Why I Use WordPress

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Want to start a blog or a website? If you’re looking for an easy-to-use, free, and customizable platform, I recommend WordPress. Here’s why:

It’s Easy to Use

If I had to code my website, I wouldn’t have a website. Which is a big reason I dig WordPress.

To be fair, there are many other platforms out there that allow you to create websites without coding knowledge. And, to be even more fair, I haven’t used any aside from WordPress. But I’m thrilled with what I’ve gotten out of the ol’ Press.

I set up this WordPress blog way back in 2011, and it was easy. I got started for free, chose a website name and then I was pretty much set. Easy stuff. I didn’t need to do much of anything to start blogging; the interface was (and still is) easy to use. I just wrote up my draft, saved it, and published when ready.

It’s Free

Blogging is essential for many writers. And saving money is essential for pretty much everybody. If you want a blog, you’d better do it on the cheap.

With WordPress, there’s no cost to get started and no charges to keep your blog going. As long as you’ve got “.wordpress.com” in your URL, you don’t need to pay anybody anything. And if you’d like to drop that part of the domain like I have, it’s only 25 bucks a year.

Don’t think I need to say much more about this one. Save your dough for something else.

It’s Customizable

I drive a Honda Element. I’ve been driving it for a few years now and I love it. It’s spacious, reliable, good in the snow, great for transporting objects of all sizes. But it’s also shaped like a shoebox. I love that car, but sometimes I wish I could change the exterior.

WordPress makes it easy to change how your site looks. There are tons of templates to choose from, most of which are free, some of which cost 60 or 70 bucks. You can also add additional pages to your website and open ecommerce platforms. All in all, it’s simple to get your site looking the way you want it to.

If you’re already on WordPress, you probably already know the wonders of using it. If not, I hope I’ve convinced you. Give it a try and see how you like it.

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