Why We Are A Huge Fan of WordPress

WordPress has become one of the most popular content management platforms to host your website. Whether you are a small-time blogger, a content site ort an e-commerce site. WordPress remains one of the most popular choices when it comes to hosting websites. 

But why? Here we will go over the advantages of using WordPress as a platform to manage your content. 

Simple 

WordPress has established itself as a platform that is easy and simple to use. This is great for those who don’t have a lot of experience in setting up websites. This is because, with WordPress, users can make a website without getting too much into coding and HTML, which is something that can take a while to learn. With many templates to choose from, the process becomes as easy as drag and drop. In all the simplicity of  WordPress reduces the amount of time one has to spend on building a website.

Stable

WordPress ensures that it is always up to date with the current technologies available. IT is common for websites to change form what they were initially set up for, with WordPress, it is easy to make those changes without having to restart your site entirely. WordPress has regular updates that make sure that all the new trends and technologies are being followed so that users will not have their site tanked by a new update. 

Design Options

Even if they are free themes, WordPress has done an excellent job in ensuring these themes are good looking and will make your website look premium. Plus, you can further customise the themes and designs to your liking to really add that personal touch which makes you unique.

Plugins

The great thing we know and love WordPress for is their wide inventory of plugins that can provide great assistance when creating and managing a website and its content.  Plugins like Yoast have become essential for your websites Search Engine Optimisation, which is the key to getting your website seen in the first place. The plugins offered on WordPress are created with skilled developers who seek to find ways to improve the experience of setting up and managing a website. In all, these plugins will only be beneficial, and if you have a WordPress website, you are 100% going to be using them to assist you

Search Engine Optimisation

Aside from plugins, WordPress itself has developed a platform which can assist in the SEO of your website by offering options to put in H1, H2 and H3 tags or alt-text in images. Coming back the plugins, you will find no shortage of SEO plugins to assist you, and they all do their job well. 

In all, WordPress is an excellent platform to host your website, with years of experience in the industry, WordPress is specialized in adapting to newer technologies and trends. 

Ugly Side of Custom Themes

While most custom WordPress Themes are well, designed and well-built for blogger and companies to use for their website, there is always a risk of getting a theme that may completely turn your website upside down and damage it heavily. And maybe, even give your computer a virus, which may ruin your entire operations. 

The world of WordPress themes is, unfortunately, not safe from maliciousness. As many third party-themes outside of WordPress are premium and need to be paid for, many websites have set up themselves to become sources of free/ pirated versions of these themes. While it may be great for those who don’t want to dig in their wallets for a theme, there is always a catch, like making a deal with the devil. The risk of using these sites to download pirated versions of these themes is that there is an added risk of getting all sorts of nasties that can effectively disrupt your computer. Malware, Adware, Ransomware and the likes. The type of stuff you will surely like to avoid like the plague.

It is important to remember that these themes are made by people who spend lots of time to perfect them, and they will surely want to be paid for the work they do, hence why most custom themes are paid for. However, there are always ree versions with limitations so that people may get a taste. To understand this, you will know why paying for a premium theme is better than just pirating it. 

If you want free themes, WordPress has a variety of themes under their platform which you can choose from, these themes are great as they are less lily to harm your computer or the operations of your site, plus, they are also built to ensure that all plugins which you choose to install are compatible.

It is best to avoid websites that offer free versions fo a product you should pay for in general, because not only are you stealing from the hard work people put into making these themes and ensuring that they run smoothly, you are also putting your websites and online business at risk of falling apart due to viruses. So why take that needless risk. If you have the money, why not get just pay for the theme that you have an interest in, consider it an investment on your website or online business. Or, if you are just starting up, just use the many free themes that WordPress has on offer 

So in conclusion, while it may be tempting, it is not a very good idea to be tempted with free downloads of a paid product, as it’s potential effects may really bite back on your business efforts and the efforts of others.

Donate

Notepad Chaos was originally built for Smashing Magazine, but since version 1.0, a lot of hours have been put in to keep the theme updated. If you’d like to help out with the ongoing process of keeping this theme fresh, feel free to donate using the paypal button below.

Please note in your donation that it’s for the ongoing improvements for Notepad Chaos. Thanks!