Why We Use WordPress
WordPress has been around since 2003 and has become the content management software of choice for both blogging and non-blogging websites. Over the last few years, WordPress has developed into an industry leader and powers over 24% of the world’s websites.
From Fortune 500 companies like The Walt Disney Company, eBay, Sony, General Motors and UPS, to national news giants like Forbes, CNN, Reuters and The New York Times, to tech tycoons like Samsung, IBM and TechCrunch, heavy hitters everywhere are rolling out slick sites with full-scale content strategies developed in and supported by the WordPress.
Here are the top 10 reasons why we use WordPress to design and develop websites for our clients, and how this enables us to have some of the most affordable prices on the market for professional website design. These are based on not only the opinion of WordPress users but also on our own opinion as WordPress developers.
1. Ease of Use
WordPress is very easy to use and has an intuitive interface. Adding new pages, blog posts, images, etc. on a regular basis is a breeze and can be done quickly. Because the technology is so simple, time spent on formatting is greatly reduced.
2. Manage Your Website from Any Device
WordPress is browser-based. You can log in from any Internet-connected device and manage your site.
3. No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required
WordPress is a self-contained system and does not require HTML editing software (such as Adobe or Dreamweaver). You can create a new page or blog post, format text, upload images (and edit them), upload documents, video files, image galleries, etc. all without the need for additional HTML or FTP software.
4. Search Engines Love WordPress Sites
The code behind WordPress is very clean and simple, making it easy for search engines to read and index a site’s content. In addition, 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 optimization. You can also use tags to further enhance your search engine optimization efforts.
5. You Have Control 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 those simple updates yourself.
6. The Design of Your Website is 100% Customizable
WordPress acts as the engine for your website. The look and feel of the site can be 100% customized so your brand can shine through on your site and provide a unique experience to your visitors.
8. Extend the Functionality of Your Site with Plugins
Want to add an event calendar, video gallery, Twitter Feed, Facebook Fan Box, and more to your site? WordPress makes this possible with plugins, most of which are free or very reasonably priced.
9. Your Site Can Grow as Your Business Grows
WordPress sites are very scalable. You can have hundreds of thousands of pages or blog posts on your site and the performance of the site will not be compromised in the least.
10. Have Multiple Users
As an administrator of a WordPress site, you can set-up multiple users for the website and assign access levels and capabilities to each user.
11. Bonus Reason
This website you’re reading right now was developed on the WordPress platform. We practice what we preach! View our website on any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop and watch it magically adapt to the screen. No pinching fingers to zoom in or out.
WordPress Is Future-Proof
You can rest assured that WordPress isn’t going anywhere. Its usage and market share keep rising every second, while others’ are either stagnating or decreasing. With a firm foothold in the realm of content management, WordPress will only continue its upward trend.
Let us help you expand your business like you never thought possible. With little to no overhead costs, our packages are affordable on almost any budget. Simply put, we save you money and you’ll love our work.