I started working with Jocelyn when I hit website overload: Three different WordPress sites, all with a different back-end operation.
Like many solo-pros, I built my websites piece by piece. I had a very distinct vision about WHAT I wanted each one to do – but lacked the programming savvy (and patience) to make it happen. The result was predictable – website mayhem.
Being a copy-writer (author, public speaker, marketing expert and internet radio show host) I wanted a site with clean lines, simple navigation and a streamlined back-end that allowed me to create pages and update content whenever the mood struck. I’ve been using WordPress for years and would never change.
WordPress is a platform that is free for individual or business use to create a website or blog. The software required to install wordpress is found at the download page of WordPress,org. Users can install themes to the software to enhance the visual appeal for of a blog or to integrate with an existing site. However, an individual or business will require a web hosting option.
The software for WordPress was developed on an open source platform. This means that the technology is easier for programmers to develop to their specific needs. Software programmers can easily develop themes and plugins that are then offered to users to add to their WordPress installation for free. When a user wants to install a plugin or theme they are not required to learn a programming language.
As of Sept. 2009, 202 million websites worldwide used WordPress, making it the most popular blog software in use today.
If you’re ready to create your business website, “how” you build it – what software platform you choose – is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make.
WordPress is a great tool for small business owners. It is versatile, free, and easy to use.
Here are 7 reasons why I recommend it: