The Benefits of WordPress

Usually the first thing new business owners want to do is get a website up for new customers or clients to go to. This is completely understandable since almost everyone accesses the Internet on a daily basis. Phone books were the way back before we had the Internet at our fingertips but now we have an interactive ‘phone book’ that is so much better.

Traditional websites were the ‘In’ thing back in the 90’s. They were complicated, expensive, and a hassle to update. Since technology has steadily increased over the past decade, so has the choices for an online presence. Now everyone can have their own website without paying an arm and a leg.

WordPress started in 2003 – only ten years ago. According to Wikapedia, WordPress is used by over 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. The reason it has gained so much popularity is that it is user friendly, powerful, and extremely flexible. You have the ability to change the theme (look of the site), plug-ins, and widgets among much, much more. This makes it a great tool for small businesses and bloggers that don’t have the funds to create an elaborate website.

There will always be new technologies coming out every year but WordPress will be around for the long haul. Visit Wikapedia and WordPress.org to learn more.

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