Why choose WordPress?
If you haven’t had too much experience working with websites and content management systems, choosing a platform that fulfills your needs can be a bit confusing. Obviously, we can’t advise you the best way to go, but WordPress is usually an excellent choice for almost any type of website. WordPress is used by Whitehouse.gov. Here are a few other examples of popular sites that use WordPress.
There are a lot of advantages that come with using WordPress, both from the perspective of the user and the developer, and it remains one of the most widely used website platforms available today. Some of the reasons you might choose to build a WordPress website are listed below.
Ease of use
There are a number of website owners that aren’t necessarily tech-savvy but need to be able to make changes to their website quickly and easily. WordPress is known as one of the easiest platforms to use. Whether you’re adding text, new pages, images, products or changing simple design features, WordPress makes it easy to manage the website without any knowledge of coding.
Cheaper to develop
How much does it cost to build a WordPress site? More often than not, WordPress web design is going to be more affordable, not only because there are so many design options or themes that can be used as a foundation, but also because it’s so convenient and easy to use for designers too.
Depending on your requirement, developers may actually use some of the plugins that are available, meaning less time can be spent on certain development tasks. Contact us with your requirements for a custom quote.
Themes and plugins
While it’s usually not recommended that you play around with themes and plugins if you don’t know what you’re doing, they can be helpful and offer a lot to your website too. WordPress has the largest quantity of plugins and themes of any platform, with third-party developers creating them and making them available. There are plugins that can help you install XML sitemaps and Google Analytics into your website, create newsletter options for visitors, make things more secure and create innovative custom forms. There are even SEO plugins that can assess how well optimized your website is and offer solutions!
It is probably worth discussing with your WordPress designer or developer before you start exploring what WordPress the theme design and plugin library have to offer, but the option is always there.
WordPress frequently releases software updates that ensure your website is fully secure, and up to date with browsers, etc. Depending on your perspective, you may see this as a negative rather than a positive. It’s not simply a matter of clicking Update and reaping all the benefits; usually it’s going to require a WordPress developer to get involved, especially if you have custom designed elements or plugins installed. This can mean it’s quite costly to keep your WordPress website updated.
Be that as it may, these software updates demonstrate that WordPress is one of the leaders regarding security and innovation. There is no need to update your platform every time there is a release, and more often than not your website will be fine if you do so every couple of years or so. When you consider that some platforms have essentially stopped operating, meaning their clients have limited protection and the ability to update their websites without major headaches, you can see that WordPress is doing it right.
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