Why small businesses should choose WordPress as a blogging platform

I just answered a Facebook Questions question about what blogging platform or tool small businesses should use. Here is the answer I provided

I personally use WordPress and recommend it:

1) Ease of use. (Not much more complicated than email or Facebook)

2) Flexibility (the back end interface allows you to adjust settings easily)

3) It has a great community of developers and creatives behind it.

4) Some Fortune 500 companies even use it (New York Times, CNN, Nikon, Nokia, Intell, Wall Street Journal, SONY Playstation, etc..)

http://wordpress.org/showcase/tag/fortune-500/

5) The online support community is fantastic

6) If you host on your own domain–you can get a reasonably priced, but well designed theme which you can then customize.

7) In general the themes (templates) for wordpress are nicer than other platforms. For instance as a photographer or designer these premium themes at Smashing Webs are professional:

http://smashingwebs.com/2010/04/49-amazing-premium-wordpress-portfolio-themes/

8) Local support through regional Wordcamp events.

Easy decision.

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One response to “Why small businesses should choose WordPress as a blogging platform

  1. I agree with this post, however I would extend it a bit. Many companies should look at using WP as a entire content platform not just a blog. Especially small business. Having a qualified developer that can design an easy to use, good looking wordpress site can save $1000’s in development fees as it allows for self updating. No longer the days of having to call your “web-guy” to change your website.

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