This is the first article on WordPress. In this article, I would like to tell you “Why WordPress is best for blogging”.
You want to start Blogging career??
You need to know which platform is best for blogging. There are various platforms you can choose to create a blog. It depends on which platform you want to be. In this article, I will provide smart information on why WordPress is best for blogging?
When I started my blogging career I didn’t have any knowledge about blogging platform.
I bought the SMARTINFOSITE domain and started coding for my blog. But it took 3 months to learn as I was stuck in coding.
Later while surfing the browser I came to know about platform named blogger.
I was Stunned to know that coding is no longer required to create a blog. Later, I stopped coding and connected my domain to blogger.
I used to watch few video about using blogger.
Later I made some research. I found that professional bloggers use WordPress. Most of the blogs said, “WordPress is best for blogging”. Later I realized that I need to switch my platform.
I bought a hosting plan and connected my domain to my host. Then I started with WordPress. I found out that WordPress was way more easy to use and more convenient than blogger.
WordPress offers various themes, plugins and customization options.
The main reason for moving my domain from blogger was it’s a free platform so many of the spammers used to create websites just for the sake of backlink which makes difficult for visitors to trust the blog.
WordPress is open source software which allows you to build a website or blog easily.
You don’t have to know any programming languages to create a blog or website. It’s an added advantage since you can customize your own website instead of hiring a professional programmer.
PHP and MYSQL are the programming languages used in WordPress.
As WordPress is open source software many developers around the world create free as well as commercial themes for Blog or website. WordPress also consists of plugins to which you can add a custom widget to your website or blog.
Over 70 million websites are powered by WordPress.
Whichever platform you choose the platform must be user-friendly. A complex interface is difficult to operate.
But WordPress offers an easy to use interface with friendly navigation for editing and customizing the content.
You can do everything just with a click of the mouse.
Writing, editing the content is very easy. If you know to use Microsoft office, then you can use WordPress much easier to write and publish your content on the blog.
You don’t have to know the programming languages to write the content.
Just write the content and publish it. All the coding will be done by WordPress itself. You can also customize your front end look by clicking Customize.
WordPress is very popular for themes and plugins. As it is open source software. Thousands of developers around the world develop the themes and plugins for WordPress users.
Themes are the framework for the front-end design. There thousands of free themes for different categories.
Suppose you have tech blog then there will be techy themes for your Blog.
Some of the themes are free. If you need advance SEO feature with navigation as you need for your blog you need to buy the premium theme.
Plugins offer a custom feature that you need to your blog.
Suppose you want to create E-commerce site then you can install a plugin like Woo-commerce. Every plugin provides different customization feature for the website.
Some of the plugins which smartinfosite uses are Akismet Anti-Spam, Contact Form 7, Social Warfare, Yoast SEO. I recommend you to use 5 plugins maximum cause adding more plugins will increase site load speed. This will affect your website SEO.
If you are buying a theme for your blog I will recommend Thrive theme. Currently, smartinfosite is using theme Rise by Thrive themes.
When it comes to customization WordPress is best in business.
Suppose you are coding for your blog and you need to do some color or font customization. You must dig and modify the code repeatedly. This will waste your time.
I wasted nearly 3 months coding for smartinfosite. I used to spend a lot of hours to dig and modify the code. Even though the design was ready there were many complications with implementation.
Instead of wasting your time in coding.You can use WordPress.
WordPress offers easy customization feature. You can use this feature to customize the style, color, and font etc. You don’t need any kind of technical knowledge to edit and design your blog.
WordPress offers customization like… changing the post layout, adding widgets. It is easy to change the design and make live customization with advanced page builders and customizers.
You can add new features as your blog grows.
The live customization feature also lets you know how your blog will look on tablet and mobile devices.
You don’t need to hire a developer to do customization. You can do it by yourself after referring the theme documentation or watch videos Tutorials on YouTube or read some articles.
To become a successful blogger, your blog must rank high in the search engine like Google, Bing etc. Higher you rank in search engines the more organic traffic your blog will get.
People spend thousands of dollars to hire SEO experts to make the website search engine optimized. On-page, optimization is very important to rank.
But a WordPress website has good SEO value. The Premium themes give you advance SEO support than free themes. When I started my first blog with WordPress I used free themes.
Later I came to know that free themes will not help in increasing the article SEO value. So I would recommend premium themes for more SEO support.
Apart from that, there are many plugins that will help you to increase the SEO value of your blog articles. I will recommend Plugins like Yoast SEO to increase the SEO value of your article.
Yoast SEO plugins have Snippet preview. This will help you optimize your article title, URL and Meta description of your article easily.
Nowadays social media is playing a very important role in publicity of article, video and much more.
Social media is the only way to get your content viral in seconds. That is why social support is needed for bloggers.
WordPress offers social support to your blog.
The visitor can view your social profiles. They can also like, share your content and follow you. This gives you the opportunity to increase your social followers easily.
There are a lot of social sharing plugins that can help your visitor share your content and get your content Trending.
One of the best things about WordPress is forum support. When I started this blog I didn’t know how to create content, add images, categories etc.
So, I used to search on Google for the solution. There are thousands of forums, video, and blogs that will help you understand the interface of WordPress.
Suppose you don’t know to create categories. Just search for the query like “creating categories in WordPress” on Google or YouTube.
I’m sure that you will get proper documentation or video to understand the creation of categories.
Still, if you don’t get any proper answer join WordPress forum. Millions of WordPress users join and ask questions on the forum. These questions will be answered by experts in WordPress usage.
Having strong security is one of the reasons for me to choose WordPress.
As soon as your blog gets viral, hackers around the world will target your blog and try to hack it.
This is where you need to worry about your blog security.
But if your blog is a WordPress blog, then you are safe. WordPress keeps on giving new updates to keep your blog safe from hackers.
This is the main reason for WordPress is best for blogging.
There are some advanced Plugins that can also block the hacker from viewing the blog.
Suppose any hacker tries to hack your website, and you have installed Plugin like Wordfence security. You will be immediately notified of the unauthorized access and prompt action will be taken.
These are the reasons for me to change blogging platform to WordPress.
I strongly recommend you to use choose WordPress as your blogging platform.
I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed by the features and simplicity offered by WordPress.
There is no doubt that WordPress is best for blogging
So, without wasting your time buy a domain and hosting connect the domain to hosting, choose a theme, and design your blog. Write some content and get started immediately.
Hope I didn’t miss any part. If I did please let me know in the comment section below.
Thank you for reading my article. This is Melroy Signing off.
I am Melroy from Mangalore. I am Admin of smartinfosite. SmartInfoSite started on 11 Feb 2016 to share the Information on WordPress, SEO, Make Money Online, and Software.
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