Why I love WordPress

Yes, I may miss Blogger, but I’m glad I made the switch to WordPress. And I’ll tell you why.

  1. Customizable. You can make WordPress do just about anything, it seems, by simply finding and uploading the right plugin. Like today, I wanted a plugin to selectively remove the “nofollow” on commenters’ links (coming soon). I Googled “selectively remove nofollow links wordpress” and found a big list of plugins to do just that in a few different ways.
  2. I feel professional, probably partially because this is the platform I blog with for work.
  3. It’s pretty easy to use, though there is a bit of a learning curve.
  4. I feel cool when I get to fiddle with things in the back end. Half the time I’m working on my site, I’ve got WordPress and my file manager or FTP open, uploading plugins and tweaking files.
  5. It’s a complete content management system. No comments on that one… Sorry.
  6. All sorts of cool built-in features like password protecting posts and trackbacks (couldn’t do that with Blogger!) and lots of stuff.

Of course, WordPress isn’t for everyone. If you want to, you can stay with Blogger. I give you permission.

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4 thoughts on “Why I love WordPress

  1. Amen! I LOVE WordPress. I even use a WP template for my business site. It’s so easy ..and dependable.

    I really like how I can be as creative as I want and change ny blogs looks over and over again (though that probably annoys some of my readers 😉

    Some days I like to just browse the theme viewer for ideas. And the plugins – oh what a lot of fun!

  2. Oh yes, oh yes! All of the above. I’m pretty loyal to this theme, though, since I spent FOREVER customizing it.

  3. I’ve been on blogger for almost 2 years now and it’s time to expand. But I’m really hesitant to make the transition because of the technical stuff seems above my head. I’ve got nearly 300 posts and don’t want to lose a thing. I’d love to get your expert advise on how WordPress could improve my blog hosted on blogger. Lastly, you’ve got a very informative site here. Thanks for sharing.

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