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There are many different content management systems out there, also commonly referred to as “CMS.” Despite this, how do you know which is the most popular and which CMS is the right option for you? Generally speaking, WordPress is the most popular, offering various flexibility, accessibility, customization, and many more options.

Of course, there are other content management systems available too, such as Squarespace and Wix. Therefore, to help illustrate why we think WordPress is the best, that’s exactly what we’ll do in this article.

WordPress is fully customizable

For starters, WordPress is virtually fully customizable – this is especially true when compared to other content management systems. Therefore, you are not fixed to any given template. In fact, you can create your own template, work with a designer for a unique look for your brand, or freestyle it yourself.

With so many options to choose from, you’re guaranteed a unique “non-cookie-cutter look.”

Plugin and theme system with WordPress CMS

Other CMS options offer plugins and themes. However, with WordPress, you have hundreds at your fingertips to try. The theme of your website is how it looks and functions. Popular themes include Impreza and Elegant, but there are many available others to choose from. Likewise, plugins influence how your website behaves: how fast it is, how things look, new features, and so forth. 

With a wide choice of plugins, you can virtually implement anything you desire, whether this is interactive social icons, automatic image compression, table building, or even affiliate templates to help boost your revenue. 

WordPress is often less expensive than other CMS options 

Finally, the WordPress CMS is usually less expensive than other CMS options. This is especially true if you use it in it’s most basic form, as opposed to similar basic packages offered by Squarespace and Wix. However, the cost can quickly accumulate if you decide to purchase more advanced themes, plugins, or decide to work with a webmaster.

Overall, we think the cost is worth it. With much fewer website issues, more customization, and the world at your fingertips, WordPress is the place to be.

Are there any downsides?

Despite the many benefits of the popular CMS, as outlined above, there are a couple of downsides that you should take note of. For starters, if you don’t know what you’re doing, then it can be difficult to set up the right plugins. Choosing any old plugin won’t quite cut. While it may get you so far, it’s important to choose ones that complement one another, improving your site speed and experience as opposed to deteriorating it. 

Furthermore, WordPress is a lot more complex than other content management systems out there. If you have little to no experience, then you may need to work with a professional web developer or designer

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Author Jarod Thornton

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