Why should you use WordPress? Because it’s awesome. There are a ton of reasons why WordPress is a quality platform for building websites. Here’s the latest entry in our Why WordPress series:
WordPress may be easy to use, but it’s also powerful. You can do a lot with WordPress and it gives you all kinds of control to change all kinds of things. With plugins and themes you can add all kinds of extra functionality that will make WordPress do even more.
So even though you’re using a simple, free program, it’s no lightweight. It can handle all kinds of powerful stuff, well beyond what a beginner can handle.
That might sound overwhelming for the newbie, but never fear. WordPress allows you to turn things off, hide them or ignore them completely. If you don’t need the powerful features, you don’t have to be intimidated by them. But it’s good to know they’re there.
You don’t want to start out with a basic site only to discover it can’t do anything more than basic when you’re ready for the next step. That means you have to start over at every next step. Taking each step is hard enough without having to start over with a whole new platform.
But WordPress can grow with you. It can take the next step. It can take a lot of steps. It can handle simple, basic sites and it can also handle complex sites that require a lot of muscle. E-commerce, social networking, forums, multiple sites, multiple blogs, galleries, videos, maps, mobile? Bring it on. WordPress has the chops to do it all.
Whether you need a little or a lot, WordPress has the muscle.