, images or documents and drop it to your WordPress media library, it is that simple.

39. Quick Disable and Enable Options For Plugins:

While it is true that plugins can help you enhance your site’s performance, it also true that too many plugins can slow down your website. Hence, to ensure that this doesn’t happen, WordPress gives you the option of disabling plugins that you are not using, thereby helping you keep your site optimal at all times.

40. Customizable Pagination:

Pagination usually appears below the blog posts and is used to navigate from one page to another.

WP Paginate WordPress Plugins

Now while WordPress comes with a default pagination (“Older posts” and “Newer posts”), to give your site a customizable look, you can make use of plugins like WP-PageNavi, WP-Paginate or Advanced Post Pagination.

41. Ability To Create Customized Categories:

For a website to run smoothly, a structure is important. Therefore, WordPress allows you to create customized categories that make it easier for readers as well as search engines to navigate your site. Customized categories also help you to improve your SEO through the means of keywords – that you can assign to each category.

42. Customized Sidebars and Footer:

When you build a website with WordPress, you can customize your entire site according to your preference, which also includes sidebars and footer.

Custom Sidebars WordPress Plugins

You can create sidebars and footer for web pages, landing pages, category pages. Additionally, with a plugin like Custom Sidebars, you can create and customize as many sidebars as you want.

43. Allows You To Easily Add Images and Videos:

Easy integration of all types of media is another reason why WordPress is the best CMS. WordPress plugins make it easier to upload/download images as well as embed videos on your site.

44. Extensive Application Programming Interfaces (APIs):

Like mentioned before, WordPress supports the integration of 3rd party services on your website and as such, makes available numerous API’s that you can freely integrate and use on your website.

45. Easy Adjustment Of Web Page Layouts:

Changing your web page layouts becomes easier with WordPress, thanks to its various themes. Moreover, with most themes being responsive, any change that you make to your site will be easily replicated on other mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets etc.

46. Built-in Search Feature:

With its default built-in search box, you as well as your site’s visitors can quickly locate any information that you want at a click-of-a-button.

47. Tonnes Of Free Useful Plugins:

Adding a function to your website becomes easy through the use of numerous free plugins that are made available by WordPress. You can customize these plugins as per your need and create a fully functional and professional website that is easy to access & wonderful.

48. Quicker Development Cycle:

Many web developers can vouch for the fact that the development of a website is incredibly quick with WordPress. Unlike traditional CMS software, WordPress provides tonnes to easy-to-use themes and plugins and as such, it leads to quicker development cycle resulting in faster delivery.

49. Free Upgrades:

With other CMS’s, an upgrade to the latest version would require a lot of money and it would be time-consuming. However, since WordPress is an open source platform, the upgrades for this CMS is free.

Amazing, isn’t it?

50. Offers Clean Codes:

WordPress is an open-source platform and as such, it emphasizes on following a standard of writing clean codes thus, minimizing the risk of malicious code on your site, which if spotted by Google could affect your site’s ranking.

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III. ROBUST SECURITY FEATURES

Security is given top priority in WordPress!

WordPress Security Features

As it is an open source platform used by millions of people, hackers are always looking for new ways to breach it. But, thanks to its large community, the security protocol of WordPress is one of the toughest in the industry. When you choose to build a website with WordPress, rest assure that your website will be safe and secure from all unauthorized access, hackers, cyber crimes & more.

51. Airtight Security:

WordPress is aware of the fact that building a website involves a lot of hard work, time and money and as such, it provides solid security measures to ensure that your site is safe from all potential harm.

WordPress constantly updates all its security tools, thereby protecting your website from unauthorized access. Plus it provides airtight security through the means of powerful WordPress security plugins.

52. Regular Software Updates:

The internet is full of opportunistic and malicious-minded people who are constantly seeking any loopholes through which they can access and harm a website. For this reason, WordPress has a dedicated security team that works continuously to improve security tools, thus providing you with newer versions of software updates that help fix any vulnerability on your site.

53. Strong Monitor For Malware:

The online world has seen a tremendous rise in malware and cyber criminal activities in recent years. From sudden crashing of websites to its slow performance to unusual programs that appear suddenly, it is difficult to keep your site from getting infected by malware.

