It is free
Being free is not a requirement to be popular, but it helps. Word Press was first released in May 2003 by Matt Mullenweg, and today it is being used by more than 300 million websites worldwide. That’s what I call growth. As a result, WordPress is my personal recommendation to anyone considering creating their own blog or website.
It is functional
WordPoffers significant functionality right out of the box. It doesn’t matter if your site is a blog or a business site. Both site types are handled effectively.
Easy to manage
I’ve always been a DIY type individual, and WordPress makes a website easy to manage by yourself.
Easy to learn
There are online communities where you can learn more about WordPress without figuring it out on your own. Building a website is no more complex than learning to use a moderately complex application like Microsoft Word. Even so, no one should underestimate the value of online tutorials.
It’s also easy to find service providers experienced with WordPress when you need additional customization or personalization of your blog. Consider yours truly, the Pragmatic Web Designer. I love to build websites: timely, practical, and relevant.
Search engine friendly
Another very compelling reason to use WordPress is that search engines like Google.com and Bing.com love WordPress and rapidly index posts and pages on a WordPress site.
You can find thousands of WordPress plugins that will enhance and extend your blog or website. They are what make WordPress truly popular. There are plug-ins for almost any purpose you can think of. Plug-ins allow users to customize their website without having to pay a programmer or purchase expensive add-on products.
Dr. John P. Elcik, IV
The Pragmatic Web Designer