10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />
10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />It’s FREE, as in beer!<br />WordPressis available for download and<br />use under...
10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />The WordPress user interface is easy to navigate,<br />eas...
10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />WordPress also does blogs!<br />WP is now a full fledge CMS but don’t forget,<br ...
10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />Themes, Themes, Themes!<br />TOTAL control on layout from &lt;html&gt; to &lt;/ht...
10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />Extend WordPress with Plugins!<br />&gt; 4,245+ plugins available from wordpress....
Exec-PHP(allows <?php ?> code in posts, pages & widgets)
WordPress Database Backup(schedual backups, email backups)
Akismet(helps stop and identify spam comments)
WP Super Cache(Advanced caching of your site plus a ‘lock down’ featurefor expected spike in traffic: digg effect)</li></u...
10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />Out-of-the-box SEO Goodness<br />&gt; Friendly URL’s<br />&gt; Easily change page...
Headspace2
Platinum SEO Plugin</li></ul>It’s FREE!<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />It does BLOGS!<br />THEMES!<br />PLUGINS!<br />SEO Goo...
10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />1 Click Updates for WP + Plugins<br />Maintaining a site with latest releases has...
10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />Interact + Engage with your visitors<br />Choose what (pages & posts) visitors ca...
10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />It’s Widget-tastic!<br />“Wordpress Widgets are also known as &quot;sidebar acces...
10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />A community that helps others<br />In addition to endless resources available to ...
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Leon Poole from Creative World gives you "10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress" as your CMS solution for your website.

This presentation was originally created for a discussion on CMS's at the Brisbane Web Design meetup group.

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10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress

  1. 1. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />
  2. 2. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />It’s FREE, as in beer!<br />WordPressis available for download and<br />use under a General Public License (GPL) Licence<br />It’s FREE!<br />
  3. 3. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />The WordPress user interface is easy to navigate,<br />easy to use and easy to understand.<br />It’s FREE!<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />
  4. 4. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />WordPress also does blogs!<br />WP is now a full fledge CMS but don’t forget,<br />it rocks when it comes to blogs.<br />It’s FREE!<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />It does BLOGS!<br />
  5. 5. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />Themes, Themes, Themes!<br />TOTAL control on layout from &lt;html&gt; to &lt;/html&gt;<br /> on page by page basis. Designers &lt;3 WP.<br />It’s FREE!<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />It does BLOGS!<br />THEMES!<br />
  6. 6. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />Extend WordPress with Plugins!<br />&gt; 4,245+ plugins available from wordpress.org/extend/plugins/<br />&gt; Add/Remove Plugins from your WP Backend!<br />&gt; Edit Plugins from your WP Backend!<br />5 Must Have plugins:<br /><ul><li>Google XML Sitemaps(adds sitemap.xml and talks to SE’s)
  7. 7. Exec-PHP(allows <?php ?> code in posts, pages & widgets)
  8. 8. WordPress Database Backup(schedual backups, email backups)
  9. 9. Akismet(helps stop and identify spam comments)
  10. 10. WP Super Cache(Advanced caching of your site plus a ‘lock down’ featurefor expected spike in traffic: digg effect)</li></ul>It’s FREE!<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />It does BLOGS!<br />THEMES!<br />PLUGINS!<br />
  11. 11. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />Out-of-the-box SEO Goodness<br />&gt; Friendly URL’s<br />&gt; Easily change page or post permalinks<br />&gt; Easily choose directory structure for Posts<br />Extend the goodness with these plugins:<br /><ul><li>All-In-One-SEO-Pack
  12. 12. Headspace2
  13. 13. Platinum SEO Plugin</li></ul>It’s FREE!<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />It does BLOGS!<br />THEMES!<br />PLUGINS!<br />SEO Goodness<br />
  14. 14. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />1 Click Updates for WP + Plugins<br />Maintaining a site with latest releases has never been so easy.<br />It’s FREE!<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />It does BLOGS!<br />THEMES!<br />PLUGINS!<br />SEO Goodness<br />EASY UPGRADES!<br />
  15. 15. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />Interact + Engage with your visitors<br />Choose what (pages & posts) visitors can comment on,<br />how long comments remain open, manage comments,<br />who can comment, and lots more…<br />It’s FREE!<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />It does BLOGS!<br />THEMES!<br />PLUGINS!<br />SEO Goodness<br />EASY UPGRADES!<br />COMMENTS!<br />
  16. 16. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />It’s Widget-tastic!<br />“Wordpress Widgets are also known as &quot;sidebar accessories&quot; <br />which are WordPressPlugins or add-ons to your WP blog sidebar.<br />It’s FREE!<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />It does BLOGS!<br />THEMES!<br />PLUGINS!<br />SEO Goodness<br />EASY UPGRADES!<br />COMMENTS!<br />WIDGETS!<br />
  17. 17. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />A community that helps others<br />In addition to endless resources available to learn from, a community<br />of enthusiastic WordPress users also exists. Visit wordpress.org/support/<br />It’s FREE!<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />It does BLOGS!<br />THEMES!<br />PLUGINS!<br />SEO Goodness<br />EASY UPGRADES!<br />COMMENTS!<br />WIDGETS!<br />Big COMMUNITY!<br />
  18. 18. But wait, there’s more.<br />
  19. 19. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />Famous 5-minute installation<br />It’s FREE!<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />It does BLOGS!<br />THEMES!<br />PLUGINS!<br />SEO Goodness<br />EASY UPGRADES!<br />COMMENTS!<br />WIDGETS!<br />Big COMMUNITY!<br />5-min INSTALL!<br />
  20. 20. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />Because I use WordPress!<br />You can only endorse what you’ve<br />experienced: with over 3 years of<br />using WordPress, I have had many<br />fantastic results that ultimately =<br />happy clients.<br />It’s FREE!<br />It’s EASY to use!<br />It does BLOGS!<br />THEMES!<br />PLUGINS!<br />SEO Goodness<br />EASY UPGRADES!<br />COMMENTS!<br />WIDGETS!<br />Big COMMUNITY!<br />5-min INSTALL!<br />I USE IT!<br />
  21. 21. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />Questions?<br />
  22. 22. 10 Reasons You Should Use WordPress<br />Resources<br />Anatomy of a Theme - http://wordpress.tv/2009/03/16/anatomy-of-a-wordpress-theme-exploring-the-files-behind-your-theme/<br />Lorelle on WordPress - http://lorelle.wordpress.com/<br />WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/<br />Matt Cutts praises WordPress SEO benefits - http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2007/12/07/matt-cutts-praises-wordpress-seo-benefits/<br />
  23. 23. Thank you.<br />

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