Sucuri Security WordPress Plugin

However, WordPress provides some of the toughest security tools such as Sucuri Security, AntiVirus, that performs a daily scan to detect malware and spammy links, thus helping you monitor your site’s security at a click-of-a-button.

54. Tonnes Of Free Security Plugins:

WordPress is a secure software. However, it can still be breached due to the use of a weak password, failure to update software, etc. Thus, to prevent this WordPress provides you with tonnes of free WordPress security plugins, that when install can provide maximum security to your website. Check out this guide to know about the top WordPress security plugins.

55. Robust Password Protection:

WordPress In-built Password Protection

Another advantage of using WordPress as a CMS, WordPress comes with an inbuilt password protection feature.

This will ensure that your password is protected at all times, thereby reducing the risk of hacking, malware and other cyber crimes.

56. Default Tools To Fight Spam:

Traditional CMS have difficulty in managing spam, which could slow down your website. WordPress, however, comes with a default spam setting that allows you to monitor each comment before it goes live.

Akismet plugin

You can control spam comments or links by using the Akismet plugin or by installing Captcha by Simplywordpress. Thus, eliminating spam at its source and improving your site’s performance.

57. Easy Integration Of SSL Certificate:

Short for Secure Sockets Layer, SSL is a standard security technology that protects personal data, such as online banking transactions, user information, from being intercepted by hackers. SSL is important for site’s security and is considered a ranking factor by Google.

Really Simple SSL WordPress Plugin

Thus, WordPress allows you to easily set up SSL certification on your site in-one-click through the use of Really Simple SSL plugin.

58. Backups:

Taking backups of your website is important, as you never know when your site may fall prey to hackers and you might lose all your database.

BackUpWordPress WordPress Plugins

WordPress offers a simple solution to this problem by providing free plugins like BackUpWordPress and BackWPup, that takes automatic backup of your site on a schedule fixed by you.

59. Control Over User Access:

Leaving your site’s admin panel to be used by anyone can severely compromise your website’s security. Hence, WordPress allows you to have a close control over what a member of your team can do and can’t do, by allowing you to create user group who can access only a specific section that you have assigned them, without giving anyone full administrator privileges.

60. Ability To Hide Specific Pages:

To prevent malicious users from accessing your admin page, login & other important web pages, WordPress offers you the option of hiding critical pages.

Hidden WP Admin WordPress Plugins

Only those who are authorized would be able to see these hidden pages and you can accomplish this with the help of a lightweight WordPress security plugin Hidden WP Admin, thus, providing your site additional security.

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IV. SEO BENEFITS

“WordPress automatically solves a ton of SEO issues.” – Matt Cutts from Google.

WordPress SEO Benefits

At its core, WordPress is a SEO-friendly platform that provides you with dozens of tools that can help you to optimize each post and page, which helps make your site even more attractive to search engines. Therefore, if you want to enhance your SEO strategy then you should think about using WordPress as your CMS.

61. SEO-Friendly:

WordPress is a SEO-friendly content management tool, in the sense, that it offers various functions that help to optimize your site.

Yoast SEO

It is also search-engine-friendly as it allows search engine robots to easily crawl and index your website. Plus, it further helps you to boost your site’s performance through the use of the powerful SEO plugin – Yoast SEO.

62. Google Loves WordPress:

Why?

Because 3 things that Google loves in a website, i.e. optimized content, easy navigation & responsiveness can all be easily achieved through the use of WordPress. Also, the fact that it is search-engine-friendly aids in why WordPress is loved by Google.

63. It’s Mobile Optimized:

With the rise in the number of mobile users, not having a website that is mobile-friendly can severely affect your site’s traffic and conversion rate.

WordPress is Mobile Optimized

However, when you use WordPress as your CMS, you need not worry about this has most WordPress themes are designed to be responsive, which helps to boost your SEO strategy.

64. Is Compatible Across All Browsers:

Compatibility across all browsers is essential if you don’t want to miss out on traffic coming from search engines other than Google.

WordPress Is Compatible Across all Browsers

WordPress understands this and thus, this CMS is compatible across all browsers which help to bring in more traffic.

65. Keeps Your Website Up-to-date:

Google loves websites that are frequently updated. Thus, by using this CMS, you’ll be able to make necessary changes, additions as well as post content regularly, thereby, keeping your site up-to-date and your content fresh, leading to frequent indexing & improved ranking on SERPs.

