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Why WordPress?

There are lots of Content Management Systems (CMS) out there? Why choose the most popular site, WordPress (WP), over a product like Wix or Squarespace?

  • Its popularity insures and open source nature ensures there are lots of tools available to build your site. For example, want to set up an online store? You can go with Shopify where the online charges start at $29 per month and rapidly climb from there. That’s why many choose WordPress and add the Woo Commerce plugin. For a comparison of these two option, see this link.
  • WP’s new block editor makes it easy create and update a website.
  • There are a number of tools to help you monetize your website. One of the more important tools is a contact form plugin. WPForms offers a basic free one with more features available in their upgraded versions
  • WP is designed with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in mind. This tool will help you drive people to your website.

There are other powerful CMS systems out there. However, WP appears to be the easy and least expensive way to make to get a website going. All you need is a domain name and a hosting account with with web host that supports WP hosting.

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