Earlier I was using free blogging platform Blogger(Blogspot) for many year for publishing my blog, After knowing WordPress feature decided to migrate to WordPress CMS and continue blogging on my own domain. I will suggest for learner or beginner that start blogging from Blogger.com or Blogspot.com. Here, don’t confuse both blogger.com and blogspot.com are same. When you open blogger.com it automatically redirect to blogspot.com so don’t confuse that both are different platform.
Initially I was write blog occasionally and that time learning about blogging and SEO so using free domain. Few month ago I get to learn about www.Shoutmeloud.com and Harsh Agrawaal and his journey as software developer to blogger and now entrepreneur. After reading details about Harsh Agrawaal and his journey I know about WordPress CMS. Then I tried my hand in WordPress and after that decided to move on my own domain i.e. sparklingtalk.com.
Also Learn: How to Import Your Blog To WordPress From Blogger?
What is WordPress?
WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) which allows you to create and manage your blog or websites or both. The WordPress CMS is free and open-source and easy to customization make it the most sought-after website creation tool.
WordPress is the ideal and the most popular because it powers more than 33% of all websites on the Internet World.
Benefit of WordPress
Simple To Use
I worked on Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress for different projects and found that among all Joomla and Drupal are more complicated while WordPress is simple to use. Both Joomla and Drupal have the feature that a user can pull of his hair from the head due to complication.
While WordPress has been built with advance feature and simple to use for beginner to experts. WordPress CMS is based on What You See I What You Get(WYSIWYG) concept.
How to Install WordPress on Local Machine?
How to Install WordPress on web server hosting?
How to install a plugin in WordPress?
How to install Theme in WordPress?
WordPress CMS is Free to use means no license fee:
WordPress CMS is open source and free to use by download from http://www.wordpress.org.
WordPress is free which means that you can run any program for any purpose, can make changes as per your requirements, freedom to distribute your own modified versions to others. There are no license fees, no update fees, no usage fees, no pro (advanced) version fees. In short, you can use WordPress totally free of cost.
Comply with W3C standards:
If you are a developer or a designer, writing code or creating the design for your client, who wants you to create a website which must comply with the standards, then, you should not get worried about it, because WordPress code is in full compliance with World Wide Web (W3C).
Also learn: How to Validate Your Website with the W3C standard?
Manage Your Website from Any Computer
WordPress is browser-based. You can log in from any Internet-connected computer and manage your site.
WordPress Community Support
Content Management System(CMS) User faces many challenges and needs to ask the question to learn basic and you found that no one can help you. WordPress.Org have own active community so that any WordPress CMS users( beginners to expert) can ask the question and clear their doubts.
Cost-effective to build Blog or Website
WordPress is a cost-effective method to build a website or blog. You can customize your blog or website with million of free themes and plugins. As it is an open-source platform and is so user-friendly that even a person without having the knowledge of programming languages can create a website. With each update, it adds some new features and makes websites more appealing. Plenty of web hosts offers one-click WordPress installers.
How to Build a Website With WordPress?
WordPress organization release update to secure WordPress according to the current requirement. You can choose auto update or manual update so that your WordPress website or blog should be safe from hackers.
Step Taken Before Updating WordPress
You can create any website on WordPress whether you want a personal blogging site or a business website or online communities, it has everything to cater to the diversified audience. You can easily create your website and extend it with numbers of plugins.
You can easily integrate E-commerce platform such as WooCommerce with just a few steps to WordPress CMS Website. Apart from Woocommers, there are many E-commerce plugins available to integrate with ECommerce.
How to Build the eCommerce website with woocommerce with WordPress?
Millions of Themes and Plugin
WordPress org provide millions of free themes and Plugin to customize the website according to your requirement. Although there is also a premium plugin and themes available.
As a blog on blogger.com works as sub-domain such as sparklingtalk.blogger.com. Free domain has many limitations and you cannot customize your website after a certain point. So, after migration to WordPress can customize your website according to your need and have complete control over your website
SEO friendly structure.
You can create posts and pages and then categories them. For example, you can change the hierarchy of the static pages or assign posts to several categories. This means you can easily interlink your pages and alter the website architecture whenever you need.
How to Optimize WordPress Website For Higher Google Page Rank
Image SEO optimization.
Images are used to make posts or pages look more compelling. However, they are often neglected in terms of SEO. WordPress allows you to add the title to your pictures and write alternative text (or alt text). Surely, if you include your keywords in those fields, it will be beneficial for SEO.
How to optimize Image For WordPress Website
Social Media Integration
Another benefit if you opt to develop WordPress Theme Website is the seamless integration with social networks. You don’t need to login to your LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Google+ accounts one by one and automatically let your social networking community know that you have fresh content for them.
How to Integrate Social Media With WordPress
Pinging is important for all websites, especially for those which are frequently updated to facilitate their indexing by search engine spiders. WordPress has a built-in automatic ping function. Basically, as soon as you write a new post or add new content to your pages, the ping “informs” search engines that the website has been updated and it should be indexed. It will help to get your new post visible on the Net shortly.
WordPress comes with RSS feed available out-of-the-box. Basically, it means that your posts will automatically be displayed in multiple feed directories. There are two advantages: your RSS Feed posts contain links to your site (and help increase rankings) your readers can subscribe to your feed and be notified as soon as you publish a new post.
How to Add RSS Feeds for Your WordPress Site
Another benefit of using WordPress is that you can manage media as well. If you want to add media like images, audio-videos, you just need to drag and drop it into up-loader and you can easily upload images, audio-videos into your website. Then after uploading simply add captions, description, alt text and titles for the same.
How to Manage Social Media For Getting Traffic
Extend the Functionality of Your Site with Plugins
Want to add an event calendar, video gallery, Twitter Feed, Facebook Fan Box, and more to your site? WordPress makes this possible with plugins, most of which are free or very reasonably priced.
You don’t have to develop a separate website for mobile users. One of the abilities of WordPress is that it recognizes whether the user is accessing your website through a mobile device or web browser and adjusts the website content accordingly.
WordPress is known to have the best blogging tool; you can build a website including the blog on it. It provides the best functionality for blogging like user management, nested commenting, comment moderation, theme integration, content management, tabs, categories, tags, widgets, plugins, labels, permalinks and media management like uploading files, images, audios, and videos.
Don’t know any other language other than your native one, then don’t need to worry as WordPress is available in more than 70 languages. If you want to build a website in a language other than English, you can easily do that in a few simple steps.
How to Create Multilingual Website With WordPress?
This is a highly efficient way to earn inbound links to your site. Every time you post a new blog entry, it can automatically go to an RSS feed, making it easier for others to syndicate your content across directories and other websites.
The benefit of Content Syndication For Website
Increased Site Security
One of the primary criticisms against WordPress designing and development, when it was first conceived, is poor security. This myth has been debunked. As long as you have good WordPress web designers and developers, you can fortify your site’s security and make it hacking-proof. The same cannot be said for traditional sites.
How To Secure Your WordPress Website?
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