If you're looking to get started as new blogger or build your first website, you have lots of options but none as good as WordPress. WordPress is the most popular content management system and for good reason.
In an article from VentureBeat It is estimated that a stunning 20% of the web is running on WordPress. That is an amazing accomplishment for WordPress and should serve as a sign to anyone looking to build a new website.
Getting that much of a claim on the entire web is no small feat.
It is with good reason that so many people love and use WordPress on a daily basis.
WordPress is Totally Free
This may be the main reason people are initially attracted to WordPress but it certainly isn't enough to keep them coming back. Being free just isn't enough. If WordPress sucked people would quit using it and find something better. WordPress could start charging its user’s right now and probably maintain that same 205 hold on the web.
WordPress is Totally Customizable
Because WordPress is an open source software, you are free to do whatever you want with it. Once you have the software on your hosting account there is absolutely no limit to the things you can do with WordPress.
There’s a Plugin For That
WordPress is designed in such a way that a complete newbie can use it and customize it just like a programmer can. If you're not a programmer and you still want to customize your site, that’s where plugins come in. You can find a plugin for anything imaginable, from securing your site to adding a forum. The range of available plugins for WordPress is truly limitless.