5 Reasons Why I Love WordPress

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Despite giving WordPress a very hard time whenever they mess up; for example, making my life a living hell whenever there are technical difficulties and writing about those experiences, I still love WordPress a lot.

Damn! WordPress can be a sharp pain in the buttocks at times!

As a matter of fact, the way that WordPress works is akin to a loving spouse who acts not so loving whenever there is a full moon in the sky (Instead of divorcing them, we learn to live with them).

So, without further ado, it is time for me to tell you why I really love WordPress.

1.) WordPress Is Modern

Many of you will agree with me when I say that WordPress is modern.

Those mischievous Happiness Engineers are always working in the background to modernize WordPress.

By the way, glitches tend to sneak out of the woodwork like cockroaches at night (And, that sends many people [myself included] temporarily insane).

Thank you Happiness Engineers for making our lives miserable!

However, when things do work out, they work well.

I was one of the many people who became disappointed when they heard that WordPress was getting rid of the old editor and replacing it with some monstrosity known as the Block Editor.

Ironically, I was one of the many people who volunteered to be a beta tester for the Block Editor.

Back then, the Block Editor was extremely buggy and I would ask myself, “What the hell did I get myself into,” on a regular basis.

Today, I can use the Block Editor with ease.

Hey, if I am smart enough to use Arch Linux, I am smart enough to use the Block Editor.

Automattic can you promise me that you are not going to change the Block Editor and replace it with something that is more complicated?

The last thing that I want is to be taught by an alien from the Andromeda Galaxy on how to use WordPress’s latest editor (I might be a sucker for punishment, but I am not that crazy).

WordPress has come a long way where modernization is concerned. Anyone who has been using WordPress since 2012 will admit to you that the layout of the dashboard area has changed drastically.

If anyone who has not used their WordPress account since 2012 returns to create a blog post, they will be shocked to see all of the changes and might not know where they should start to create a blog post.

There is a high probability of them going somewhere else to blog or they might upgrade to the eCommerce plan with the hopes of using their beloved Classic Editor.

Modernization certainly comes at a price.

We are forced to learn new complicated ways of doing things โ€• the very same things that were easy to do on WordPress a few years ago.

Anyway, many of us have managed to get on the proverbial program; we learned to do things WordPress’s way (And, there is no way for us to put that oppressive genie with the wicked smile on his face back in his tiny Arabian-styled bottle).

As strange as this may sound to some of you, I am kind of eager to see what the hell is WordPress coming with next.

2.) I Enjoy Interacting With My Fellow Bloggers

It should not come as a surprise to you that I enjoy interacting with my fellow bloggers.

I truly enjoy:

  • Reading their blog posts.
  • Pressing the Like button underneath the blog posts of theirs that I thoroughly read and liked.
  • Leaving valuable comments in their blog’s own comments section.

And the best part of all, they reciprocate (What goes around, comes around).

Most WordPress bloggers I know are highly supportive of each other.

Also, some of my fellow bloggers do things differently than I (Well, that is to be expected because they are their own people โ€• people who possess unique personalities).

Some of my fellow bloggers are known to:

  • Moderate their comments in a strict manner.
  • Not moderate their comment at all.
  • Take part in regular blogging prompts.
  • Not take part in regular blogging prompts.
  • Blog regularly.
  • Blog sporadically.

Sometimes when they get together in the comments section of my blog, they tend to piss each other off.

When I go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning, I am surprised to learn that they nearly fought with each other.

I remembered promoting Linux via one of my blog posts.

Apparently, John mentioned something about him only using MacBooks because it works for him and Orca was not having any of that; she wanted him to use Linux (preferably Linux Mint).

Steam came rushing out of John’s ears; he resisted the urge to hit Orca over the head with his MacBook (I am happy that John did not do that because if Orca got injured, Robin would have to pull the slack by filling in for Orca and spreading the Linux evangelism on Orca’s behalf).

Orca, I would like you to know that John has absolutely no interest in ever using Linux. He has the Apple logo tattooed on his forearm and is into all things Apple (He will ignore you if you try again to convince him to use Linux).

So, Orca, you are free to bombard Sadje with a link to the most user-friendly Linux distribution that you could ever think of (Sadje is a pacifist; she would not hit you over your head with her MacBook).

What I like the most about my fellow bloggers is that they are capable of sharing their differences without murdering each other.

3.) The WordPress Reader Allows Me To See The Blog Posts From All Of Those People That I Am Following As Well As Locating New Blogs From Other Bloggers

The WordPress Reader is one of a kind; I do not think that I ever came across anything like it anywhere else.

When I was on Blogger, I had to press the Next Blog tab to come across new blogs on Blogger (And, most of the time, they were blogs that were abandoned or blogs that I had no interest in).

I eventually found blogs on Blogger that I was interested in; I found them by doing countless hours of searching and interacting with bloggers who blogged on Blogger via a Facebook group that I was once a part of.

Today, I do not have to be a part of a blogging group on Facebook in order for me to discover blogs that I am interested in on WordPress (I can easily do that via the help of the WordPress Reader).

