Several people have been asking me why I recommend WordPress over other platforms. If you know me, you know that I’m a software engineer, so coding a website straight in php does not scare me a bit. And that’s because I know a lot about coding that I chose WordPress for my clients.

Why re-invent the wheel and charge my clients for it when there is a free tool out there that provides a great framework?

I’m not saying that the other platforms are necessarily bad, they are just not giving you all that WordPress can give you. So here we go, my top 10 reasons why I think it’s better to choose WordPress when you’re an entrepreneur looking to build a website.

Reason #1: WordPress is a stable, free platform that has been around for 10 years

Reason #2: WordPress is used by over 20% of online websites

Reason #3: There is a large community of do-it yourselfers that help each other

Reason #4: There are over 20,000 free plugins to add functionalities to your site

Reason #5: Google loves WordPress! many themes come already SEO optimized

Reason #6: My clients don’t need to know any coding to manage you content (add pages, images and posts)

Reason #7: there are tons or templates to choose from if you don’t want to hire a designer

Reason #8: WordPress is constantly evolving in terms of speed, security, you’ll never achieve that level of quality with a custom built site unless you’re willing to pay top $$$$, and you won’t have control over the site, you will always need someone that you’ll pay to make the tiniest change

Reason #9: There are tons of free and paid tutorials online for DIY

Reason #10: This is the only free platform that gives you full control over your website

Now I’d like to hear from you: What platform are you using for your website? Why did you choose it?