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Why WordPress Is A Must For Your Online Business

Posted in Discussions by thotrther on the December 31st, 2011

In 2002 blogging took the world by storm, changing the way we did business online forever. While most people at that time started with various blogging spftware, eventually most of them shifted to WordPress. A powerful website CMS that emerged from the need for a better blogging spftware, WordPress has since become so much more.

If you read any blogging tips and tricks, WordPress is often positioned as a tool that well, creates a blog. But more and more marketers are finding that you can also use it as the |main|most important|fundamental} tool to upon which you can build a complete business empire.

The most powerful function of WordPress itself lies in its ability to manage large amounts of text, audio and video content. With a hand-coded HTML site, after a dozen pages it becomes difficult to manage. Although you can use template-driven systems as well like SiteBuildIt or DreamWeaver, nothing beats the ease of WordPress.

Using the correct blogging tools you can easily turn WordPress into a static website, a membership site, an article directory, a complete e-commerce site, a sales page, an auction marketplace, and much more. In fact you can just about use it for anything.

Besides that, SEO with WordPress is another added advantage. Out-of-the-box, WordPress is pretty good at optimizing and creating SEO friendly content. However you can also take it to the next level and utilize simple WordPress plugins to further improve your SEO score and get higher search engine rankings.

But perhaps the most vital thing about WordPress is its flexibility. You can easily switch between any WordPress templates, and improve its functionality using plugins and even some custom hacking. Did I not also say that it’s free?

So if you’re not already using WordPress, you should. The learning curve has reduced substantially in the past 3 years. Right now, even a 6 year old kid can understand how to set it up and use it. So go ahead, use WordPress to power your online business!

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