WordPress is one of the best choices for a fully functional, feature rich responsive website. It is a free Content Management System (CMS) platform that allows the average website business owner or individual user to look after their content and perform minor design tweaks without the need for expensive Web Design applications or special knowledge of coding.
WordPress has been the choice of many and powers approximately 19% of the internet, according to Matt Mullenweg (the co-founder of WordPress). With numbers like this it is easy to understand why WordPress is a good choice.
Some of the top reasons to use WordPress for Your Small Business Website
- SEO – right out of the box, WordPress provides nearly everything for good search engine optimization (SEO). With the help of some good SEO plugins, WordPress virtually takes care of on-page optimization, from a technical standpoint.
- Content management – WordPress visual editor, makes updating your sites content very easy. Create posts, pages, etc., easily.
- WordPress plugins – There is a thriving ecosystem of developers creating themes and plug-ins for WordPress users. Plugins essentially increases its functionality and provides the ability to extend your website with polls, contact forms, ratings, widgets, or hundreds of other without having to hire a web designer.
- Support – If you do run into problems or have some questions, there is a massive community that provides help, tutorials, videos, etc.. All your troubles are essential just a search away.
As mentioned above, plugins are those added “apps” or smaller pieces of software that help increase the functionality of WordPress. The WordPress repository has well over 33 thousand plugins and needless to say that it is virtually impossible to browse through them unless you know exactly what you are looking for.
To help you make your choice a tad easier, Ryan Siegel of everyday-tech.com, complied a list of the top 10 WordPress plugins that is being used by not one, but from 42 people that are expert WordPress users. From SEO plugins to security plugins, from backup plugins to cache plugins, the list has it all. Ryan also created an infographic with the top choices from the 42 contributors.
10 Must Have WordPress Plugins
You can view the full list of contributors and their choices of WordPress plugins, on Ryan´s http://everyday-tech.com/top-10-must-have-wordpress-plugins/ page. Great job!