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It is all too easy to take WordPress for granted.
After all — you have to pay for most good things in life. The chair you’re sitting in, the operating system your computer is running on, many of the apps you use, and so on. WordPress is powerful enough to run just about any website you could ever dream of, and yet it is available to you free of charge.
But let’s not get too carried away. WordPress is free, and that is awesome. But is it the best solution? How often do you actually ponder whether or not one of the many free alternatives out there is a superior option? WordPress may be the most popular Content Management System (CMS) out there, but that does not necessarily make it the best.
So — What's the BIG FUSS about WordPress? What specific benefits does it offer that elevate it above the competition? Let’s see!
As I alluded to in my previous point, WordPress is powered by an absolutely enormous community of designers, developers, testers and users.
It is estimated that there are in excess of 72 million WordPress sites in existence, and nearly 15% of the top million sites in the world run on our favorite CMS. That kind of manpower and demand is unparalleled and arguably impossible to compete with.
WordPress is essentially one of the world’s biggest crowdsourcing projects. There are literally millions of people all around the world contributing to its ongoing development. In practical terms that translates into a product with mass appeal and awesome functionality.
Speaking of mass appeal and awesome functionality, WordPress is basically a platform upon which almost any conceivable website can be built.
The WordPress.org theme and plugin repositories offer up literally tens of thousands of themes and plugins — completely free of charge. Our themes andplugins of the month series gives you an idea of the depth of quality that is on offer.
And that’s not to mention the premium offerings available. Although there are a gobsmacking number of quality free themes and plugins available, you can expect an even higher level of functionality and support from premium versions…
…which leads me onto my next point. You can set up your own self-hosted WordPress site having paid for nothing more than a domain name and some hosting, and you can then utilize free themes and plugins to kit out your site as you see fit. It’s bootstrapping paradise.
However, if you do decide to take the leap and invest some money in premium products, you only need to pay for exactly what you need. If you have a specific requirement, the chances are that a theme or plugin has been developed to offer an excellent solution.
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