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WordPress makes a great website, too!

I’ve just learned that some very large organizations are changing over their website formats to WordPress. But, wait …isn’t that a Blogging platform? Yes, precisely and that’s one reason folks are switching over.

Here’s a screen grab of an e-marketing site called ICONDOCK

An e-Marketing site built with WordPress!

An e-Marketing site built with WordPress!

This wonderfully clean and easy-to-navigate site sure doesn’t look like a blog, does it? Well, it’s not, it’s a fully functional site for selling stock icons and it’s built using WordPress, the world’s most popular blogging platform!

So, what’s the big deal? Let’s look at four reasons that sound good to me:

1.) It’s FREE! Yes that’s right, the WordPress site building software is open source and is free to download and use to build your own website.

2.) Don’t know HTML? No problem, it’s easy to update content on your website without knowing HTML. Do you hate the idea of having to learn to use a complex HTML editor tool like Dreamweaver? Once WordPress is set up for you, you can easily create new pages or edit existing pages using a simple rich text editor. If you can use Microsoft Word then WordPress will be easy!

3.) Content –Extensions – There is a thriving ecosystem of developers creating themes and plug-ins – imagine free design themes, or the ability to extend your website with polls, contact forms, ratings or hundreds of other cool features without having to hire a web developer.

4.) SEO & RSS– Not only are RSS feeds built into the software for easy promotion of your site, search engines, especially Google, love WordPress making it a better platform choice than other options for great optimization.

So, that’s why so many folks are switching over to WordPress for site building and content management. It’s easy to build and easy to edit and manage, saving time and money!

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  1. andersj
    October 27, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Always value in your posts. Again quite enjoyable. I think most highly functional sites are probably paying for the premium WordPress contract rather than going the free route, but I believe CMS apps like WordPress and the level of scalability of addable widgets will continue to become sophisticated to the point at which there is no need for most people to concern themselves with learning CSS, etc., for many online objectives.

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