WordPress is a great Content Management Platform that gives it’s owners nearly unlimited ability to edit their website even if they possess no programming skills or knowledge of web development software. That by itself is reason enough to use WordPress as a framework for you site, but there are plenty of other excellent reasons to do so. Here’s just a few:
-WordPress offers a rich plug-in architecture that allows the easy addition of sophisticated features that can be implemented with a few clicks of the mouse. You can add calendars, schedules, banner ads, forms, log in pages, site search, and a host of other goodies effortlessly.
-The design and semantics of the WordPress platform offers a link structure that is Search Engine Friendly and offers built in tools that allow for extreme Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Generally speaking, no dynamic platform offers better native control of SEO. What all this means is that you already have all of the tools you need to fully optimize your site, resulting in higher search rankings.
-There are native apps for iOS, Android, Windows 7/8 and Blackberry that provide access to some of the WordPress Dashboards more important features. This lets you make minor changes to your site right from a smart phone, which can come in handy if you need to update something right away and are not in front of a computer.
-WordPress can act as both a website and a company intranet. A variety of user permissions and the ability to password protect any part of the site allows you to present both public and private pages. This allows for a company to create pages with internal functionality like employee schedules, time off requests, meeting schedules/agendas, special announcements and much more.
-WordPress is open source software, which means no paying for new versions. You simply decide if you want to upgrade to the latest version and click a button if you do.
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