Why WordPress is so fantastic:
WordPress is the world’s trusted CMS for portfolio, business, blog and creative websites and some e-commerce stores.
WordPress is a fantastic choice for an easy to use CMS, and will offer technophobes or techno lovers an easy to use interface and a plethora of options to add functionality for free.
I have chosen Freelance WordPress Design as my generally preferred CMS after seeing how easy it is to use compared to other options.
Strength in numbers
WordPress powers 1/6th of all websites and is the preferred CMS for over 50% of all CMS based websites online.
Its strength lies in the fact that it is easy to manage, flexible, open source and free to use, with a huge amount of high quality free and premium themes and plugins to make your site unique and feature rich.
I have worked with WordPress for 8 years and seen it grow from a great blogging tool that powered some huge sites from very early days to the present day dominance that it has on the world wide web.
What about security?
Some people will have you believe that WordPress is lacking in security, this is not strictly true.
As with anything hugely popular (windows v mac) the hackers of the world do like to target WordPress websites, simply due to their popularity and some areas that need to be considered when developing.
I can tell you that in 8+ years of working with WordPress I have had zero issues, the reason being I deploy a number of important security procedures off the bat.
This is part of my service and you have no option in this matter, which means I massively reduce any chances of security issues.
Why WordPress and not Drupal or Joomla?
In all honesty all systems have their plus points but in my humble opinion and that of many others, WordPress just offers the easiest to use interface, options to add fantastic functionality, great SEO out of the box and some great designs to work with.
Drupal I will tell you right now will not be an easy CMS to use for many, it is designed by real logic brains and therefore makes so much sense, but in a way that most do not understand, with offerings that many users dont want or in fact need; roles, rules and words that do not make much sense are par for the course with this CMS and for that reason, unless you are after an enterprise site for a large corporation where roles and rules are vital, I would advise against this CMS, plus the training and ownership of the CMS is limited to those who dedicate plenty of time to get their heads around the slightly more unintuitive way to use the CMS.
Joomla appears to have come on leaps and bounds and has some great plugins, it is not a CMS I choose but I have no issues using it if a client demanded that it was the only option, it appears a good option for restaurants and hotels to name a few and businesses that require some advanced functionality designed bespoke.