Last year, while we could still go to the office, a colleague from the editorial team at my current employer, seeing me using one of my WordPress t-shirts, asked:

How on Earth can you like WordPress after all the things you went through after starting working here and managing ours blogs?


The question was so absurd to me, that it took me some time to realize he was being dead serious. I said:

The short answer is that I love WordPress: what I hate are the idiots that fuck it up. I’ll tell you why in a long answer asap.

Later, when I arrived at my desk I made a list of things that made WordPress great for me. 

  • It’s open source;
  • It gives you complete control over your website;
  • It’s reliable;
  • It’s secure;
  • It has great documentation;
  • Easy to learn;
  • Highly adaptable;
  • User-friendly;
  • It’s easily customizable;
  • It has an amazingly diverse and supportive community to guide you, if needed;
  • It keeps improving: the company behind it works really hard to keep WordPress the best and most used CMS in the planet;
  • It is great for SEO;
  • It has a huge list of third party software: plugins, themes, extensions, connectors, etc. Free or otherwise.
  • Being free and open source, WordPress gave voice (or media, in this case) to people and businesses that had none or very few opportunities to be on the Internet and be found or heard; 
  • WordPress changed our world to be more open and inclusive, forever.

I wanted a long answer to show him that my love wasn’t blind. I know that WordPress isn’t perfect, but if you know what you’re doing and follow some guidelines, WordPress runs smoothly and makes everyone happy.