Why WordPress?

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As presented at the North East Ohio WordPress Meetup in November of 2012.

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  • WordPress is the powerful content management platform, by this you can easily customize your websites and blogs. Thanks for the statistics about this CMS
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Why WordPress?

  1. 1. Why WordPress? Brian Layman North East Ohio WordPress Meetup @NEOWP
  2. 2. Why Choose WordPress There are many reasons, but here are the top 5 you can use to win any debate:  WordPress is the most popular blogging platform out there for the smallest and most popular sites.  It is easy and you are in control.  WordPress is maintained.  There is always an upgrade path.  It is secure.
  3. 3. WordPress’s Popularity
  4. 4. WordPress’s Popularity  http://en.wordpress.com/notable-users/
  5. 5. WordPress’s Popularity  http://en.wordpress.com/notable-users/
  6. 6. WordPress’s Popularity  http://wordpress.org/download/counter/
  7. 7. Ease and Control   WordPress.com http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
  8. 8. Ease and Control  For full control, it really is a <5 minute install
  9. 9. Ease and Control  http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/
  10. 10. Ease and Control  http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/
  11. 11. WordPress is Maintained  Multiple Teams  Set Release Schedule  Testing Alpha, Beta, and Release Candidates  Compatibility is noted for each plugin and theme along with methods to contact the author and leave comments.
  12. 12. Upgrade Path  Plugin, themes and core file updates are detected and displayed ( even by Google! )
  13. 13. WordPress is Secure  http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress
  14. 14. Why Choose WordPress There are many reasons, but here are the top 5 you can use to win any debate:  WordPress is the most popular blogging platform out there for the smallest and most popular sites.  It is easy and you are in control.  WordPress is maintained.  There is always an upgrade path.  It is secure. These are my reasons. What are yours?

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