If you don't know what Wordpress is, your clearly not a modern web developer. It's one of 3 or 4 major CMS (content management systems) used on a majority of today's websites. In fact, my website is built on the Wordpress content management system. While it started out as a simple blogging engine, it has become a major platform for web design/development. While the subject of very popular debate, I think Wordpress rocks for these 5 main reasons.
WordPress as a platform provides good search engine optimisation. You can make a few tweaks such as using different plugins to enhance SEO. Also, Google loves WordPress which means your website gets indexed right away
OK this one is simple: You don't really have to have any knowledge of advance HTML to make most edits. It's pretty intuitive. Therefore you don’t need to rely on a web developer. Less costs!!!
Compared to all the other open source CMS, WordPress has the most massive plugin directory of free/paid/subscription plugins that really extend the functionalities of WordPress. In fact I super loaded up this website with tons of plugins that make it innovative, creative, and modern. Also being able to change the look and feel of your website/blog without affecting any of your core code/content by simply substituting themes and customizing them really allows your web platform to evolve for lower incremental costs.
The availability of support is huge since there’s a massive online community because WordPress is open source. It by far has the biggest community of all the other Open Source CMS. With tons of forums, blogs, publications, you can find a variety of source of help, pretty darn quickly.
One Click Installation
Quickly Install WordPress with several web hosting providers such as GoDaddy (although I really hate them), and most major web hosts. While the other open source CMS generally have this benefit as well, none get updated on the one-click function as often as WordPress does.