This was bad news for everyone who did not know how to swim these waters.
Fast forward today.
With a little effort these days, anyone without knowledge in coding and web software can create a website and blog in minutes.
- What is WordPress.org?
- 10 Advantages of Using WordPress.org to Create Your Website in Cameroon
- As we just saw, you don’t need to call your web developer or learn code to update your site.
- Manage your website from any computer connected to the internet.
- No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required
- Search Engines like Google favor sites built with WordPress.org. So your site will easily found by your prospects.
- Your Website is 100% Customizable
- A standard blog is automatically built in WordPress
- Extend the functionality of your site with plugins
- There is no limit to the size of your website and blog when you build with WordPress
- Possibility to add multiple users
- WordPress is used by the best of the best
What is WordPress.org?
For beginners, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (CMS) in existence today.
However, WordPress.org is not the only CMS available.
Other Popular CMSs are:
Is WordPress.org the right solution to create your website in Cameroon?
If you want a free website, WordPress.org is not what you need. You’ll be better off with solutions like:
So, what can a Content Management Software (CMS) like WordPress.org do?
A CMS is a web-based application that provides capabilities for multiple users with different permission levels to manage web pages (content) without the need to have HTML knowledge.
I preferred a CMS like WordPress because from the control panel, anyone with permissions can:
- Create, Edit, Publish, Archive web pages
- Create, Edit, Publish, Archive articles
- Create, Edit, Publish, Archive press releases
- Create, Edit, Publish, Archive blogs
- Add or Edit events into a calendar
- Add or Edit product entries (descriptions, specifications, prices, photos etc.)
- Enter, Edit, or view orders and print packing slips and invoices.
- View reports and site statistics
- Collect data
- Create and Edit system users which have different permission levels to different sections of the site.
As you’ll notice, you can do a lot with WordPress without calling your web developer (if you hired one) to code things.
This is a plus for us because we update here on YesOrYes.co almost on a daily basis.
10 Advantages of Using WordPress.org to Create Your Website in Cameroon
As we just saw, you don’t need to call your web developer or learn code to update your site.
A good webhost like HostGator will provide you with a Control Panel.
From the Admin’s dashboard, you can add, edit, moderate and publish just about anything.
Because the technology is so simple, you’ll feel like you are using MS Word.
Manage your website from any computer connected to the internet.
WordPress.org is a web-based application.
I or anyone in our team with permissions can access YesOrYes.co from any computer anywhere so long as there is internet connection.
Even without an App, I access YesOrYes.co from my phone when I’m outdoors.
No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required
But if you use WordPress.org, you can create a new page, blog post, format draft text or published text, upload (images, documents, videos etc.) without the need for additional HTML or FTP software.
Search Engines like Google favor sites built with WordPress.org. So your site will easily found by your prospects.
The code written for you behind WordPress.org is industry standard.
It is simple and clean for search engines to read, crawl, and index.
Moreover, each page, post, image etc. can have a specific meta tag, keyword, description and title.
This is great for search engine optimization (SEO).
Your Website is 100% Customizable
There are many free frameworks and themes available for WordPress.
However, here at YesOrYes.co, we decided to use the Genesis Framework from StudioPress.
On the Genesis framework, we’ve designed YesOrYes.co with a child theme (Smart Passive Income Pro theme) also from StudioPress.
See why we choose StudioPress for our website design.
This is why we love WordPress.org. It is compatible with parts from other manufacturers.
A standard blog is automatically built in WordPress
By standard, I mean the minimum necessary you need to operate a blog. That is, email subscription, commenting, recent blog posts etc.
All you need to do after paying for hosting is to install WordPress in less than 5 minutes. Then publish the blog template.
In 10 minutes, you should be publishing your first blog post.
Extend the functionality of your site with plugins
Head over to the WordPress Plugin directory for thousands of plugins.
In them, you’ll find a plugin for “whatever” you want to add to your site.
Good news? Most are free.
Here on YesOrYes.co we have about 30 active plugins, each of them adding something more to the site.
There is no limit to the size of your website and blog when you build with WordPress
This is where WordPress wins once again for scalability.
You can have thousands of pages and posts as your business grows and your site will still be working just fine.
Possibility to add multiple users
With caution, you can add multiple users (from your staff) to your site for different roles while you monitor their activities from the admin area.
WordPress is used by the best of the best
Do you want to know which big name brands are using WordPress? Check out this list:
- The New Yorker
- BBC America
- Bloomberg Professional
- The Official Star Wars Blog
- Sony Music
- MTV News
- Sweden’s Official Website
The list goes on and on. But we will end here.
Conclusion: A CMS is more than a website or blog creating tool
A coded static website is just a website.
A website developed on a CMS like WordPress is different. For sure, you can use a CMS to create a website. But the emphasis of CMS is on the content of the site.
Your website’s homepage, pages, blog posts,widgets etc. should be helping you generate leads and new business opportunities.
This is the biggest reason you or your web developer should use WordPress to create your website in Cameroon.
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