There are numerous advantages to using WordPress as your blogging platform. Here’s a short list of the top 7 that I’ve found helpful:
WordPress has a comprehensive set of plugins that give you lots of extra functionality. You can choose from plugins for you media manager such as Jumplist, Collapsing and Media Manager. These add support for 3rd party custom plugins to make them even more useful.
You don’t have to worry about managing access to your blog. As a free WordPress website, there’s absolutely no spammy ads to worry about, and your web host doesn’t keep track of who’s reading your blog. Just install any plugins you like and you’ll be good to go.
WordPress allows you to set and customize your own theme which makes it far more flexible than most other blogging platforms.
WordPress has more features than any other blogging platform. It is one of the most popular blog engines on the web. So, you will have a lot of options to choose from when deciding to use it.
WordPress takes you through all of the steps of creating a blog post. These steps includes setting up your content, formatting your articles and categorizing your content.
WordPress also features a search engine that is full of free themes and plugins.
WordPress also has a lot of customization options. This means that your blog and blog can have different looks.
Plugins – How to Install WordPress Plugins
WordPress has a number of plugins that you can add to add features to your blog. Plugins are applied to WordPress by downloading an extension that is packaged with the plugin. Plugins can be set up to add features like themes, widgets, widget overlays, social sharing, inventory, profiles and social features.
There are a large number of plugins for WordPress that are paid and free. They can be found on the WordPress Plugin Directory.
In addition to plugins, you can also use the Extension API to add functionality to WordPress. This means you can also have a PHP extension for WordPress or use a Content Management System plugin.
Post Types – How to Add Post Types to Your WordPress Blog
To add post types to your WordPress blog, you can use some basic HTML code or you can use the Pages Single Post Creator plugin. The WP Single Post Creator plugin is free for the first 30 days and is powered by wp-taglib.
There are a number of other post type plugins that you can use in order to add extra functions to your blog. A great example of a great plugin for adding Facebook and Twitter feed custom widgets is WP Social Media Widget Pack.
To edit the information on your front page about a particular article, you can use the post types WP Mini & Mini Subscription, and the plugin Infinite Slider.
Contact Form 7 – How to Create a Contact Form
Contact forms are a very important part of your website. If you run a business, you can use a Contact Form 7 to generate a leads. If you run a blog, you can use a Contact Form 7 to keep in touch with your visitors.
Advanced WordPress Add-ons
Other useful plugins can help you in your blogging and website development. You can use WordPress Shortcode Add-ons, wp-identity, wp-whois, htmlpagetext, Ghostbox, Take Control etc. to squeeze out even more power from your blog.
If you want to install as many plugins as possible in WordPress, you can use the Install Multiple Plugins Automatically function in your WordPress admin panel.