If you’10 Reasons to Redesign Your Old Website with WordPress still running an old-fashioned HTML website that looks like it came out of the 90s, it’s time to make the switch to WordPress. One of the most popular website builders around, WordPress boasts over 60 million websites in use worldwide and has been used by sites including Forbes, TechCrunch, and even The White House to power their online presence. Here are 10 reasons why your website should be switched to WordPress today.
1. Free website builder
If you’re looking for a free solution, we recommend Squarespace or Wix. These options are ideal if you have no experience designing websites and just want to get something up on the web quickly. They also allow you to build your website without any coding knowledge. The downside is that they don’t offer as much flexibility as WordPress does when it comes to customization and design. For example, both Squarespace and Wix templates look cookie-cutter because they only come in one style. But if all you need is a simple site that looks good right out of the box, these solutions will work well for you—and they won’t cost anything at all! When it comes to paid website builders, Elementor has become our favorite platform. It offers many advanced features that make creating stunning designs easier than ever before. Plus, Elementor works seamlessly with WordPress themes (we use some of their themes on ProBlogger), so there’s no extra learning curve required if you decide to start building sites using Elementor‘s drag-and-drop builder instead of hand-coding everything from scratch.
2. Ease of use
WordPress is one of the easiest content management systems (CMS) to learn and use. Because of its prevalence, there are thousands of tutorials and videos online that can help you get started if you get stuck. Compared to other CMSs like Drupal, Joomla! or even Drupal, getting started with WordPress is incredibly simple and quick. If a small business owner wants an easy-to-use CMS for his or her website—WordPress is it.
3. Mobile friendly
Having a mobile-friendly website is one of the first steps in getting your business on Google’s radar, as well as making sure that your site performs well in search engines. A mobile-friendly website will appear higher on Google’s search results page and encourage users to stay on your website longer, making it more likely they will convert into leads. Not only does having a mobile-friendly website help you rank better in search engines, but it also helps you rank better for local searches. You want to make sure that when people are searching for businesses near them on their phones or tablets, yours shows up!
4. SEO friendly
Keep your web content search engine friendly by using relevant and keyword-rich title tags, meta descriptions, headers, and content. Web crawlers like Google will read your page’s metadata and HTML code to better understand what your page is about. If you don’t fill in these fields with keywords that fit into a user’s search query, they may miss out on what you have to offer on your website.
6. Multilingual support
If you plan on using your site in more than one language, WP Multilingual may be a plugin that can help. This is actually a core functionality of WordPress, so it’s not technically a plugin. There are plugins that further extend multilingual support for themes as well, so if you plan on creating content in multiple languages across different websites or different instances of one website (i.e., an international version), I’d take a look at these.
7. Coding knowledge not required
These days, you don’t need a working knowledge of coding or web design to create a website. It’s never been easier—or cheaper—to get your business online. You can hire a professional team to build your website, but if you want something simple and easy to maintain, there are plenty of tools that require no coding knowledge at all.
8. Cheap Web hosting and easy to find
For many business owners, keeping their website on an outdated web hosting platform is due in part to cost. However, free or low-cost hosting platforms are readily available—you just have to look for them. Among these options is WordPress’s own self-hosted platform, which provides users with a range of design templates and themes that are easy for your customers and prospects to use.
9. Options for professional looking themes (free & paid)
1. Astra 2. Wp-Ocean 3.DIVI And Many More
10. Thousands of plugins offer additional features
Everything a business needs to thrive online is within reach, and you can find just about anything your heart desires in terms of functionality. One of my favorite plugins is Yoast SEO—it’s one of my go-to tools for making sure I’m using SEO best practices on every website I build.