If you have never used the WordPress Reader before and you would like to learn how to use it, I recommend that you have a look at, Reader by the WordPress.com Support Team.

For the record, I am fully aware of the fact, that there are bloggers who do not use the WordPress Reader (I am okay with that).

Hey, do whatever works for you when it comes to finding new blogs on WordPress.

My educated guess is that the people who do not use the WordPress Reader find new blogs by clicking on the names of the people who commented on their blog posts (That is another wonderful way of finding new blogs on WordPress to visit).

4.) WordPress Is Easy To Use

Once you have mastered the WordPress wizardry and all of the advanced quantum physics that is required to use WordPress, you can find your way around WordPress easily.

Truthfully, once you make a conscientious effort to learn anything new, you will find yourself learning it (And, the same thing applies to learning how to use this futuristic version of WordPress).

People of all ages and educational backgrounds have learned how to use WordPress and if they can do it, you can do it too.

5.) WordPress.com Is Very Search-Engine-Friendly By Default

Yes, my friend, it is true that WordPress.com is really search-engine-friendly by default (If you have trouble believing that, you should read, Search Engines and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) by the WordPress.com Support Team.

The truth is that most of us do not mind the idea of seeing our blog posts being listed among the Search Engine Results Pages on Google or Bing.

I did some investigating recently and I learned that my blog posts were being indexed regularly by Google.

Also, that is good news for anyone who has a business-related blog on WordPress.com.

Final Thoughts

WordPress might not be perfect, but it certainly gets the job done.

I love WordPress because:

  • It is modern.
  • It grants me the pleasure of interacting with my fellow bloggers.
  • The WordPress Reader allows me to see all of the blog posts from those people that I am following as well as locating new blogs from other bloggers.
  • It is easy to use.
  • It is very search-engine-friendly by default.

What are your reasons for loving WordPress?

Please feel free to tell me the reasons why via my blog’s commenting section.

And, thank you for reading!

67 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why I Love WordPress

  1. I appreciate the mention, Renard! I rarely argue with commenters, but I always allow expression to both sides of any position I might take, whether on tech, politics, religion, etc. It makes my blog far less boring! Even Orca and I have disagreed on Linux, for example, even though we both promote it. It’s fun that way, and I always learn more from people I initially disagree with than from those who “Like,” agree, and say “Amen.”

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    1. Disagreement is the spice of life. And sometimes even inevitable.
      For example Robin: He’s a conservative American religious nutcase, and he uses all the wrong Linuxes. How could I let him get away with that? I still read his blog posts word for word and – wonders will never cease – even sometimes agree with him. ๐Ÿ™‚ And as long as he doesn’t hit me over the head with his keyboard I’m cool with that.

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      1. ๐Ÿค” I cannot imagine Robin harming a soul; that is hard to fathom.

        I would not go as far as to say that he chooses the wrong distributions of Linux, he uses what he likes and what works for him and if it works well for him, he has chosen the right Linux distribution.

        Calling someone, “A conservative religious nutcase,” is unkind.

        As long as there are people on the face of the Earth, there will always be disagreement.

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  2. 1.) WordPress Is Modern
    But we, the bloggers, are not. And we don’t see why a (censored) simple notepad (a blog is nothing else) needs to be modern.
    2.) I Enjoy Interacting With My Fellow Bloggers
    I don’t. It’s not the job of a blog to stand in for a social network.
    3.) The WordPress Reader Allows Me To See The Blog Posts From All Of Those People That I Am Following As Well As Locating New Blogs From Other Bloggers
    Consider me daft and mono focused but I don’t see what the use of that Reader is. Most other blogs sending me emails, so I don’t need to waste time in the Reader.
    4.) WordPress Is Easy To Use
    Not as easy as it was when started with it. It was so much nicer than Blogger/Blogspot. Nowadays I’m seriously considering switching back.
    5.) WordPress.com Is Very Search-Engine-Friendly By Default
    Huh? What’s that meant to mean?
    “the urge to hit Orca over the head with his MacBook (I am happy that John did not do that because if Orca got injured, Robin would have to pull the slack by filling in for Orca and spreading the Linux evangelism on Orcaโ€™s behalf).

    So, Orca, you are free to bombard Sadje with a link to the most user-friendly Linux distribution that you could ever think of (Sadje is a pacifist; she would not hit you over your head with her MacBook).”
    Pheew, lucky me! Seems I’ve escaped that brutal demise by a hairwidth. =^.^= But people, why so violent in the first place? Don’t you know that I’m not strictly a tecno commie, far left radical, but mostly a sexy, soft and very lovable grrl/goofball?

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Okay, Orca. Everything else but the switching back to Blogger does not sound like you (I am surprised).

      Anyway, thank you for sharing your unique perspective.

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      1. Believe me, Renard, it would be with a heavy heart and the fact that Blogger is Google’s makes it almost impossible to ever switch back. Buuuuut it’s so much easier, isn’t it?

