It’s quite an interesting question, but a difficult one to answer. So, we will take a quick tour of WordPress and see if it’s good.
But first, let’s clear a point. WordPress is by far the most famous website building tool, despite the emergence of other platforms. 30% of websites are powered by it. It should be noted that we are talking about the WordPress.org tool.
It is free-to-use software, so everyone can download and use it. However, you need to pay a fee for domain name registration and hosting. But, otherwise, it is free.
With WordPress, you can create any website. For example, you can create:
- Blogging websites
- Business sites
- Membership sites
- Online courses
Whatever your website requirement is, you (or developers) can build it using existing WordPress plugins. If you want customized ones, ask your developer.
What sets WordPress different from other do-it-yourself platforms? It keeps the three concepts, design, content, and functionality separated. You can add content using the WYSIWYG editor (what you see is what you get). It has got drag-and-drop page builders, which can be used for content editing.
You can manage how your site will look using the themes offered by this platform. The functionality of WordPress can be further extended using the extensions and plugin that come with it.
Plugins are like apps for your WordPress site. Just like apps on your mobile phone, you can install WordPress plugins to add new features to your website. Some notable plugins are WPForms Lite, OptinMonster, MonsterInsights, Yoast SEO, etc. All these elements come together and provide you complete control of your site.
You want a simple, yet elegant website? Or, quite the opposite? Build it with WordPress. You can make it super fast and SEO (Search Engine Optimization)-friendly. Add external plugins to enhance its versatility. These are the benefits of using WordPress.
Of course, WordPress has its fair share of disadvantages too. If you are in control of the site, you have to do everything. From updating plugins and extensions, backing up files, etc. You may have to have a preliminary understanding of HTML and CSS to use WordPress easily.
WordPress is right for you, if:
- You want to create professional websites without spending a lot of money
- You want to expand your business or monetize your blog
WordPress is not right for you, if:
- If you don’t want to monetize your blog
If expanding business is not your priority, and you don’t want to deal with updates.