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5 Reasons you Should Migrate to WordPress

Disclaimer: We are WordPress developers, so of course we swear by this platform. After reading this, you will too.

I have been a web developer since before WordPress existed. After 10 years of being spoilt by WYSIWYG and charmingly easy-to-use admin interfaces, I have 5 irrefutable reasons why you should be making the switch from HTML to WordPress.

1. Word-Class Community

WordPress powers 25% of all websites on the web: That makes for over 4 billion websites created and run by countless developers and admins. The platform remains open-source (read: free) and still manages to push out 2-3 major version upgrades thanks to a devoted, innovative, generous, and highly involved community of developers.

You have your trend-setters, out-of-the-box-thinkers, non-coding but extremely well-versed WordPress users, creative web and graphic designers, and just about all levels of skill-sets on WordPress Forums for Support and Core development.

Essentially: For every issue that could possibly be conceived, there’s another WordPress user who has faced and overcome the same, and can help you out. This community can also help you regarding plugins, themes, services, and related issues to help you spend your WordPress customization budget more effectively.

2. Ease of Management

WordPress is well-loved by over a quarter of the netizens for its super friendly admin interface. Of all our clients who opted for HTML to WordPress conversion service, every single one of them took to the platform like a duck to water.

WordPress has always had user-friendliness at its core: Every content-related task, from posting to editing, commenting, categorizing, marketing, upgrading components and overall management of the website is done through an easy to use admin area. Writing and formatting your posts is as easy as using a rich-text editor like Microsoft Word.

With every update, WordPress makes it a point to enhance the admin experience. Currently, WordPress dashboard is clean, quick to load, and responsive to boot.

3. Ease of Customization

This one is a win-win for coding and non-coding communities.

For those who can make magic happen with commonly used programming languages, WordPress provides the tools for faster, smoother development of amazing websites. The APIs, templates hierarchy, taxonomy and metadata, the built-in PHP debugging constants, the coding standards (maintained by review committees)and so much more help make a developer’s job easier.

It’s also easy to customize WordPress without knowing a single thing about code, thanks to hundreds of thousands of free and premium themes and plugins. In two easy steps (install and activate), you can change the layout and design or add any feature and functionality you want to your WordPress website. It literally takes no longer than a few minutes, which is nothing compared to hours of work you have to devote trying to make even the smallest change in an HTML website.

4. Search Engine Optimization

Any website can rank high on search results page with craftily written content, quick page load time, and great user experience. On HTML you would have to rely on code to do that. WordPress practically hands you easy to use and really powerful tools for online success.

Websites built on WordPress have a distinctive advantage in SEO, even without additional plugins or tools. WordPress lets you configure permalinks, gives you self contained taxonomies to make categorization easy, and default templates are coded to make your content easily visible and crawlable to search bots. Professional developers can work with your brand to customize WordPress with better navigation that only augments the platform’s SEO-friendliness.

Add plugins that help SEO like WordPress SEO by Yoast or All-in-one SEO pack, improve performance (page speed) with caching plugins, and enhance user-experience scores with a responsive theme: you are all set for success without hassle.

5. Flexibility and Scalability

WordPress is one of the few platforms that can keep pace with rapid growth and change.

The CMS is used by a multitude of websites for all sorts of purposes. Despite starting out as a blogging platform, it is now used to create interactive online experiences for eCommerce stores, portfolios, communities (social), education, news, and more verticals.

No other platform fits as beautifully around your needs and constraints without compromising service or quality as WordPress. Even if you don’t have a skilled IT team of your own to create, setup, customize, and maintain your WordPress website, you can still hire WordPress developers and their services at competitive prices without burning a hole in your pocket.

Key Takeaways

Just the one: With the same budget, skill, and time you can accomplish so much more on WordPress than on an HTML website.

If you’re just starting out and researching the best thing: Compile a list of your requirements and budget/resource constraints. Rifle through other blogs and see if you don’t come up with WordPress as the winner.

If you already have a website and considering switching it from HTML to WordPress: research proper conversion and migration process. If you don’t have professionals and latest equipment, hire a team you can trust to convert your website.

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