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Why WordPress Websites are Better than Traditional Websites in 2017
Why WordPress in 2017? Because WordPress is much different than when this post was originally posted in 2009. Back then, WordPress had a bit of a bad rap by being thought of only as “blog” software. That was soooo limiting to the true power of WordPress back then and such negative verbiage has pretty much left the conversation when WordPress comes up, thank goodness.
Here we are in spring of 2017. Still today, after all these years, we use WordPress for the entire Here Next Year website…including the blog part.
Yes, the website you’re on right now is using WordPress. You’re in the blog section where this particular post has commanded a #1, #2, or #3 search position on Google since about 20-minutes after we published it 7 years ago for the phrase “Why WordPress.” So much for the theory that blog posts get pushed down after time.
Go to any of the main pages of this site showcased in the top navigation and, yep, still WordPress.
WordPress websites offer much more than the few five or ten benefits you usually hear about. A blogging software-based website was termed as the new evolution of how websites are constructed. Now, WordPress is the content management system all websites and blogs are compared to.
Before we get into the meat of the actual reasons why we feel WordPress is so great, let’s clear up another myth while we’re at it: A blog is a website…a website is a blog. There is NO difference.
Blogs just have a few more cylinders under the hood, if I was to use a metaphor. In fact, I wrote a blog post that suggested your WordPress website is the very heart of ALL of your Internet marketing efforts.
I don’t know why the power of WordPress is still being so under-rated after all these years, because I believe this beloved software was responsible for business owners no longer being held hostage to their designers and virtual assistants. Owners could easily learn the basic operations of adding and changing content on their websites. And, that changed the industry!