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Article by September 4, 2012 lienhard

Why you should choose WordPress to power your website

WordPress is Popular,  Robust and Growing

If you decided on WordPress for your website, congratulations, you’re in  good company. Websites such as TechCrunchTEDCNN,  National Football League, PlaystationNew York TimesPeople Magazine, The Rolling Stones, Nicole Kidman, Wall Street Journal,  Ford – all of these use WordPress.   WordPress is serious technology with the power to deliver rich content.

According to Wikipedia, WordPress is used by over 16.7% of Alexa Internet‘s “top 1 million” websites and as of August 2011 manages 22% of all new websites.  WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet.

Matt Mullenweg, the founding developer of WordPress as well as the founder of Automattic, expects even more from WordPress in the coming years:

”The last few years we’ve really focused on both the usability and flexibility of WordPress, which has resulted in accelerating growth in both big and small sites. I expect even higher adoption among the largest sites over the next year.”

WordPress – Search Engine friendly

WordPress started out as a blogging platform and has now has grown into a fully comprehensive Content Management System. WordPress is flexible and adaptable, with thousands of plugins and themes that add rich content and functionality.

If you’re looking to get a head start with Search Engine Optimization, WordPress should be your 1st choice. Google and other search engines favor WordPress sites because the code is search-engine friendly and well-written, increasing your website’s ranking.

WordPress – supported by thousands of developers Wordwide

WordPress is open source, meaning the source code is available to the general public. This means thousands of developers worldwide are contributing to WordPress  – creating more robust code with fewer bugs, tighter security and more features every day.  If you want to hire someone to help develop your website on WordPress, you have a vast  resource to tap into.

WordPress is updated regularly, with new functionality, bug fixes, and security enhancements.  Also, because there is such a large community surrounding WordPress, any developer can work on a WordPress-based site to update it, make changes, etc., so you can never be held hostage by any one designer or developer.

WordPress – As easy to use as Microsoft Word (…maybe even easier!)

If you know how to edit a Microsoft Word document, then you’ll  easily be able to update your WordPress site.   Instead of having to hire someone to make changes to your website, you can do it yourself and save money.  Easy and affordable – that’s WordPress!

WordPress is the best platform to build your website!