5 Reasons to Use (and Love) WordPress For Website Development
In today’s world of technology there are many platforms to consider when setting up or redesigning your website. It is great to have choices but it can get overwhelming. This is why we have created a list of the main reasons we love developing websites with WordPress.
Why We Use WordPress
1. WordPress is User Friendly
Navigating this popular CMS (content management system) does not require a thick owner’s manual. Instead WordPress is set up with a logical layout that is purposefully designed to be user friendly, for everyone. This means it is entirely feasible for you to update content, add pages, moderate blog comments and add new photos – all by yourself! You will be able to take control of your website and create an online presence that is cohesive with your real life existence!
2. Support is a Click Away
Once you start working with WordPress you will inevitably come up with questions. You are not alone! The WordPress community has proven itself time and time again as the backbone of a strong support network. The CMS is open source. This means the source code is available for anyone to use, edit and develop upon. Every day people are tweaking the code, working out kinks and developing new plug-ins. Chances are someone will have already asked your question and you’ll be able to find answers immediately. If not, there is never a shortage of people looking to help out another WordPress user.
3. WordPress Gets Along with Google
Having a beautifully designed website full of useful information is important but people need to be able to find the site before you can start making stellar first impressions. This usually started with search engines, like Google. Even before you make changes or add plug-ins, WordPress is considered to be very SEO-friendly, meaning the layout of the code is known by search engines and your site is easily indexed. The basic SEO of WordPress can quickly be built upon by using special plug-ins that will help raise your search engine rankings.
4. Multiple Ways to Connect with Customers
WordPress provides you with more than a SEO-friendly, visually appealing site. Your site can become a place for customers to go for information, join in on blog discussions, buy from your eCommerce store, and/or easily reach out to contact you. It is easy to share your pages and posts through social media where new content can bring current and potential customers back to your site, repeatedly. There are also plug-ins available that allow you to host polls, display testimonials and receive instant newsletter signups.
5. Add-On Plugins Allow Customization
A common misconception of a CMS platform like WordPress is that every site will come out looking the same. This is not the case. Designing a custom website begins immediately with the theme of your site and expands with every plug-in you add. The way images are displayed, community calendars, share buttons and more can all be customized through plug-ins. Not only do these plug-ins make your site look different they will make your site more dynamic and interactive for the user.
So there you have it, just a few of the reasons we love WordPress and everything it can do for a website and the company behind the website! Need more proof that WordPress is a great CMS platform to work with? Check out these popular sites that use WordPress:
Yes, each one uses WordPress and they each have very different appearances, purposes and audiences. WordPress truly is one of the most versatile, user-friendly platforms out there. If you already have a WordPress website or if you’d like to talk about building one, checkout some of the websites we’ve designed and then give us a call or send us an email, we’d love to chat.