WordPress leaves every other CMS far behind in so many ways it’s surreal. From huge businesses to global communities and large chain of eCommerce stores; anything you throw at this platform, it can handle.
There aren’t many that could contain this level of versatility.
Listed here are a few things that make WordPress a better CMS than the competition:
• Gives Control to Non-Developers
For those of us who would rather not dip their feet in code, WordPress is a godsend.
The platform is as comprehensive (for sake of better management and control) as it is easy to work with, especially for non-coding populace. The WYSIWYG editors, countless premium themes that come pre-packed with Visual Composer page builders, the default WordPress Customizer, et al make sure that users can make changes as they see fit, regardless of their programming expertise.
The platform is truly user-friendly, and continues to make even more progress in that department with every upgrade: RICG plugin, the newly-launched Calypso admin interface, and more.
• There’s more to Choose From
Themes, plugins, widgets; or we can say website’s look, functionalities, and interface. There are thousands of them available anywhere you look. It’s one of the huge positives on WordPress.
Check any marketplace and official repositories for any given CMS, but you won’t find anywhere with variety that could even manage to come close to WordPress’ in sheer insurmountable numbers. Anyone can pick their choice of themes and plugins and start a decent website in minutes. Literally.
This helps users become even more self-reliant and gain confidence in their abilities of customizing and running a website on their own without relying on a developer.
• SEO-friendly, out-of-the-box
WordPress may not come optimized, but it is SEO-friendly thanks to its structure and the entire army of tools available for users. You just have to know how to take it further, everything you need will be provided.
WordPress out-of-the-box comes with themes made with clean, comprehensible, semantic coding, along with features that let you customize URL structures, easy post formatting abilities, tags and categories, and more. Combine that with some super-powered like All-in-One SEO pack or Yoast SEO capable of making users of other platforms jealous and you have all the features you could need to tinker your website into a high online visibility.
Your team of coders will be able to create better things in less time with WordPress compared to other platforms. If you don’t have a team yet, you can hire WordPress development services from freelancers or companies across the world.
• Scalable up to the Sky
“It’s just a blogging platform.” I have a hard time keeping myself from rolling my eyes every time I hear this argument.
Anyone who says that WordPress isn’t good enough for eCommerce because Shopify and Magento are specifically built for eCommerce has clearly never seen the super-stunning online stores of a tiny-company called Bata. Those who say WordPress can’t handle rich media content should check out BBC America. Live communities? See the official Star Wars Blog, which runs on WordPress. Freakin’ Fortune 500 websites work with WordPress.
I can go on and on, but I’m sure you get the point.
WordPress is whatever you want, whatever you need it to be.
There are valid reasons (beyond “Everyone’s on WordPress now, bro”) for the platform’s continuous growth, and the incredible amount of clients just who come our way for HTML or Joomla or Drupal to WordPress conversion.
Don’t believe me.
Try it for yourself.