As a web design studio we really can’t emphasis enough the benefits of designing a website with WordPress. It has such a range of features and benefits that it is our go to platform for most of our clients. So weather you want a brochure website or a full content management system with blog and social media then WordPress has it all.
WordPress has been around since 2003 and is the most popular blogging software on the web. WordPress has also become the content management software of choice for non-blogging websites. Making it the ideal CMS for almost any business. WordPress just keeps getting better and better! Here are some of reasons why WordPress is so popular and why you might want to think about switching to a WordPress platform for your company’s website.
Some of the features and benefits of WordPress.
- It’s easy to use.
WordPress is very easy to use and has simple dashboard that anyone can manage. Adding new pages, blog posts, images, etc. on a regular basis is a simple task and can be done quickly. Because the technology is so simple, time spent on formatting is significantly reduced.
- Manage Your Website from any Computer anywhere.
WordPress is browser-based. Once you can connect to the internet you can manage your website from anywhere at any time.
- No Coding
You don’t have to be a webdesigner. WordPress is a self-contained system, you can create a new page or blog post, format text, upload images (and edit them), upload documents, video files, image galleries, etc.
- Search Engines adore WordPress websites
The code behind WordPress is semantically correct , making it easy for search engines to read and index your website’s content. WordPress’s code is in full compliance with W3C standards. As well, each page, post, and image can have its own meta tag keywords, description, and title, and be optimized for specific keywords, allowing for very precise search engine optimisation. Matt Cutts, head of Google’s web spam team, has been quoted as saying, “WordPress is a great choice.”
- You Have Control of Your Site
At iwebdesign we create your site so that you can take full ownership of your site. No more waiting for your web designer to make simple updates to your site. With WordPress, you have control of nearly every aspect of your site and can easily make simple updates, change images, and add blog posts yourself.
- Blog’s are built-in
WordPress was originally created as a blogging platform, blogging capabilities are built-in and are easy to integrate. Setting up email subscriptions to your blog, comments, and automatically adding the most recent blog posts to other pages of the site are also very easy to set-up, and help to extend your company’s reach and make your site more vibrant and interactive.
- Plugins Plugins Plugins
Want to add an event calendar, map, gallery, Instagram Feed, Facebook Fan Box, Membership areas and more to your site? WordPress makes this possible with plugins, most of which are free.
WordPress is easy to update for security. When a new version is available, WordPress will present you with an update link.
Did you know that you can convert your WordPress site into an actual e-commerce site?
One of the most popular ways to monetise your site is through WooCommerce. This customisable plugin gives you the ability to keep track of incoming sales, stock levels, and reviews. WooCommerce also comes with payment gateways like PayPal Standard and Stripe BACS, and Cash on Delivery. It also handles all your shipping needs. WooCommerce takes care of all your online business needs.
So you can see from the list above why we love WordPress. Did I mention that’s it is FREE and opensource!! Talk to us today about making the move!