Why you should use WordPress as your site building tool

Rather than hiring a developer to build their website, many people are turning to the WordPress CMS to build their websites with. While it may take a bit more time and work, as well as a bit of a learning curve to get your site online, there are many benefits to building your own site with WordPress.

The first benefit that may be apparent to someone looking to build a site is the ability to build it themselves without incurring the fees of a professional developer. The cost of having a site built professionally can often be an obstacle that prevents someone from even keeping a site. By using the free WordPress CMS, you can have a framework that gives you step-by-step instructions for building and has an infrastructure that is fairly self-explanatory and easy to work with. By creating your site with WordPress, you can skip the price of development, and the only costs of running your site are your domain name and your WordPress hosting. 3Essentials offers WordPress hosting packages that are ready for you to install WordPress and get started right away.

Secondly, because there is a huge community using WordPress, there are a lot of other users to get support advice from, as well as a huge library of user-created themes and plugins to add new functions and looks to your site. Because WordPress is so widely used, 3Essentials also offers information and support on WordPress hosting specifically, as well as for installing WordPress on your server and any issues created by the WordPress/server interaction.

Also, the WordPress “Dashboard” in the back end allows users to easily create a new post or page in your website, as well as edit the navigation menus, plugins, themes and content of the website. Detailed instructions on how to do all of this are available online, and when you have built the site yourself with WordPress, you will have already started to familiarize yourself with how the Dashboard works. Because of the ease of being able to edit your own site, you will not have to have the recurring expense of having someone else update it for you.

And of course, if you do get stuck at some point or break something in your site, or simply decide that building an entire site and maintaining it is not for you, there is always the option to hire a professional developer to adjust what you have already built and make specific changes for you.

Of course, designing your site yourself from WordPress may not be for everyone, but if you have basic computer skills already and a willingness to learn, it can be a great solution for creating and maintaining your website.

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