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10 reasons why WordPress would be a good CMS for your online project

10 reasons why WordPress would be a good CMS for your online project

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  • 1. 10 Reasons to UseWordPressDECEMBER 9, 2011
  • 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. 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. 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. Step 1: Pick what you want to do
  • 6. Step 2: Add or Edit Content
  • 7. Step 3: Edit Content
  • 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. 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. 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. 7. You Have Basic Taxonomy • Categories and tagging built in – like a blog
  • 12. Create and Add Categories and Tags
  • 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. 9. You Have Basic Workflow Requirements • Multiple users but limited hierarchy • Allows authors, editors, publishers, administrators Balance Interactive Inc. www.BalanceInteractive.com
  • 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. Other Things WordPress Offers • W3C standards compliance – future-proof your code • Constant security updates • Frequent upgrades • Open source = Always Free
  • 17. Alternatives to WordPress• Joomla (free, plug-ins cheap)• Blogger (free)• ExpressionEngine (cheap, not free)