Why choose WordPress for your website?
This is a question many future website owners think to themselves before having a website built for them, and it’s a good one too! Below are some points on why to choose WordPress for your website.
This is a question many future website owners think to themselves before having a website built for them, and it’s a good one too!
If your business doesn’t have a huge budget and you don’t want to be tied in to a developer for every minor change and you are looking for a great looking, affordable, effective and adaptable web platform with a strong community then WordPress is for you!
Here are 7 reasons why we use WordPress for our websites.
1. Open Source Software
This basically means the software is free to download and use, this encourages innovation and creates a helpful community, willing to share it’s knowledge. Although as a novice you may want your developer to build your site, over time the help is there if you want it.
2. Personalizing with Themes
Using a theme versus building a website from scratch saves you tons of money while also giving you an already attractive layout that can be customized to meet your personal preferences. Many beautiful websites are built off of pre-built themes and customized accordingly to give it that unique and personal touch. Since themes are independent from your website content, you can change themes at any time whenever you get bored with your old theme and save money instead of paying for a whole new website. Remember, changing themes will not hurt your content.
3. Plugins Equal More Functionality
Plugins allow WordPress users to add functionality to their website. Plugins can consist of great photo galleries, sliders, shopping carts, maps, social media, contact forms, and so much more! If you are looking for any particular feature for your website there’ll probably be a selection of plugins available, many are free to use.
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) this is making your site search engine friendly and getting it to appear high up in the search engine results page. This area is constantly changing and be wary of companies who can promise miraculous results, however there are still a number of simple things you can do with your wordpress site to assist it’s performance.
Generally wordpress is very SEO friendly but there are also some excellent SEO plugins to fine tune your website.
5. Easily Add a Blog To Your Site
WordPress was initially created for blogging. Blog functionality seems endless in WordPress. It offers features such as categories, tags, commenting, widgets, avatars, and more! If you originally do not need a blog for your website, consider having one and writing about related topics to your business. Adding a blog will help drive traffic and give more for Google to index.
6. Simple CMS
CMS (Content Management System) this allows the user to publish and edit their content easily and quickly. You don’t need to be an experienced programmer to update your pages, if you are used to using Word then updating the content will be simple.
7. Expandable and Adaptable
A wordpress business website can be as big as you want it to be, from a simple blog page to large website with a number of complex features including ecommerce. The website can grow and adapt as your business evolves.
Let us answer questions you have about creating a new WordPress website today!