With so many web solutions out there, it can be hard to decide the best route to deliver your website. We will always tailor our offering to meet individual needs but, generally speaking, we prefer to build our websites in WordPress. Here are six reasons why we love WP.
WordPress is user-friendly
Once your site has been developed, after a very small amount of user training and some hands-on experimentation, you will be uploading any kind of content you can imagine in no time.
When we have built a site for our clients, we’re more than happy to keep supporting, but to deliver the best value, enabling the user to manage their site in a low-stress way, is the best way forward, allowing you to focus on your core business.
WordPress SEO friendly.
Having an informative and engaging website is vital, but that is only half the battle. If no one can find your website all that hard work creating amazing content will be for nought, you need that traffic! One of the critical factors in ensuring a steady stream of organic traffic to your site is Search-Engine-Optimisation (SEO).
WordPress is ideal for this, with source code that lends itself to SEO mark-up and many out the box plugins to support on-page optimisation of things like meta-data (all the behind the scenes information that tells search engines what is on your site).
WordPress is low cost.
Compared to other Content Management Systems on the market, you can build an expansive and robust website at a lower overall cost. This is the magic of open source technologies, of which WordPress is one, using the most up to date and popular languages to ensure the ease of use and future-proofing. Very often, sites using niche, complex coding languages cost more due to needing developers with very specific, and hard to find, skills in those languages.
Want a new feature? There’s a plugin for that.
If there’s a site feature you are looking for, chances are someone else has thought of it, and then someone else made a plugin for it! There are so many off-the-shelf solutions, many of which are free, there’s no need to hire an expensive programmer down the line, saving you money in the long run!
WordPress is secure.
Despite a common belief that WordPress is not secure, it is exactly as safe as you make it. The majority of WordPress sites that get hacked are not due to insecurities in the code, but from vulnerabilities in sites not being kept up to date, unreliable plugins and weak passwords.
Fun fact, the top 3 common passwords used around the world are qwerty, password and 12345678
Thankfully there’s plenty of ways to keep your site secure (that’s a future blog post 😉 ).
But in short, by using strong passwords, keeping your site updated and only using plugins from trusted sources, you can keep your WordPress site comfortably safe.
WordPress is trusted by some of the biggest websites in the world.
Lastly, WordPress is trusted by some of the biggest organisations in the world like BBC America, Bloomberg and Sony Music. WordPress actually powers about 35% of all websites online!
Let’s be honest; if it’s good enough to handle the millions of daily hits on BBC America, it’s probably going to be good enough for all of us.
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