12 Feb The top 6 reasons why we use WordPress to build our websites
If you have built a website with us, or are going to, you may hear us mention ‘Wordpress’. To give you a brief introduction: WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) used to construct websites. For you that means an easy to use backend management system to create, manage, and modify content on your website without the need for specialized technical knowledge. In this post I will outline why we have chosen to build websites with the world’s most popular CMS: WordPress.
Most popular CMS
WordPress is the world’s most popular, open source Content Management System, with over one third of all websites using the it*. Being the most popular CMS means that there is always up to date support and updates which is vital when operating on the web. There is also a huge WordPress community with blogs, forums, videos and more for tips and tricks about how to use WordPress.
User friendly & easy to manage
WordPress is designed for anyone to use without specialized technical knowledge. When we build your website, you will be given backend access, which means you can go in and easily create, manage, and modify content on your website. The backend has a comprehensive yet simple navigation bar which you can use to navigate to the area you want. When editing there is an easy to use user interface to type and style your content, add images, videos and more. If you can use Microsoft Word then this system will be very easy for you!
WordPress’s flexible framework allows us to design and build any type of website. You aren’t just stuck with the same template as someone else, we custom design your website to reflect your brand or business. Need some extra functionality on your website? No problem! With WordPress there are more than 50,000 plugins available which can be installed and used on your website. You can add extra functionality like popups, memberships, store locators and much more! The possibilities are endless!
WordPress has been built to work well with Google and other search engines by integrating certain techniques into the code. If needed you can improve your ranking even further with the use of an SEO plugin where you will have full control over each page, post, product etc.
Safe and secure
WordPress has been built to be secure and it widely known to be a safe and secure website platform. However, that being said; if it’s online it can be hacked. The best way to try and prevent this is to keep WordPress along with its plugins up to date. The good thing with WordPress is that because it is so popular, vulnerabilities can be discovered and fixed quite quickly in an update.
We offer a website health check / maintenance service where we update your website periodically to keep it safe and secure.
There is so much that you can do with WordPress:
- Business websites
- Online store / ecommerce website
- Membership website
- Online courses
- & more!
Check out our website designs in Our Work – these have all been built using WordPress!