Amazing Things That I Impressed With WordPress

Have you ever noticed what’s common between the giant business brands and personal websites such as CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, eBay, Sony, Mashable, Jay-Z, Katy Perry and much more?

They all run on the WordPress platform!

Over 7.24, crore websites are powered by WordPress; which means the market share of WordPress is ridiculously HUGE. WordPress is competent and full-fledged content management system which overshadows and completely dominates over its competitors — Joomla and Drupal.

WordPress is competent and full-fledged content management system which overshadows and completely dominates over its competitors — Joomla and Drupal.

Reading the above trivia about WordPress you might be wondering what makes it so accessible, attractive, most widely used and trusted CMS ever in the history of the internet.

To quench your curiosity let’s dive into the reasons why you would want to use WordPress for your personal blog or business website.

*Curtain Rises*

Essential Things That You Need To Know About WordPress

Why should you use WordPress? Without further ado, let’s have a look at the impressive WordPress Features!

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#1. Easy To Learn, Setup, Manage and Maintain

WordPress is a free and open source tool. You can employ, analyze, tweak and install the platform according to your requirements.

You don’t need to be a programming ninja or an expert coder to modify the source code of the platform. Basic technical or programming knowledge is enough to get the job done.

No part of the source code is kept hidden or away from your reach thereby making the platform truly transparent and open.

WordPress is also cost saving because one doesn’t need to undergo intense training to learn to setup and maintain a WordPress site.

There are large numbers of resources available online where learning about WordPress can be free and fun!

The WordPress developers and designers find WordPress quite flexible as it allows modification of the codes. Also, extra features and functionality can be added to any WordPress site with the help of WordPress Plugins.

Plugins are a collection of (PHP) codes files which add a unique feature to a WordPress site. This powerful benefit of WordPress allows web designers to meet customer demands for unique functionalities.

Another great advantage of using WordPress CMS — it’s easy for you to edit the website content without actually altering any source code of the site theme.

Even a non-technical staff would be able to publish and update website content. Isn’t that great?

#2. Potential to Rule the Mobile Internet Age

You would surely agree with the fact that we have started to spend more time accessing the web using our mobile devices than desktop screens.

We have entered a new internet era – “The mobile internet age”.

An explosive smartphones sale in the recent years has been a game changer for all the online businesses. Thus, having a mobile friendly or responsive web design is so much important than ever before.

Almost all the latest WordPress themes are designed to be responsive. Your visitors would be able to access your site quickly on their mobile devices if the site design is mobile friendly.

Furthermore, the WordPress dashboard itself is responsive, thus allowing you to manage your site from anywhere using your mobile phone.

In the recent updates (the last year 2015), Google recommended responsive web design for all the sites, not to mention mobile-friendly sites are likely to get an edge in search rankings of mobile devices.

#3. WordPress Plugins are a Complete Game Changer

WordPress functionalities are extensible!!!

Since WordPress is an open source platform, developers, coders and designers are given freedom to create extensions for it.

These extensions, add-ons or collection of PHP code files are called Plugins.

There are thousands of WordPress plugins completely free for you to install and download.

However, some cool and advanced plugins may require a purchase or a paid upgrade.

Another advantage of WordPress plugin is – Every time you wish to add a feature to your blog or website, you don’t have to pay the developer which saves your hard earned money.

Sounds good! Doesn’t it? *evil laugh*

On WordPress, plugins itself do most of the work for you. So you don’t have to bother about learning to code like a ninja.

All you need to do is download, install, and configure; the rest will be taken care by the plugin itself.

WordPress extensions aka plugins can help you turn your WordPress blog into any of the following:

  • Photoblog or gallery
  • Review or Rating website
  • E-commerce or shopping site
  • Membership site or community forum
  • Multimedia collection site and much more.

#4. Features and Plugins Make Your Site Loved By Search Engines

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is the ultimate marketing strategy you could ever employ.

It’s a BIG win for you and your business if your site ranks well on the search engine results page (SERP).

