WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems in Tenerife and the rest of the world, and it is used by expert web designers and amateurs alike to organize and display all types of content on a website. Content refers to everything that you want to include on your website and it can be displayed in different forms. For example, the text is usually static and written in an easy-to-read font, while photos can come in a gallery or a slide presentation with transition effects, for example. It does not matter what kind of website you are running, every possible content you may want to include in it is supported in some way by WordPress, and after a brief time of using it, you will find that it is powerful, easy to use and free to use –if you do not take into account the costs of hosting and domain, of course. If you have a personal or company website, you definitely should try WordPress. Here are six reasons why:
WordPress is very compatible with several platforms
Since people use different tools to interact with websites, compatibility is a major concern you need to take into account when choosing a content management system. One of the many great things about WordPress is that it is compatible with pretty much anything.
The main compatibility feature of WordPress is that it is actually designed specifically to allow web search crawlers to find your website easier, which naturally results in better performance at search engines, and at the same time is compatible with many SEO plugins that boast your website even more.
Another great feature of WordPress is that it allows you to easily create mobile-device-friendly websites, since it offers many customizable themes you can choose from the beginning if your website is specifically targeted at mobile device users or plugins if you just want to improve the compatibility for mobile devices of a site you have already created.
Finally, WordPress makes it incredibly easy to change from providers of web hosting services, so you can take your entire website to a different provider without having to build it again from the ground up.
WordPress is very secure
One of the most common reasons for security breaches in websites is lack of updates. If you do not constantly update the software that makes your website work to the most recent version –that usually includes protection against recently-discovered viruses or worms-, your site would be vulnerable.
Luckily for you, most of the WordPress software and plugins can be updated automatically as soon as the most recent version is launched, you just have to check that option on your settings. And even if some plugins or other pieces of software don’t feature automatic updates, WordPress makes it easy to update them just by selecting them and clicking in the Update button. As long as you remember to do this constantly, your website will be secure.
WordPress is incredibly easy to use
You can build a beautiful, responsive, and amazing website with WordPress without having vast programming knowledge.
Many of the tools included in WordPress that you will use to build your website are based on graphic interphase, which makes it easier to understand what specific plugins do even if you have never build a website before.
And the best thing is that if you want to add some advanced features to your website and don’t know how, WordPress has an extensive online support guide and forum where you will find almost anything you need to know, and you can ask something if it is not already there. You can also request support from Erupt as we have a expertise in WordPress. If you’re based in Tenerife, we can even fix it on the spot!
WordPress helps you make your website look original
One of the main problems with other content management systems is that they provide templates for building a website in just minutes only by customizing individual sections, but they usually look similar to each other and there aren’t many to choose from.
Well, since WordPress has an open-source code, thousands of enthusiasts and professional web developers have created thousands and thousands of templates and themes you can choose from to guarantee your website is unique. A lot of them are free and some of them, with more advanced features, are paid.
WordPress includes many plugins to add whatever functionality you want
Plugins are very powerful software pieces that do specific tasks, and the possibilities of functionalities are almost limitless.
WordPress includes thousands of different plugins to add to your website almost any functionality you can think of, like optimizing your webpage for search results, load faster, or backup automatically. Since WordPress also supports all kinds of media, you can also embed videos or slideshows into your website very easily, just looking for the right plugin.
Best of all: WordPress is free!
After reading about all the amazing features that WordPress includes, you might be thinking that it must cost hundreds of dollars.
Well, you should know that WordPress is absolutely free. All the features we have mentioned are free to use –or at least include free versions-, so you only need to worry about paying for your domain name, your web hosting services, and buying a few themes or plugins if you feel like you need them. But other than that, creating an amazing website with WordPress will cost you nothing.