WordPress is really popular.
If you’re having trouble with WordPress, it’s likely that someone else has had the same problem. When you need assistance, there are several resources available, including the official forum and the WordPress help site, which is packed with excellent information. There are also a plethora of blogs, YouTube videos, and services that may assist you with your WordPress adventure.
Many web hosts additionally include WordPress support sites with special advice on dealing with the portions of WordPress that interface with the web host’s infrastructure.
WordPress, as you’ve undoubtedly guessed, allows you to host your own website. This is a significant benefit for expert users who don’t want to be restricted by WordPress.com’s site customization limitations.
Choosing your own host also allows you to change providers and/or hosting plans as your site’s traffic and storage needs grow.
While any web hosting plan will suffice at first, many of the big web servers have WordPress-specific plans. These services typically include automated WordPress updates, as well as optional extras like email marketing. It pays to browse around for a WordPress hosting plan.
Plugins provide additional functionality and improvements.
The crown gem of WordPress is the abundance of plugins available, which improve the functioning of users’ websites. Most WordPress installations include an anti-spam plugin, and you may add tools like Jetpack to improve website performance and statistics.
Other favorites include user registration plugins (for sites that want to include visitor memberships), ecommerce support (to sell products online), VaultPress for automated backups, and MailChimp for adding a newsletter subscription form to your site. Thousands of free and paid WordPress plugins, as well as premium plugins from private companies and individual developers, are available.
WordPress was created with SEO in mind.
WordPress has already been optimized for search engines (SEO). Plugins, on the other hand, can help your site rank higher in search engines. Yoast is a popular option for analyzing a new post’s SEO and assisting you in improving your chances of getting better results from Google and other search engines. Yoast even provides a comprehensive guide on its website that walks you through the process of optimizing the SEO of your entire WordPress site.
Apart from Yoast, there are numerous additional plugins you may use to improve your SEO. For example, Google XML Sitemaps generates a sitemap in the XML markup language to make your site more Google-friendly.
Themes with Options
A brand-new WordPress installation will start with a blank canvas. A simple site title, a sample blog post, a comments section, a post archive section, and a few other elements are included. To put it bluntly, few people leave their WordPress site as is because it is too generic.
This is when themes come into play. Themes are one-click solutions that totally transform your website’s appearance. They’re also adjustable, which means you may tweak your selected theme to set it apart from the swarms of other people that loved the same look.
There are many free themes available, and a new WordPress installation comes with a few basic options. WordPress also has a theme marketplace built right into the CMS, and many site designers will offer their services.
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