WordPress: Two Words Capital P

I love WordPress. I currently have five WordPress blogs even though I don’t have enough to say to fill even one. I’m like a kid in a software candy story. Okay, I admit it: I even made WordPress t-shirts. To know WordPress is to love it. Here are the top 10 reasons you’ll love WordPress too:

10. Anyone can learn to use it. I can teach someone to use WordPress in 20 minutes and they’d be happy as a clam blogging away for years.

9. It is open-source. That means it is free.

8. WordPress is a Web-based application so it doesn’t run on your computer. There is no software to download and manage. You can go to a number of Web sites and set up your blog in minutes for free.

7. It’s complicated, but only if you want it to be. The beauty of WordPress is its flexibility. It can be used by the total Web novice or the high end user. There is enough to WordPress to keep the most avid techie engaged.

6. Themes galore! Unlike BlogSpot, you aren’t confined to a limited number of themes and functions. There are hundreds of free themes to download and use. And you can change themes with a click of the mouse.

5. It doesn’t have to look like a blog. WordPress is so flexible that you can make it look (and work) like a Web page but with the ease of managing a blog. You get the best of both worlds.

4. One word: Plugins. As open source software WordPress is available to anyone who wants to develop new features and functions. These plugins and widgets are almost always  free and as easy as clicking the mouse to install. Even a caveman can do it.

3. It’s interactive. WordPress gives you lots of ways to create community on the Web by allowing comments, RSS feeds, user registration, email notification and co-editors and publishers. And, after all, isn’t that what Web 2.0 is all about?

2. It’s everwhere. WordPress is one  the most popular, if not the most popular, blogging software packages on the Internet. That means you’ll find discussion groups, new features and help around every digital corner.

1. WordPress makes you the Web master of your own Internet world. You can do it all yourself. Okay, maybe you’ll need me to help you make the t-shirts.

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