One of the top questions I received recently was about starting a quilting website, or improving an existing website. I've been developing websites for well over 15 years, and have spent a lot of time evaluating the best ways to get things done. I've coded sites by hand, used Front Page and Dreamweaver, and have also looked at various software platforms for websites.
Recently, on www.LifeIsLocal.com, my website focused on helping local businesses get the most out of their online and offline marketing, I posted about why I use WordPress for all of my websites. You can find the article, “Why I Use WordPress for Small Business Websites,” on the blog, but here are the key points:
- WordPress is FREE. You don't spend a thing on the software.
- WordPress is extensible. Lots of people are adding new functionality to it every day.
- WordPress is easy-to-use. Once it's set up, you can easily add new content.
- WordPress is interactive. Just like Quilting Business, you can solicit comments from your community.