Okay, so I should use WordPress, but why?
WordPress can be and do so much. Here is a short list of some of the things that it can do.
- Blog (of course)
- Photo Galleries
- Video Galleries
- Shopping Carts
- Social Network
- SEO (majorly)
- Membership sites
- Social Media Sharing
- and much, much more!
Yes, WordPress can do all that and more and is still easy to manage and update.
What is SEO?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and it is definitely something you want. Good SEO settings improves your sites visibility with search engines. With tons of plugins out there just for SEO, this is, as the famous car insurance company put it, “So easy, a caveman could do it.”
You mentioned plugins, what are they?
Plugins are small programs that you install into your site through the dashboard. With a repository of over 16,000 plugins, you can do almost anything. From photo galleries to sidebar widgets and from shopping carts to forums. Plugins can transform your site into anything you want it to be.
Okay, what the heck is a sidebar widget?
WordPress is so unbelievably awesome that you can have these things called widgets in your sidebar, footer, or in a page or post with a plugin. A widget is like a plugin, but designed to provide a simple way to arrange the various elements of your sidebar content with little hassle and without the need to know code.
Social Media Sharing, what is that?
Social Media Sharing allows for you to post to Facebook and Twitter without doing anything. There are many plugins out there to achieve this. Some will allow you to customize how you want the post to look, while others allow you to customize every aspect of the post.