Why is WordPress the best blog software? Here’s a few reasons:
- It’s easy to install and use
- It’s 100% scalable
- Add images, videos, tables, optin forms, and anything you want
- Unlimited functionality
- Social networking compatible
- Easily syndicate content
- It’s free
You can install WordPress in literally seconds. All the major web hosting companies out there have the installation built in to your web hosting account. Simply go to Cpanel > Fantastico Deluxe and there you’ll find the WordPress installation guide.
There’s no limit to have many pages, subpages, posts and content you can add to your WordPress blog. It’s the ultimate content management system because it automatically links all your content and with a few clicks of a button you can change sitewide settings like the theme, header, footer and sidebar gadgets, etc.
WordPress makes it easy for you to add images (and find them later if you want to add the image to a different page or post), videos, optin forms to capture leads, a picture slideshow from your Flickr account. You name it, it can be done with WordPress.
One word explains why WordPress is the best blog software; plugins. Plugins, as the name suggests, is add-ons to the WordPress software that allow you to add extra functionality to your site. For example, there is a plugin call the All-in-One SEO Pack. This plugin makes it easy for you to optimize your site so that the search engines love it. That means higher Google rankings and lots of free, targeted traffic. Plugins are super easy to add and configure, it only takes a few clicks and they’re installed and ready to go.
There are several plugins that make your blog a social networking viral machine. You can add Facebook Social Plugins to your blog and have your visitors commenting after every page or post and telling their friends all about your site. It’s a great way to advertise for free. There’s also plugins that allow visitors to social bookmark your site to Digg and StumbleUpon with just one click!
Your WordPress blog has a built-in RSS feed which you can submit to RSS aggregators to have your content published at hundreds of locations automatically for you. Interested visitors can also sign up to your blog’s RSS feed to be notified when you publish new content.
Last, but not least, WordPress is 100% free.