wordpress-logo-notext-rgbMaybe you are considering using WordPress, but you’re not sure what it has to offer that other CMS programs don’t. Or maybe you already use WordPress, but aren’t sure if you’re taking advantage of all the great features. This post will help you make the most of your website and online presence.

Here are my top 5 Benefits to using WordPress:

1. SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is just as important as having a good website. According to WordPress.org, they take care of 80-90% of the mechanics of SEO for you. No one really knows the exact algorithm that Google uses to determine who makes it on the first page of a search, but many smart people know what helps. If you want to maximize your SEO, there are plenty of plugins that can help. Or let Blue Zoo help with our new SEO packages to help boost your online presence.

2. Plugins and Extensions

As far as functionality, if you can imagine it, hundreds or thousands of plugins already exist for it. Plugins exist for all kinds of useful things like calendars, appointment books, SEO, and forms. Additionally, there are niche plugins for things like jigsaw puzzles and making your web page do a barrel roll!!! No kidding, go to Google search and type “do a barrel roll.” The entire page will do a 360! Anyway, plugins and extensions are great ways to extend the function of your website.

3. WordPress Support

WordPress is the undisputed champion of open source CMS on the web, and it’s not just because it’s awesome to use. From the support forums you can browse and post questions on, to WordCamp and other conferences where people get together and share their enthusiasm for WordPress, to the WordPress.org Codex for those wanting to learn more about how the WordPress machine works, there is a worldwide community of people and resources to help you. Blue Zoo adds support with our system called HELP! and monthly updating for our clients on maintenance contracts.

4. Your site can grow as your business grows

WordPress sites can handle 3 pages or 100 pages, and it can help you organize those pages and posts as you go. No matter how much content you add to your website, the performance will not be compromised. Even if you are using your site just as a blog, the tags and categories give you the ability to keep all of your content organized for you and your readers.

5. You can have multiple users

If you want to grow your business and give others access to edit your site, you can add new users with varying responsibilities and accessibility. The four types of users are Subscriber, Administrator, Editor, Author, or Contributor. This allows you to give different people different responsibilities, whether you want to give certain members access to exclusive content, have someone tweak the design of your site, or if you want a friend to write blog posts for you.

These are just a few reasons why we use WordPress for all of our sites, and I suggest you do too! Whether you are blogging about goldfish or selling millions of dollars of merchandise, WordPress can help you build and grow the site of your dreams.

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