66. More Brand Awareness:

Using WordPress as a CMS can also help you to spread awareness about your brand. Since WordPress is SEO-friendly and allows easy integration of social media channels such Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, you can easily work this around to your benefit by making use of all the available tools that will help you to increase brand recognition.

67. URL Structure:

One of the biggest advantages of WordPress, this CMS automatically converts the URLs of your new posts and web pages into “search-engine-friendly” URLs, thereby helping search engines understand what your content is about, leading to improved ranking.

68. Improve Brand Credibility:

WordPress powers millions of commercially-driven websites and as such, when you create a website with WordPress, it helps you to automatically improve your brand’s credibility, thus increasing visitors trust in your brand as well as improving your ROI.

69. Ability To Alter Permalinks:

Permalinks are URLs of the content that you publish on your WordPress website. Now, while WordPress comes with a default permalink structure, it does allow you to create custom URL structure for your permalinks.

WordPress Permalinks Settings

Hence, giving you the ability to create user-friendly URLs, wherein, you can include keywords that you want to rank for.

70. Easy Ad Management:

Unlike traditional CMS where getting an ad code to integrate with your website code would be a tough task, with WordPress, this task becomes effortless.

AdPlugg WordPress Plugin

WordPress allows you to easily place and manage ads on your website through the use of simple plugins like AdPlugg WordPress Ad Plugin or AdRotate Banner Manager. Best part, these plugins also offer additional support such as Ad rotating, Ad scheduling, Ad tracking and more.

71. Allows Pingbacks:

WordPress allows you to automatically connect your website to other sites through the means of PingBacks. This feature makes it easier for you to notify various blog directories every time you post a new blog or edit content on your site, thus helping you maintain a good ranking on SERPs.

72. Option To Add H1 Tags:

H1 Tags are an important SEO factor that helps search engines to gauge the relevancy of your article. WordPress offers you the option of adding H1 Tags to your content at a click-of-a-button, thus helping you make your content more readable which aids in improving your site’s ranking in search result.

73. WordPress Can Optimize Images:

Optimize images is one of the essential SEO factors that help search engines to crawl your site better. WordPress helps you to automatically optimize all images on your site through the use of the WP Smushit plugin, which results in faster website loading time and improved accessibility.

WP Smush it Plugin

74. WordPress Helps Improve Website’s Speed:

Search engines often take website’s speed into consideration while ranking a site. However, unlike WordPress, traditional websites are too cumbersome and time-consuming to update, which could invariably affect your site’s speed. Thus, by using WordPress as a CMS, you’ll be able to not only enhance your site’s speed, but you will also be able to reduce the bounce rate, which can greatly benefit your SEO, PAID and other Social campaigns.

75. Allows You To Create Tags:

Displayed under each post, Tags help to group related posts together. When a user clicks on a particular tag, all post belonging to that Tag will be displayed, which helps increase user engagement as well as traffic.

76. Effortless Interlinking:

Interlinking is another essential on-page SEO factor.

SEO Internal Links WordPress Plugins

WordPress provides various ways to interlink your blog posts through plugins like SEO Internal Links that allows not only automatic linking to custom keyword lists in your posts but also allows you to set “nofollow” attributes and more.

77. Google Sitemaps:

Sitemaps make navigation easy for both site’s visitors as well as search engine robots. In WordPress, you can easily create a sitemap with the help of Google XML Sitemaps plugin, which will help speed up your site’s indexing as well as assist in enhancing user experience.

Google XML Sitemaps WordPress Plugins
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V. SIMPLE CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Content marketing is the driving force that can make or break your business. However, just creating great content isn’t enough. You also need certain tools and resources that can help you make your content stand out from the rest and in such a scenario, WordPress can be of great help.

WordPress User-friendly content management

With tonnes of impressive features and tools, WordPress makes your task of creating, organizing and publishing content easy. Plus, it allows you to easily incorporate various multimedia on your web page, blog and other posts types, thus, helping you create awesome content that resonates with people and helps you capture more leads for your business.

78. Easy Content Management:

As a powerful content publishing platform, the ease with which WordPress allows you to publish your content is simply amazing.

