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    Why Wordpress?

    I actually already know why. Plugins, open source, lightweight CMS, blah, blah, blah.

    But would love for you to give me links to blog entries and articles that rave about wordpress for its various capabilities.

    thanks!

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    I dont have any links, but wordpress is the best.

    1. Its free.
    2. its sooooooo easy.
    3. Is fast.

    Lemme explain why. I had an adobe ps tut site, which was dwindling in visitors. The reason? I didnt have time to go through 10001 files when I updated the site.

    So I used wordpress, the plugins are ace, posting is easy and fast. I estimate a tutorial takes about 30mins - 1hr less, per tutorial. People love blogs because they are updated lots, and so does google.

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    One more reason, currently, so many people use wordpress, that is practically impossible to have a question about that platform that cannot be answered without a single google search.

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    Customization is easy in wordpress and theme.wordpress.net is an extra bonus, loads of plugin and it is SE friendly too.
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    Support, support, support. There is a great community surrounding wordpress so there is a lot of support for it.
    Sara

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    Here is an article not raving about wordpress...but it was a pretty unbiased opinion. FYI, the writer still perfers typepad.

    http://samwoodfin.typepad.com/blog/2...ons-why-a.html
    Sara

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    ease of use, flexible templating (lets you change theme pretty easily), thriving community, plugin support (lets you extent the features), plugin availability.

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    EAse of use and google loves worppress...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyPaddy View Post
    google loves worppress...
    google doesn't love wordpress websites any more than any other website out there. Wordpress is pretty SEO-friendly out of the box and there are several plugins out there to make it better, but to assume that if you use wordpress over another platform would give you an advantage in the SEs is just wrong.
    Sara

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    It's so easy even my mom can use it

    As others said, because of its huge user base, there is no question about Wordpess that has not already been answered.

    The reasons you listed are also valid and not at all blah blah.

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    ses5909 --> Sorry.....thats what i meant - its nice a se-friendly out of the box which is nice.

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    just to clarify- i am looking for articles on this issue.

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    Sitepoint has already done a great comparison. Check the following article for more details.

    http://www.sitepoint.com/article/blo...ackdown-review
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    Word Press

    Hi all
    There are many features in wordpresss.
    1. Free
    2. Easy to use
    3. Great Suporritive community
    4. Google also love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyPaddy View Post
    ses5909 --> Sorry.....thats what i meant - its nice a se-friendly out of the box which is nice.
    oh no problem! I just wanted to make sure that people who were new to blogging understood it more
    Sara

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    It's flexible. There's a huge community. It works well.

    It's great!

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    Wordpress is so easy. Free plugins and templates. Simple easy to use and has alot more options than any other.

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    Why wordpress and not another one?
    I will give 3 reasons:

    1. Has a better anti-spam service.
    2. Has an excellent communication of two roads with its users
    3.WordPress offers its users a bigger possibility to exercise the election power, on what they want or they do not want to publish, to show, to add, to remove, to change, etc.

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    I find it funny that Sara was the only person who gave the OP want he wanted- articles and outside resources.

    here are two more articles;
    http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2...og-to-cms.html
    http://www.bloggingpro.com/archives/...dpress-as-cms/

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    Hi to all. I have never used wordpress. I still use blogger.com and customize it to suit my design. I had always thought that Blogger.com is better because its Google's thingy. But now with all these rave reviews i am in doubt. I get my blogs from blogger crawled everyday (and this is important to me) ... could wordpress also do the same thing ? Should i consider moving my blog from blogger to wordpress? Please advice

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    Here's a great comparison of WordPress and MovableType: http://mashable.com/2007/08/15/movable-type-wordpress/
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    Wordpress is free, easy, fast, incredible support (local and global), flexible, extensible and more...

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    Honestly, before i made my blog.. i try to install typepad,movetable, and wordpress..finally my choice is wordpress, it's really easy and much developer support it

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    Wordpress is easy, fast and has many plug-ins.

    Cheers
    Diep


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