Five great reasons why you should get a WordPress site

If you're wondering why you should get a WordPress site instead of using one of the many website builders out there or another content management system then you're in the right place!

First though, let's clear up one point that confuses many people when they are new to WordPress, which is that there are two different types of WordPress. is hosted by WordPress which means that you can have your site up, running and looking beautiful in minutes. But you should check the terms of service carefully as you may not be allowed to do all you want with your new site.

The other option is, where you'll need to find your own hosting and set up your own site. This is more work than using, but it means you own your site and can do whatever you want with it. In this article we're going to focus on

Now let's look at five great reasons for getting a WordPress site:

It's Flexible

With the huge range of themes and plugins available you can do whatever you want with your WordPress website, from changing the fonts and colors and moving your pages around to installing contact forms, security features or even a shopping cart.

It's Free

WordPress is open source, which means you can download it for free. You will need to pay for your hosting, and some of the themes and plugins have a price tag too, but setting up a WordPress site isn't going to cost you much at all.

Even if you pay someone to set up your site for you, updating your site will be cheap because you'll be able to do most of it, if not all of it, yourself.

Easy Maintenance

WordPress makes maintenance easy, too. There are backup plugins to to make regular copies of your site should the worst happen and security plugins to keep intruders out of your site. The WordPress dashboard even tells you when an update is due.

Good for Search Engines

Unlike some 'template' website builders, WordPress is great for search engine optimization (SEO). It is written using high-quality code and you can also add SEO plugins to optimize your site's structure and content.

Lots of support

There's a huge community that's happy to answer your questions at and if you do need a WordPress expert to work on your site they are plentiful.

So as you can see, WordPress really is a great choice for your website.

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Stephen B. Henry, known by many online as the WordPress Wizard, the Coach's Coach, or just the Wiz, is an author, web developer, small business consultant, and personal mentor. Steve earns his entire living online, providing business, technical, and online presence planning and support to small business owners, spiritual practitioners, online marketers, and other solopreneurs, including those who work from home. With a focus on permission marketing and heart-centered business, Steve works closely with, and cares about, each of his clients. He can be reached by email at

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