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Are you thinking of starting a blog?
Are you having difficulty in choosing what platform to choose to start a blog?
This blog will help in choosing the writing platform for your blog.
Do people often ask what the best platform for blogging is?
WordPress is used by almost 35% of websites worldwide. Is it a coincidence, or is it really a good platform?
Most bloggers use it for a reason.
WordPress is an open-source platform and easy to use.
If you wonder why not use BlogSpot instead of WordPress, below are some stats to back up my point of using WordPress.
I know choosing a blogging platform is as difficult as choosing a blogging niche!
I prefer using WordPress as all other bloggers would.
WordPress in Detail: –
It is a Content management system, to be precise. It is used for blogging, website creation, eCommerce, and business sites.
Also, it can be used online, and no need to download software to run it.
First, let’s clarify a myth that we all have in our minds about WordPress.
We think it’s a free platform, and we don’t have to pay for it!
Yes! It is free, but the software is free to download, not the domain and hosting.
Nothing is free in this sad!
You still have to buy a domain for reputed domain name providers and buy hosting too.
- Go, Daddy
- Blue Host
- Host Gator
Now that you have a clear insight of what WordPress is, let’s begin.
By the end of this blog, I will try to explain How WordPress is beneficial for bloggers and other businesses.
Importance of WordPress: –
These days WordPress has become one of the most used platforms for any business, especially bloggers.
Do you know why?
Because it is an easy to use platform that anyone can use. Yes! Anyone.
By anyone, if you don’t know a word of development, you can start a blog.
Why should a blogger learn to code?
That is why many bloggers use WordPress; you can easily start your blog by first buying a hosting and a domain from your hosting providers.
If you don’t know where to buy hosting services, I have created a blog earlier for this purpose.
Reasons to start using WordPress: –
Now this an interesting part for you!
Read this carefully!
WordPress allows users to change or edits themes without even changing codes.
I am not a developer, and I can’t pay a developer, too so, the question is, why can’t I update my blog myself.
Yes! You can.
WordPress allows us to change our downloaded through different plugins that we can install on our WordPress dashboard.
If you are not aware of what plugins you should use to edit your blog site, try using elementor. It has a free and a pro version too.
If you can afford the paid version, but that it has more options that can be used to create a beautiful page.
Important Plugins for WordPress: –
Now let’s discuss what options we have on WordPress and how we can effectively utilize them.
- Easy to Use: –
WordPress is simple and easy to use the platform; even a starter can work on it.
It is a CMS platform that users can use after buying a hosting service from their service providers.
Once you are done buying your hosting service, you will be provided with a login and password that will allow you to log in to WordPress.
Once you are in, you will have all the writes as an admin to install multiple plugins and your desired theme.
If you don’t like your install a new theme, it’s that simple!.
- Free plugins: –
Do you know what’s exciting about WordPress and that other platforms don’t have?
Here you can easily download hundreds of plugins for free.
Some useful plugins are as follow:
- All in One SEO Plugin
- Yoast SEO
- SEO SQUIRRLY
- Broken Links Checker
These are some plugins as an example that you can use to improve your blog performance their many others you can use to get to the top of search engines.
I will try to write another blog that will guide you in-depth about these plugins to ensure you know how they work.
- Free blog themes: –
You know what? If we compare other platforms that offer to upload blogs for free, WordPress is extremely amazing!
It allows free themes to install on your WordPress blogs and can also edit without editing a code.
Interesting, isn’t it!
Some interesting themes that you can download for free:
If you want to know what theme is best for your blog, do read this blog.
- It is SEO friendly:
Another important aspect of this is like most bloggers and website owners are using WordPress, Google supports this, and it is easy to rank on top using this platform.
Why is it SEO friendly?
Here is why, as I have briefly explained that it allows us to install free plugins that we cannot on BlogSpot.
If you want your blog to be on top, you need to consider factors such as improving site speed, User friendly, and mobile optimization.
So, on WordPress, you can install some plugins to speed up your site, as Google considers it an SEO component.
- Mobile Responsive:
As we all know, how important is mobile-friendliness?
Almost 50% of users now visit through mobile.
So what we can do is install multiple plugins on WordPress to optimize our site for Google.
WordPress allows you to add various plugins to do that if you want to reach a global audience.
A plugin such as “Polylang” can be used to add multi-language options on your website, so whenever a user from another country enters your website can change their preferred language and read your blog.
It will help you to reach a wider audience as it gets easier for the reader to read in their language.
We all want our blog to be visible; that’s why we started it.
So, to bring our site to the top, we need a platform like WordPress, which helps us fulfil that purpose.
WordPress allows you to install a blog site, business site, or an eCommerce store.
Also, I prefer this to all the newcomers because it’s so simple and has many options that you can use to compete with big bloggers, and you can do it without coding.
This platform will give you a dashboard, and all the tabs have clear instructions on what to do next!
How good it that everything is well written and described.
If you are unable to install your WordPress themes or facing issues in installing some of the plugins, do not hesitate to contact us or comment below, we will try to answer every question you have.