10 reasons why we love WordPress
We host websites, we build websites and we market websites. Our go-to platform for building websites is WordPress.
Here are 10 reasons why you should use WordPress and why you might want to consider switching to a WordPress platform for your business website.
WordPress is Free
WordPress is free to use and customize, unlike other open source web development programs, it’s totally free with no hidden costs. There are other website builders out there, for example, Squarespace and Wix who charge a monthly fee but WordPress is totally free. Any money you do spend on WordPress will be on hosting, theme, plugins, which means you get something that fits your needs.
WordPress Is Easy To Use
WordPress is very easy to use, for example adding new pages, blog posts, images and video, on a regular basis is a breeze and can be done quickly.
Flexible & Scalable
As a platform for managing your website (be it business or personal websites), WordPress is flexible, adaptable and scalable to meet any of your business needs. Whether, this is for an e-commerce website, business website, personal website or even a blog. It has many extensions and features to help maximise your website’s potential.
Take control of your SEO because there are a lot of website builders out there, for example, Wix, which doesn’t have Google friendly URL’s. However, with WordPress, you have full control of your SEO.
The code behind WordPress is very clean and simple, making it easy for search engines to read and index your website’s content. Additionally, each page, post, and image can have its own Meta-tag Keywords, Description, URL and Title, and be optimised for specific keywords, allowing for very precise search engine optimisation.
WordPress is browser-based and you can log-in from any online connection, either through your chosen web browser or any mobile device.
In 2016, everything is digital and mobile so it is vitally important that your website is mobile friendly, so your website performs well for the mobile market. There are more people surfing the web on mobile devices than traditional desktops now. To make sure your website is mobile you can use Google’s free test tool.
Currently, WordPress has over 43,088 in its plugin store. These are easy to install by going to the plugins section on your WordPress blog or website, select Add New and search for the plugin or plugin’s that you want.
A great tool we take advantage of all the time is the Schedule Posts. You can write blog posts in advance and then schedule them to be published on specific dates and time.
Multiple Authors / Users
Bloggers who like your blog, who share your interest and or business sector, can make a profile on your blog and become a guest author. They can post articles and you can review it for publishing. This keeps your content fresh and interesting.
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.
Your Site Can Grow as Your Business Grows
WordPress sites are very scalable and 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.
Not ready to pay big bucks for a custom design? This is not a problem because there are literally thousands of WordPress templates that are a cinch to install, with more being released all the time.
we have listed just 10 reasons to choose WordPress here but there are literally 100 other reasons why we love WordPress but that’ll do for this post. Let us know what you love about WordPress in comments below or you email us