WordPress SEO plugins can help you outrank your competitors.

Matt Cutts (an engineer who works at Google) once said,”WordPress automatically solves a ton of SEO issues.” That is so because of the powerful WordPress default optimization options available on the dashboard and plugins.

Switching or moving your site to WordPress might give spikes or surges in search results. If you already have your site hosted on WordPress, you might already have experienced that. 😉

The reason why millions of bloggers, marketers, and business owners are in LOVE with WordPress is because it makes SEO way too easier compared to other CMS.

#5. WordPress is Safe, Secure, and Robust

Given the popularity of WordPress, it is not at all surprising that WordPress has always been a target for hackers.

Regular WordPress updates help in keeping the WP sites secure as all the loopholes and security flaws are corrected.
The security updates are entirely free for you to install.

WordPress is considered as one of the most security certain platforms. The administrators can also use WP plugins which may provide many security features and authentication facilitates.

The most basic precaution you can take to keep your sites secure is by installing plugins from a trusted source only. It is always recommended to avoid adding any third party plugins unless it comes from a trusted marketplace.

#6. Fantastic Community Features

Since the advent of social media, it has become necessary to build a community and manage it to create a buzz around your business or blog.

If you aim to create a healthy and engaging community around the content of your blog, you should opt for WordPress.

This extremely popular publishing and blogging platform can help you establish membership or community forum sites easily.

No technical knowledge required.

The WP Plugins again come into the picture for adding community features to your blog or website.

There are a few default WordPress features which conveniently adds community functionalities like social media sharing and commenting.

To accommodate your needs for having a full-fledged community forum at your blog, you can use modern WP extensions like Disqus, BuddyPress, BBPress, MemberPress and other available third-party plugin solutions.

One of the most impressive powers which WordPress gives you is the ability to turn your blog into a mini social media site.

#7. Great Community Support

According to an infographic published on yoast.com, it was estimated that 20-25% of all newly published websites were going to be built using WordPress. (old stats but still holds true).

The WordPress user’s community is MASSIVE. You can solve any issues of your WordPress sites with the help of online how-to guides, WP community forums, and YouTube tutorials.

The official WordPress forum is full of generous, experienced and active users and developers wanting to help you with your WP queries and issues.

The support you are offered at the forums is entirely free. It is impossible for you, not to be able to troubleshoot an issue with such enthusiastic and dedicated community.

#8. Multisite and Multi-Language Support

WordPress offers a multisite feature using which you can override and share the content on other sites.

Using this multisite capability, sites can be piecemeal constructed. Similarly, you can duplicate and customize your site into almost any language or time zone.

Suppose you have a service based online business site which must be localized according to the geographic location and not necessarily have one single site for the global audience.

As I mentioned before, WP sites can be quickly customized and replicated. The content can be easily translated into different languages and time zones can be set accordingly.

#9. Outstanding Multimedia Support

In the world of endless competition, designing something which is truly unique and visually appealing has become so much important.

Multimedia additions like pictures, videos, animations, audio clips, etc. can help you retain your site visitors for a longer duration.

The more time a user spends on your site, the greater are the chances that they might become returning visitors and eventually your customers.

The WordPress CMS will help you to easily add, change or modify any media files that you already have or wish to add to your site.

Some WP add-ons also allow you to embed social media feeds, YouTube videos, and Soundcloud audio directly into your web pages in just a few clicks.

Why WordPress?

With WordPress, Sky Is The Limit!

It gives you complete power and flexibility to create a site which you always craved for.

Hopefully, this post covers all the right reasons why you must use WordPress over any other available platforms.

Take your business game to the next level by switching to WordPress today!

Over to You!

Are you already using WordPress for your websites? Or still wondering if WordPress will be a great fit for your business? 

Give it a try and experience the WP power yourself.

Do you have further insights about WordPress? What is your opinion about the above-listed WordPress features?

I would love to read your thoughts in the comments section. 

