10 Reasons to UseWordPressDECEMBER 9, 2011
1. You Need to Get a Site Up Fast   3 Easy Steps:   • Install with a click of a button –     many hosts already have it in...
2. You Have Limited Budget• WordPress is free• Hosting is free or low-cost• Templates free or low-cost – no  designers nee...
3. You Want to Update Content Yourself      • If you know Word, you can use        WordPress to add or update        conte...
Step 1: Pick what you want to do
Step 2: Add or Edit Content
Step 3: Edit Content
4. You Want a Search-Engine Friendly Site       • Code allows search engines to         search your content       • Built-...
5. You Want to Start a Blog • Separate from your main   website – or part of existing   WordPress site • All the tools you...
6. You Own the Code & Content   • Open source means no single     entity owns the code   • Entire site is portable from on...
7. You Have Basic Taxonomy • Categories and tagging built in –   like a blog
Create and Add Categories and Tags
8. You Want to Expand Your Site Later      • More than 17,000 FREE plug-ins        available – more added all the time    ...
9. You Have Basic Workflow Requirements        • Multiple users but limited          hierarchy        • Allows authors, ed...
10. You Want to Tap Into Larger User           Community     • 69 million sites on WordPress     • Many user groups and fo...
Other Things WordPress Offers  • W3C standards compliance –    future-proof your code  • Constant security updates  • Freq...
Alternatives to WordPress• Joomla (free, plug-ins cheap)• Blogger (free)• ExpressionEngine (cheap, not free)
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  1. 1. 10 Reasons to UseWordPressDECEMBER 9, 2011
  2. 2. 1. You Need to Get a Site Up Fast 3 Easy Steps: • Install with a click of a button – many hosts already have it installed • Install theme • Add content Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  3. 3. 2. You Have Limited Budget• WordPress is free• Hosting is free or low-cost• Templates free or low-cost – no designers neededBalance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  4. 4. 3. You Want to Update Content Yourself • If you know Word, you can use WordPress to add or update content • What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) Editor • Other fields for display and SEO Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  5. 5. Step 1: Pick what you want to do
  6. 6. Step 2: Add or Edit Content
  7. 7. Step 3: Edit Content
  8. 8. 4. You Want a Search-Engine Friendly Site • Code allows search engines to search your content • Built-in support of things search engines look for – headings, page title, page description, permalinks, pingbacks
  9. 9. 5. You Want to Start a Blog • Separate from your main website – or part of existing WordPress site • All the tools you need – see reasons #1 (fast), 2 (cheap), & 4 (SEO)Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  10. 10. 6. You Own the Code & Content • Open source means no single entity owns the code • Entire site is portable from one host to another Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  11. 11. 7. You Have Basic Taxonomy • Categories and tagging built in – like a blog
  12. 12. Create and Add Categories and Tags
  13. 13. 8. You Want to Expand Your Site Later • More than 17,000 FREE plug-ins available – more added all the time • http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ • Add functionality or make things easier Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  14. 14. 9. You Have Basic Workflow Requirements • Multiple users but limited hierarchy • Allows authors, editors, publishers, administrators Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  15. 15. 10. You Want to Tap Into Larger User Community • 69 million sites on WordPress • Many user groups and forums – online and in-person • Many vendors to support your growth and advanced needs • Always being updated
  16. 16. Other Things WordPress Offers • W3C standards compliance – future-proof your code • Constant security updates • Frequent upgrades • Open source = Always Free
  17. 17. Alternatives to WordPress• Joomla (free, plug-ins cheap)• Blogger (free)• ExpressionEngine (cheap, not free)

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