In recent years, WordPress has emerged as a front runner as a platform for founding new online businesses. Its ever increasing credibilty and reputation has made it a popular choice and a firm favorite amongst internet users worldwide. WordPress, founded in 2003, with minimalistic coding, was designed to improve the typographical quality of everyday writing and was done so with a minute number of users. WordPress has come along since then. Nowadays it holds the titanic title of that of being the biggest self hosting blog platform in the world. A platform utilized by millions of bloggers and web browsers alike. Originally, WordPress was used solely for blogging purposes, but today WordPress is being used for a wide range of online practices. Its ease of use and its uncompromising flexibilty makes WordPress and an absolute dream to work with. WordPress has also become a number one choice for founding businesses due to the sound nature of its content management system. One of the most enticing reasons for using WordPress for ecommerce sites resides in its capacity to deal with large amounts of text, and other media content including, but not limited to video, audio and so forth. This makes the handling of a large and often tiresome HTML website very much a thing of the past. WordPress does things in minutes, whereas in the past, you'd have spent hours updating, changing code - making sure the code and changes are browser compatible, etc.

Another great fact about using WordPress for e-commerce resides in its flexibility. The fact that you can switch themes at the click of a mouse makes it so fast and efficient to make use of. This coupled with one's ability to add functions by way of plugins makes WordPress a very powerful platform for business. The most gripping fact about WordPress though, is the very fact that it is free to use. This important fact makes it very attractive for third party software designers. In truth there are thousands of designers out there who are designing themes and plugins for WordPress. The WordPress community is absolutely huge! What's more, many of these themes and plugins are free. But as you'll no doubt understand, if you want a premium WordPress theme or, you usually have to pay a price. And it's a price worth paying because in the long run, it'll be worth the money.

And it doesn't stop there. WordPress is probably one of the most, if not the most search engine optimization friendly blogging system on the planet, and is so pretty much right out of the box. Yes there are some tweaks you'll need to make, and there are even some specialist premium plugins designed to improve WordPress' SEO further, but there are many SEO functions, and plugins for WordPress that are provided to users for free. It's this foundation, it's all these qualities that have attracted some of the finest web-designers around the globe to create themes and plugins for the WordPress system. And, of course, it's all these qualities that have attracted the average joe to set up a business on a minimal budget. With WordPress you can setup a professional online business website, with all the functions and requirements you need for you and your customers, and do so with a small amount of money.

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ShopperPress is a premium WordPress ecommerce theme that utilizes all of the powers of WordPress and takes WordPress ecommerce to another level. It's an affordable WordPress shopping cart that has everything you'll need to get your business of to a flying start.