5 Reasons to Choose WordPress to Run Your Church WebsiteBy
In the last post I gave you a quick introduction to WordPress. In this post, I’d like to give you some reasons why I choose to use WordPress as a content management system for small- to medium-sized churches.
Here they are:
1. It’s a free content management system – Although it’s built to be a blogging platform, it has a lot of function and flexibility to also be used as a content management system with the right tweaks. That is absolutely free to use.
2. It’s easy to use – Blogging platforms are built to be easy to use. WordPress is used by thousands and thousands of bloggers across the globe and has benefited from their insights to make it better and better. So adding new website pages is super easy. I put it this way … if you can use Microsoft Word with relative ease, you can use WordPress.
3. The search engine love it – Google and the other search engines love WordPress – meaning they get “indexed” quicker and better. And with special bells and whistles (called plugins), they’ll love your site even more … giving you and your church website better exposure in search engine rankings.
4. There are thousands of free templates available – I don’t like to recreate the wheel if there’s a good wheel available that’s also FREE. Check out the WordPress Theme Viewer here to see all the current free themes being offered by designers all over the world. And new themes are being designed and added almost daily. [By the way, templates are called “themes” in WordPress-speak.]
5. You’re in control of it – WordPress is installed on your website hosting account, meaning you control it. And because it’s free (called “open source”), all you have to pay for is your website hosting account.
TAKE A TEST DRIVE: The best way to see how WordPress works is to get a free account at WordPress.com. Althought there’s minor differences to the free version, but it’s basically the same. So go get a free account and take it for a test drive.