Tried and True– 25% of new sites today are powered by WordPress, it is the most popular content management system on the web, and it is trusted by publishers of all sizes- including the NY times and CNN. All in all, WordPress boasts more than 50 million sites globally and has over eight years of proven history.
It Doesn’t Get Much Easier– WordPress’s software is simple. It can be compared to the desktop publishing software you use every day. If you can type in your site’s URL and log in, you can be a WordPress success- no coding experience is necessary. In fact, most users are able to pick up the basics without any training at all. The interfaces have been refined countless times, and they provide you with the power of Microsoft Word and the intuitiveness of your iPhone.
Built for Publishing- Attract new clients to your site by sharing content with WordPress. It’s simple. You can easily push your site’s content to social networking sites like Facebook, which allows you to ensure that your site will be able to appear at the top of search results the moment you hit publish. In addition, WordPress allows you to provide your site’s visitors the ability to subscribe to sub-feeds in their favorite readers or through their e-mail accounts. In other words, you won’t simply be publishing your content, you’ll be actively pushing it. You have the power to broadcast your message to the world with a single click.
You’ve Got Connections– The WordPress community is full of users who have already solved nearly all of the toughest challenges to sharing information. Think about this- when WordPress releases a new version, it is often downloaded more than five million times in the first month. Most versions of WordPress will be downloaded over 32 million times each. The community is huge and constantly growing. WordPress has a library of more than 20,000 free, open-source plug-ins and themes, a number which grows daily, and hundreds of core contributors to each release cycle. If a problem should arise, you have everyone to turn to.
Organized Process- WordPress actually takes the place of your entire working process from the initial draft to the time you hit publish. Spelling, grammar, collaboration, and review – there’s no need for e-mails back-and-forth or expensive desktop software.
Bring It To Life– With WordPress, there is no compromise. Everything that you need to make your pages come alive can feel right at home- pictures, videos, music, and documents. Use the drag-and-drop uploader to effortlessly encorporate your media, and store, organize, and file those same documents in a media browser. WordPress hosts any and all of the files that you’ll use to make your pages pop.
You Can’t Lose– Don’t worry about computer crashes or power outages- WordPress automatically saves your work as you type. If you decide you want to go back to a previous version, that can easily be done. Every time you hit save, WordPress files that page away, enabling you to restore it with a single click.
Timing Isn’t Everything After All– Write when it’s convenient for you. Schedule the publishing of posts for some time in the future or backdate a post with WordPress.
Freedom to Publish- Wherever you are, control of WordPress is literally at your fingertips. Your site has mobile applications for Android, iOS, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Phone 7, even WebOS. You can even post to your site by e-mail. The internet is everywhere, so why shouldn’t your workflow be?
Keep It Together- WordPress organizes your Allow WordPress to organize your site’s content by day, by month, by year, by author, by category, by whatever! At the same time, it will dynamically creates browsable archives so things are always current. Because after all, it doesn’t matter how much content you have if your visitors can’t find it.
Search On- WordPress has powerful search capabilities baked in. Each and every word you write is fully searchable through a box at the top of each page. If your users choose to use an external search engine like Google, that’s okay, too. WordPress will present your content in a way that all but ensures it makes it to the top of the results every time.
User-Friendly URLs– While some sites provide you with URLs that are nonsensical, WordPress recognizes that websites should be built for people. Every URL is written to describe what your content actually says, not where it might be stored.
Typography Rules– To some, typography is an art. And to create a work of art, publishing on the web can be a pain. Luckily, every time you publish content, WordPress typesets each and every letter for seamless web production. Where many other CMSs let the details fade into the background, WordPress uses the Texturize engine to convert web-unfriendly characters into HTML entities.
¡Bienvenidos a WordPress!- WordPress has been translated to more than 60 different languages, so whatever you have to say and however you want to say it, you can do it in a flash!
Drag and Drop Administration- Almost everything that your users will see on your site- everything from menus to the dynamic functionality on each page- can be fully customized with simple drag-and-drop controls on the back end.
The More, The Merrier- Got a bunch of users? Not a problem. WordPress allows you to define different functionalities for different users. It also lets you assign privileges accordingly. With your permission, users can register themselves and can submit content for your review.
Your Site is Safe- WordPress has more than eight years of history powering stable, secure websites. When vulnerabilities are discovered (often thanks to the huge, supportive community), the security team constantly develops patches and releases within an hour of the alert time. On WordPress, patches are deployed at the click of a mouse. All user content is sanitized, URL access is restricted, and passwords are stored in unecryptable formats. WordPress.com’s 20 million users beta test releases before they come out, so that by the time new versions are released, stakeholders can be confident in their stability.