Building your website with WordPress is a smart idea. Why?
For anyone who has tried to get into the “website world”, I’m sure you’ve noticed the labyrinth of tools, coding languages, web platforms etc.
It all can get very confusing, quickly.
This is where WordPress shines. It’s simplicity & intuitiveness has made it one of the most popular web platforms (over 30% of sites online run on WordPress).
Ease of Use
WordPress has a great user experience. It takes a little bit to learn the entire system – but to get the basics and manage your website, you won’t find anything easier.
The correct term for WordPress is a CMS; Content Management System.
Basically, it’s built to help you manage all of the content on your website… From your logo, website theme to your blog articles etc. It’s all there in one location, helping even beginners at all things computers/technology run their own site.
There are also “themes” which give you super simple drag-and-drop page builders, so you can build awesome looking webpages without knowing how to code at all.
For most budding website owners – there are usually a list of functionality that you want built into the site.
Do you want to have something to pop-up and get the information of people on your articles, get them to share or put your YouTube video on the site?
Any “features” you could ever want are available in the WordPress Marketplace. All you have to do is download a “plug-in” that automatically sets your website up with new features.
You can get free plug-ins for almost everything but there are also great paid solutions.
Since there is such a huge community of people using WordPress, finding help online is usually one click away.
Of course, if you were hosting your site with CanSpace you would have our team of 24/7 customer support representatives (click here to find a hosting package).
If you’re not though… There are tons of resources for WordPress users out there. Including forums and groups dedicated to building and managing your website.
You can use these places to support you… Especially when you’re brand new to websites.