A good and effective webmaster knows the vital importance of choosing a good CMS. It will all depend on his needs because the tools required vary in every available platform. Popular options are always Joomla or Drupal, though WordPress has been more successful in standing out making it the lead choice of most webmasters around. Listed below are some good reasons why WordPress is considered the best CMS option available.
1. They have developed QUICK
If you will notice, WordPress came out with major and minor updates even faster than Drupal or Joomla could have ever done. This includes their most recent update last June which was known to become WordPress 3.0. What caught the excitement? It is now able to integrate WordPress-MU while adding a lot more options to make website creation a breeze – even for first timers and advanced users alike. They reacted so fast to security threats compared to competition. How? It’s obviously the strong development community surrounding and supporting WordPress, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise why updates regularly come in really fast.
2. They are so FLEXIBLE.
Take a look at how WordPress was designed. The plugins itself are designed in such a way that it can literally create a website into anything the webmaster needs and wants. From a mere blogging platform the growing thousands of plugins have evolved it into an impressive power horse; you can now create full blown websites to squeeze pages, membership sites, and sales pages. This is why WordPress continues to enjoy the presence and the support of millions and millions of webmasters (and still counting).
3. They are Search Engine Friendly.
WordPress is just one of the rare few content management systems specifically designed for another important goal: It is search engine friendly. Faster load times with a lightweight core is just becoming too important these days, as their setup controls makes a search engine’s job very easy.
Add the fact that their growing number of plugins DOES enhance SEO big time, it’s nice to know that you’re hitting a lot of birds with one stone.
4. It just requires a Short Learning Curve.
As you try to compare it with Drupal or even Joomla, WordPress is so easy to learn. Take a look at the dashboard, try using some controls, and you’ll be surprised how easy and intuitive it is. Download and install plugins without having to leave the dashboard, update the core, plugins, and get important updates with just one click, you’re done. You’ve done a lot of work in such a short time.
WordPress will continue to enjoy a huge following and the secret lies in its growing community – formidably strong and ever so active. The continuous change has to be there to meet the needs of a growing variety of webmasters too. With its rapid development, sheer flexibility, SEO friendliness and a small learning curve to adapt, these qualities seal in the number one spot for WordPress as the top choice CMS of any intuitive webmaster.