Over 100,000 new WordPress websites are created every day…Why is that?
The WordPress Community
Why WordPress? First of all, WordPress is free. Free as in Freedom – and free as in Free Beer. Anyone can download the WordPress software, and because its licensed under the GPL – the General Public License – you have the freedom to modify and add to the WordPress code. This makes WordPress a platform that grows and gets better day after day. Also, not sure how to do something with WordPress? Just search online and you’ll quickly find a friendly, intelligent developer (and newbie!) community that love using WordPress – and helping those who ask!
The classy look and feel of WordPress websites are from customized themes based on a well-documented framework. There are thousands of free and premium WordPress themes available. Because there is a library of beautiful and functional designs that are freely licensed (or inexpensive) you are able save development time when you’d otherwise be building a site from scratch.
Ease of Use
WordPress is the most popular CMS on the web today – primarily because of its ease of use and flexibility. WordPress powers artist portfolios, e-commerce websites, news aggregators, social networks, and millions of blogs – because WordPress is the easy option. Because WordPress was initially built as a blogging platform – with non-techsavvy writers in mind – its learning curve is far less threatening than bloated platforms like Joomla or Drupal.