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        1. ๐Ÿค” Yes, things are simpler over on Blogger.

          Also, if you switch, you will have way more storage space for the pictures on your blog (So, in that case, Blogger has somewhat of an advantage).

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  3. I love WordPress too much to leave, almost like soul mates. I can relate to all 5 reasons you mentioned, but # 5 is my favourite. I love seeing when people send me screenshots of Google recommending my website to them, not just in search engine results but also in the “In Case You Missed It” section.

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  4. I love WordPress because of the community. I enjoy the new editor because it offers more ways to be creative. Yes, there are a few glitches here and there but I’ve always found support from other bloggers and/or the Happiness Engineers.

    Plus, some bloggers like you, Renard offer continuous good advice on blogging, Linux, and other worthy topics.

    Renard, I think you missed your calling because your story about your commenters, John, Orca, and Sadje had me in stitches. Mind you, I read those comments too but your narrative regarding the same was most amusing. A book in the making?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Thanks for this post. I agree with much of your positive comments but I have to say I am still frustrated with the new block editor. I still haven’t found a way to insert a succession of single images without time consuming multiple clicks – I think about 6 clicks for each image. If I’m posting 15 or 20 images it’s very tedious. I know it’s possible to insert several images at once, but they would be bunched up small in one block and not displaying in full size. I battle on, but probably with fewer posts.

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  6. Great analysis. As a technophobe I use old familiarity and consistency in process. Classic choice every time. But initial Block Editor introduction had me messing up so badly. I began looking how to get it back and now use it it at every upload. Now itโ€™s a tap, tap, tap for choice situation and ready for action. Google? Yes. One particular post of mine gets high up on the search list. I often wonder if it is the catalyst for ongoing looking at other blogs. And thanks for the Reader link. Havenโ€™t looked at the linked content yet. I do look at Reader (this post as a good example) but now wonder if it offers more. Cheers.

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  7. I agree with the WordPress Reader to find different blogs. I think I need to learn how to find and refine blog searches to find more blogs that are relevant to me. Do you have a blog post only on how to use WordPress Reader?

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  8. I find WordPress really easy to use – which is a good thing, if it was stressful I simply wouldnโ€™t blog. I enjoy the fact that newcomers must find me easy enough to find because I have them turning up all the time and find that a wonderful surprise. I love the stats and feedback which I find insightful and encouraging. I love that I can blog from my phone because that is what I do 99% of the time. And I enjoy that we can mix with people who have a great deal of experience such as yourself, easily, and gain great advice

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  9. WordPress is quite easy to use. I don’t really see any problem with the block editor and the reader is really helpful ๐Ÿ˜Œ. As always, a lovely post ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  10. Well Renard there are 4 out of 5 reasons I like WP so much!
    And I bet you know which one I DO NOT like at all…never will..no way…UCK!
    WP did give us ‘oldies’ a Classic Editor option & I TRULY appreciate this!! I hope the Happiness Engineers will allow us to keep this option forever…..
    I do not function in BLOCK altho’ you did help me alot trying to understand it.
    You are my Happiness Engineer when I need advice here on WP! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Sincerely, Sherri-Ellen aka BellaSita Mum* an **purrss** BellaDharma

    * BellaDharma decided to go back to calling me Mum….(I am so relieved!)

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  11. I have come to love WordPress the more I have been using it. I agree with each of your words but along with it, I have started to highly regard all the creative work that one can find here. Many amazing bloggers, artists, poets, and writers here, this is one place where one can find a lot of talent without any unnecessary deviations or advertisements. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. You’re welcome! You’re doing great work with your blog, it came up first as soon as I searched ‘wordpress’. Keep it up.

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  12. I am fond of Google, whenever I had problems, I landed on WordPress. It was rare that I read any article on something else. At First, I thought to publish my movie blog from blogger.com. I changed when I find that blogger.com is not simple layout, it is colourful. But I was fond of WordPress, it is simple looking. So today, I write my blog on WordPress, And because of its simplicity, I love it.

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    1. ๐Ÿค” Okay, Ravi. I have not been on Blogger for years and I cannot remember the layout being colourful.

      Thank you for participating in the lively discussions.

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  13. Loved your post. I’m in two of your categories. On since before 2012 and sporadically. Yep, when I went back on awhile back, I thought for sure the universe has shifted and changed. Like others who are minimal at best, I “think” I have figured out a bit and can almost say I like the update. I don’t like having my world mess with but then again what hasn’t been messed with these past few years. I found your post by searching for “How to use Facebook with WordPress.” Again, I am attempting to break my steady world of taking the time to sit at my desktop, (do people even use desktops anymore?) And learn to make drafts and post from my phone. Stretching myself to the outer world and considering downloading FB to my phone again (yes, I am one of those determined not to be monitored daily, but we all know that’s a long ago reality ” Point, looking to post once on WordPress and it then goes on FB when I chose to do so. Any help in where I might find this answer would surely be appreciated. Again, I enjoyed reading your writing and blog. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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