Why Use WordPress?

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It’s EASY to learn

Getting an online presence is fairly easy using WordPress. All you need is some basic computer skills and have the ability to follow simple directions. You don’t need to be a coder, graphic designer or a webmaster. I’ve been designing sites since 2002 and WordPress is by far the easiest web design software that I have used. I can spend my time focusing on content rather that trying to build all the functions of the site. With the right tutorial or having a WordPress coach you can have a wordPress website or blog up and running in as little as one day.

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WordPress uses themes

Themes or templates are available for free on the internet and are sometimes provided by the hosting company. The themes control the overall look and feel of the site instantly without having to do any design work and are easily interchangeable with the click of the mouse. During a theme change all of your content, images, posts, and pages will remain intact. There are also premium themes available for sale on the internet that provide more functions and are geared for more dynamic websites. They range in price from $20 to $100. I generally start with a free or premium theme and then modify them to my clients expectations.

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WordPress plugins

Plugins are like little apps on your phone. They provide WordPress with upgraded functions which allow the site to do more – become dynamic! For example, there are plugins to turn the website into an eCommerce store, event planner, membership site, or basically anything you want. Some of the plugins are free and the more complex premium WordPress plugins can cost up to $200. The more expensive plugins come with support either by forums or email support from the developers team. You just download and activate them, set some basic settings and your good to go.

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WordPress websites are search engine friendly

Out of the box WordPress websites are already set up to provide a great user experience with clean, well written code that search engines can crawl immediately. All the navigation, hyper-links, menus, pages, posts, and categories are extremely well organized. Additional SEO plugins can help the site gain higher page rankings. There are over 25 million WordPress users worldwide with a huge community of support. There are many learning tutorials and problem solving forums online dedicated to WordPress. Contact Tom Arrington for a Search Engine Optimizatin free consultation.
 
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