11 thoughts on “Amazing Things That I Impressed With WordPress

  1. Congratulations for the new blog, Nirmala.

    WordPress is indeed the best CMS as far as I know. When I came to know about this CMS, I came to know that how easy is to put a website live. I have been working with WordPress since long, and now I am totally in love with it.

    Nicely written.

    • Hi Atish,

      Thanks for your kind wishes for my new venture, means a lot. Nice to know your fondness on WordPress.

      You know, I was hesitating to blog with a self-hosted domain, and you were the one who encouraged me a lot to use WordPress CMS.

      I still remember the silly questions that I’ve raised to you, and your patience with helping attitude in responding is amazing.

      Thanks for your comment on the post quality, I need your guidance & support forever.

      I’m delighted to get your comment as first on this newly founded blog, thanks for your care.

      Keep coming here to leave your valuable viewpoints.

  2. Hi Nirmala

    So glad to hear you have started another blog that obviously is not just another blog but does have a strong appeal as shown on first glance by its URL, layout and initial contents.
    WP is such an amazing platform that never lets its users feel any problem while working on it and this I am saying being a non-techie blogger who very rarely needed any techie help while maintaining it.

    Many thanks for sharing these awesome features of WordPress and best wishes for the success of this new blog of yours.

    Have a great weekend ahead.

    • Hi Mi sir,

      I’m happy to get your comment without any invite, it is truly awesome.

      Thanks for leaving your nice feedback about this new blog. Yes, it is a good work from Sakthi (Whom I’ve joined hands together to try something new) and his teammates in designing the layout of the blog.

      Great to read your opinions on WordPress platform, my pleasure to share my experience with my loyal followers.

      Thanks many for your great wishes with care, I need your support forever.

      Have a nice weekend for you too, keep visiting!

  3. Hi Nirmala Ma’am!
    I am truly feeling great that I am a part of WordPress. I blog with WordPress and the reason behind is the features that it has built-in!
    We have total control over the sites.
    The best CMS, I would say.
    Thanks for sharing these features with us.
    Your new friend and FAN,
    – Ahmad

    • Hi Muhammad,

      I agree with your views on WordPress and yes, it has great built-in features.

      Thanks being my loyal reader, it is truly appreciated. Stay tuned to grab more innovative WP stuff.

  4. First of all, let me Congratulate for the new blog, Nirmala. I came to know that WordPress is one of the best CMS platform last 6 months ago. Thanks to you though where you asked me to jump into WordPress from Blogger. Since then I am enjoying the features and the ease that provides in creating articles and publishing. WordPress is the simplest way to have a website to every person without much hassles..Thanks for sharing a beautiful article ..:)

    • Gurunath,

      Thanks for your wishes. Yes, I remember that I have suggested you to switch over to WP from blogger to perform better.

      Glad you feel comfortable with this amazing CMS and learning new things with it.

      Thanks again for reading the post, try to come often to share your thoughts.

  5. Nirmala – a nice round up of WP features. First time to WP Glossy and didn’t know that you are one of the three main faces on this website 🙂 – Good luck and I will try to be regular here. WP is one of the areas I write about too so it is a common interest and overlap subject here.

    WP in my case has been a life saver. Who would have imagined that someone with zero web-experience of development can run and manage a full blog. Thanks to WP – it has made it possible for me and for thousands others too.

    You very rightly said, sky is the limit with WP and its features. It is down to us to explore it, use it and master it.

    • Hi Ahmad,

      Thanks for reading my first post and cheers, for your kind wishes.

      Good to know that you also like the WordPress CMS very much and yes, we don’t need to be a tech-savvy person to use WP.

      I’ll feel happy to get your upcoming comments, stay tuned!

  6. Hello Nirmala mam,
    From last 2-3 years I started a blogging as a full time profession and using blogger platform but till date not used WordPress platform. After reading your post about WordPress thinking to host my blog on to WordPress.
    Mam Can you tell me the which is the Best hosting for 1000 visitors per day.?
    Thank you for adding the detailed article about WordPress.. 🙂

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