Why WordPress? Why would you want your website built on top of WordPress? Here are a few of the benefits that influenced our decision to specialize in building WordPress-based websites for our clients.
Simple Content Management System (CMS)
You want to keep your website current and you want it to be easy to update. No software to download, no FTP, no complex systems to learn. WordPress makes it very easy to simply open up your favorite browser, log in to your site’s Admin area, and update your content. Easily.
Quicker Indexing in Search Engines
Google and other search engines love WordPress. If we post something to any of our WordPress sites in the morning, we typically get an alert from Google by the end of the day that the post has been indexed and is already appearing in results.
Content is Separate From Design
This essentially means you can change the design or theme of your site at anytime without having to completely re-format content (which is stored in the database). As your site grows, you won’t have to worry about the complexity of a re-design down the road…the content exists on its own.
Need to add an advanced commenting system? There’s a plugin for that. Want to build a premium, pay-for-membership site? There’s a plugin for that. Whatever idea you might have for some sort of functionality, there’s probably a plugin for it already. If there isn’t, we can probably build you one.
Huge Community of Users and Developers
There are literally millions of websites that run on WordPress. That means there are a lot of folks out there who use and build on WordPress. There are all sorts of forums, tutorials, and other resources that can educate you on running your WordPress website and help you in the event of any errors.
Affordable to Host
Since WordPress primarily runs on Apache for Linux, hosting can be extremely affordable. No Windows Server or SQL Server licenses that hosting companies need to pay…the fees for them to run Linux are minimal and the savings are passed along to you, the user. Check out our recommended WordPress hosts.
Auto-Saves & Revisions
WordPress has a nice little feature that auto-saves your posts or pages as you are composing them. It’s nothing major, but it makes life go on when you accidentally close your browser. It also saves the past few revisions so you can go back and restore older content.
Social Media Integration
With WordPress and various plugins, you can send your blog posts to Facebook, Twitter, or just about any social media website. You can make it easy for your visitors to add the network of their choice. You can create custom RSS feeds for specific categories. WordPress makes it simple.
Being able to publish a post or a page and allow your visitors to comment with their own thoughts gives you an easy way to interact and develop relationships. You can extend the built-in WordPress comment functionality with plugins such as Disqus and IntenseDebate which allow for threaded discussion and more.
Simple to Get Others Involved as You Grow
If you need to add employees and other content authors to your website, it’s simple with the various user-roles available in WordPress. And (once again) you can even create additional roles and user-rules through plugins.
It Can Be What You Want It To Be
Some people use WordPress for simple blogging. Some organizations use it for news and articles. Some Realtors use it for listing their properties. Some businesses use it for e-commerce. We even use a custom theme that allows us to use WordPress as a project proposal/bid tool. WordPress is flexible.
Always Getting Better
WordPress continues to evolve, and recent versions of WordPress include some incredibly useful features like custom menus and post-types (and more!). With every release, WordPress becomes even more flexible than ever.
Learn more about WordPress at WordPress.org
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