Reason 1: WordPress is the most popular website platform on the internet. It comprises nearly 60% of all content management systems, with only Drupal a distant second at less than 3%. The total number of WordPress websites at time of publishing this blog is 18,744,034. [1]

Reason 2: WordPress is open source. Open source is a term used to describe computer programs with their source code available for everyone to study. WordPress is an open source software and any one can use, study, change and redistribute its source code.

Reason 3: Highly customizable. Not only does WordPress offer thousands of themes and tens of thousands of plugins, developers can highly customize the designs and functionality, while maintaining all of the WP benefits.

Reason 4: WP is user-friendly, even for non-developers. Want to make on-going updates to your website without calling your developer every time? WordPress has easy tools to make edits and updates instantaneously.

Reason 5: Responsive by design. Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design aimed at allowing desktop webpages to be viewed in response to the size of the screen or web browser one is viewing with. In addition, it is important to understand that responsive web design tasks include offering the same support to a variety of devices for a single website. [2] In layman’s terms, your website will deliver the optimum experience to your viewers dependent upon the hardware they use to view. Desktop, tablet, smartphone, etc.

Reason 6: Google loves WordPress sites. WordPress is written using standard compliance high quality code and produces semantic mark up which makes your site very attractive to search engines. [3]

Reason 7: Longevity. WordPress offers frequent security and maintenance updates that integrate with your website in the click of a button. We do recommend letting our developer make the updates to ensure that all open source plugins respond properly to said updates.

This list could house 200 reasons, but this is the down and dirty list of whys. Want to find out if WordPress is the right platform for your website project?

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[1] https://trends.builtwith.com/cms
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Responsive_web_design
[3] http://www.wpbeginner.com/why-you-should-use-wordpress/