WordPress Edit Post

The WordPress dashboard provides you with a visual editor through which you can add/edit content, add images, links and more, all this from a single centralized unit.

79. Distraction-free Writing Mode:

WordPress comes with a default distraction-free writing mode, that can be of immense help to bloggers and authors, who needs a writing platform that eliminates distraction so that they can solely focus on creating awesome content.

WordPress Distraction free Writing Mode

80. Automatically Saves As you Type:

WordPress Draft Saved

One of the important benefits of WordPress that is often overlooked is its Autosave feature. This WordPress feature automatically saves changes made to a post or a web page, thus preventing the risk of losing valuable data, in the event your browser crashes or if you lose internet connectivity.

81. Allows You To Save Your Content As A Draft:

This CMS also gives you the option of saving your content as a draft. After writing a content, if you feel that it needs further changes or if you don’t want to publish the content right-off-the-bat, you can simply draft it to be used at a later date.

82. Enhances Content Workflow:

From the initial draft to publishing, WordPress helps you to seamlessly streamline your work, making it easier for you to plan, manage and publish high-quality content consistently.

Edit Flow WordPress Plugin

This helps create an effortless workflow that can produce great results. Best part, with the help of the plugin like Edit Flow, you can further enhance your content production.

83. Publish Content With One-click:

After you have added and edited the entire blog post to your heart’s content, all you need to do is click on the “Publish” icon and the blog post will be live on your website in a matter of seconds.

84. Customize Post Editor Feature:

While the default post editor feature in WordPress is great, you can use plugins to customize your WordPress editor.

CKEditor for WordPress

This will give you added functionalities to work with. Plus, apart from the basic features, these plugins will also provide you with tonnes of other intuitive features that will make you go WOW! Some of the plugins that can help you customize your WordPress Editor toolbar are CKEditor for WordPress and Pods – Custom Content Types and Fields.

85. Provides a Preview Option:

On the off chance that something is awry in your article even after intensive editing, the “Preview” feature in WordPress gives you the option of scanning your whole article, before you hit “Publish.”

86. Makes Organizing Content Easy:

With the same artfulness that it allows you to manage all other functions on your website, WordPress also makes organizing your content easy through the use of “tags” “categories” “author” etc, making it simpler for you to manage your entire content database.

87. Filters Duplicate Content:

WordPress is aware of the fact that Google penalizes duplicate content. Hence, it makes sure to filter all your content, page title, meta tags etc., thus, protecting your site’s ranking as well as overall performance.

Delete Duplicate Posts WordPress Plugin

You can install plugins like Fix Duplicates or Delete Duplicate Posts, that allows you to find & delete duplicate posts, web pages and more.

88. WordPress Revisions:

WordPress Post Revisions

This default WordPress feature is an amazing inclusion that can frequently prove to be useful for authors, as it saves all your revised pages and drafts.

So in case, you unintentionally deleted something or if you want to look at your previous revised articles, you could do that with a click-of-a-button.

89. Default Blog Comments:

Engagement with readers is important and for this reason, WordPress comes with a default comment management system that allows easy interaction between you and your readers. It accepts comments on web pages, blog posts & more. Plus, you can also customize how comments are displayed on your website.

90. Makes Integrating Multimedia Easy:

As a versatile platform, WordPress allows you to effectively integrate all types of multimedia on your site, be it audio, video, images or infographic. Likewise, it can be utilized for document or file management and it permits you to embed YouTube videos and tweets in your post.

91. Split Long Post Into Multi-pages:

WordPress has a feature, wherein, you can split long posts into multiple pages, making it easier for readers to read through your content. This technique will help you increase your site’s page-views and it will help reduce bounce rate.

92. Automated Content Syndication:

WordPress helps you to automatically convert blog posts into RSS feeds and syndicated it to various blog directories and websites. You can achieve this through the use of plugins like WP RSS Aggregator or Category Specific RSS feed Subscription.

Category Specific RSS feed Subscription WordPress Plugins
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VI. SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES

Social Media has become a significant factor in the success of all online businesses. But, in spite of the fact that it provides a considerable amount of benefits, the reality is that it requires a great deal of time and effort, which makes it a challenging task.

WordPress Social Media Integration

However, if your website is powered by WordPress it makes this undertaking simpler through the means of various social media plugins and sharing tools. Hence, if you want to enhance your site’s visibility and simplify your social media process then WordPress is the way to go!

93. Social Media Integration:

Unlike traditional website design, WordPress can have a great impact on your site’s social media strategy. WordPress allows easy integration of various social media accounts through the use of widgets & plugins. Plus, it helps you to manage all social activities be it posting content, commenting, adding images, from a solitary unit. Therefore, allowing you to effortlessly promote your product or service, in a consistent manner, which will help to build your brand.

94. Ability To Share Post On Multiple Social Platform:

One of the best features of using WordPress as a CMS, it allows you to share your blog post on multiple social platforms at a click-of-a-button. All you need to do is install a WordPress Plugin such as Yoast SEO, which gives you the option to enter content (Title, description, image) and publish it simultaneously on a variety of social networking platforms.

Yoast SEO Social

95. Easy Engagement With Your Audience:

Engagement with your audience is of utmost importance if you want to improve your brand’s credibility. By using social media tools from WordPress, you’ll be able to easily engage with your audience, anytime, anywhere, thereby garnering more brand visibility as well as traffic.

96. Scheduling Post:

WordPress also gives you the option of scheduling your social media post. By installing an all-in-one WordPress social media plugins like CoSchedule or Microblog Poster, you are able to bulk schedule your social media posts for an entire week or month, thereby saving time and increasing work productivity.

CoSchedule WordPress Plugin

97. Integrated Social Bookmarking and Sharing Buttons:

WordPress offers tools like Shareaholic that allows you to easily integrate social bookmarking and social sharing buttons under one tab. This helps you to promote your content to a wider audience, resulting in more traffic to your site and improved ROI.

Shareaholic WordPress Plugin

98. Short URL and Analytics Tracking:

Another great advantage of WordPress, this CMS can assist you in tracking social shares likes, tweets and follows, thus helping you monitor the progress of your social media marketing campaign.

WP Bitly WordPress Plugin

Additionally, it also allows you to integrate Google Analytics and it supports URL shorteners such as WP Bitly and Google Shortlink.

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VII. OTHERS

99. Easy To Switch Hosting Provider:

Building a website with WordPress allows you the luxury of switching hosting provider, in case if you are unhappy with the services provided by your current web host. WordPress is compatible with all major hosting platforms and as such, if you decide to switch then it wouldn’t result in too much downtime.

100. Ample Of eCommerce Solutions:

Websites powered by WordPress allows you to easily set-up any type of eCommerce store you want with complete automation and security. As mentioned earlier, the most popular and widely used eCommerce development plugin for WordPress is WooCommerce.

WP eCommerce Plugin

However, apart from it, there are numerous other plugins such as iThemes Exchange, WP eCommerce and Shopp.

101. Suits Everyone From Blogger To Big Businesses:

Be it a personal blogger or a large scale enterprise, WordPress suits every business and can be used to create any type of website, be it for a business, a non-profit organization, a government establishment or just a simple personal blog.

102. Migrating A Website To WordPress Is Easy:

Migrating from your traditional CMS to WordPress is actually easier than you might think. WordPress allows you to export all your database, content and media files, supports URL redirects, allows you to incorporate your existing website design into a custom WordPress theme & much more. Also, once you have migrated to WordPress, you can install all necessary plugins to enhance your site’s performance.

103. Allows You To Create Multi-Language Website:

This is another wonder-factor for WordPress users. This CMS allows you to create a multilingual website in close to 70 different languages.

Polylang WordPress Plugin

That’s right!

All you need to do is install the Polylang plugin or WPML and it will easily translate your WordPress posts, pages, tags, categories, into as many languages as you like.

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#CONCLUSION

WordPress is undoubtedly the best CMS you can choose to build your website on. From numerous plugins and endless themes to security, SEO and social media feature, WordPress is a one-stop shop for all your website requirements.

Hence, if you were sceptical as to why you should be using WordPress as your CMS, then we hope this post has given you enough reasons to use WordPress when creating your next website or blog!

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Nirav Dave

Nirav Dave is the CTO & Co-Founder at Capsicum Mediaworks, a digital agency based out of Mumbai, India that specializes in all things Web Design & WordPress. He Worships WordPress and Loves to read anything and everything about this exceptional CMS.

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