Not only is it free to use, but it is open source as well. Meaning, creative minds from all over the world come together to improve on what is already a near perfect system.
I must admit: I was one of the last guys to switch over from traditional page by page website building – to building one through an actual blog.
Mind you most blogging platforms weren’t all that far advanced back in the day, so one was left with very little room for creativity, but that did not change the fact that blogs were much easier to manage, and more importantly, were also loved much more by search engines.
In other words, WordPress blogs are by default more search engine friendly then traditional website are after hours and hours of tweaking.
Today, even though my programming skills have improved dramatically, I rarely ever use anything other than WordPress to build my sites. Why complicate things? There is just no need for it.
WordPress makes it very easy to build some pretty good looking sites using free themes so – no need to spend hours designing everything yourself.
More than that though, I love the plugin section of WordPress. Basically, where anyone can create a plugin and run it on his or her site with the click of just a few buttons. Or he/she can sell that plugin over and over again to other blog owners.
The sky is the limit as to what you can all do with WP plugins!
There are some pretty cool ones that have become standard, like the All-in-One-SEO plugin or the Askimet plugin. Then there are other less popular plugins like my all-time favorite, the WordPress backlinks creator or even the pretty link plugin. The list goes on and on 🙂
The thing is, it does not matter what plugins we prefer. I just think the plugin concept is a brilliant addition to the WP blogging platform – though I believe it is perhaps an under-utilized addition.
Do you use WordPress to build your websites with and if so, what are some of your favorite plugins?