This article Best features of WordPress describes the features which has established WordPress in the top position in search engine war.
Today, WordPress is the best and open source CMS platform for blogging. Here are some nifty features which most bloggers like and most importantly, Google likes : there is no doubt, WordPress has the most SEO optimization features.
Best feature of WordPress : Categories
Bloggers can easily divide the posts in to categories, subcategories, sub-subcategories. Each category can be described with nice Meta description. Categories can be used to build menus and drop down menus or can be used as Tags. SEO wise it has put WordPress ahead of the rest.
We think Categories is the number 1 best feature of WordPress.
Second best feature of WordPress : Permalinks
WordPress supports Permalinks, that is not very unique feature. The Best feature is, it can be made Search Engine friendly in a number of ways.
Third best feature of WordPress : together Tags and archives
Some posts within a Category, needs to be refined more. For example; within WordPress Weblogs Tips category, we need to define some posts as pure WordPress related, some with Make Money. With the usage of Tags, it is possible to give Google various ways to find the best of a particular blog. Archives make easy to browse by Author names (if multi authored) or by year and month.
Other features of WordPress which are great
Thousands of free and premium WordPress Plugins
Plugins extends the use of WordPress as what its developers intended. It can be done automatically or manually. Just say, what you want.
Thousands of free and premium WordPress Themes
From Twenty Ten to fully SEO optimized Thesis or Genesis platform : it is you who will wish how the design will be. You can also design an updated WordPress blog using CSS or HTML. However, there are many themes to choose from. Most of them even offer personalized background, menus, widgets and headers.
Free WordPress host-domain name or full fledged own hosted blog
Just create a free blog with free domain name within minutes on the super fast server of WordPress or buy a server and install the free WordPress package. Definitely, the first one has limitations; but still, the core is the same. In fact, free WordPress users get some features before than .org users. For example, the current 3.1.2 version in free WordPress blog has changed its look (like 3.2 Beta), but our .org lagging behind.