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
Firstly, 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. In addition 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, we will give you backend access. This will allow you to login 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. Google ranking can also be improved with an SEO plugin. This will give you full control over keywords and phrases for 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. That being said, if it is online it can be hacked. To prevent this it is best to regularly update WordPress and its plugins. It is just like keeping your computer or smartphone up to date witht the latest software. The advantage to using a popular system is that 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.
In conclusion, there is a lot you can do with WordPress. Here are some of the things you can do:
- Post driven, magazine website – IN Noosa Magazine
- Donation, charity website – Smartpups
- Retail, online boots store – Agave Blue
- Custom built, real estate website – B&D Realty
- Retail, online dog treat shop – Clear Dog Treats
- Online booking, vet website – KK’s Holistic Vet Service
- One page, restaurant website – Barefoot Bar & Grill
- Retail, online women’s clothing store – Siren Clothing
- & many more!
Check out our website designs in Our Work – these have all been built using WordPress!