WordPress enhances websites at every step of the process. It allows you to save money, by taking control over your site (add/edit/remove content), incorporate advanced functionality (e-commerce, mapping, user submitted content, etc.) and get better search results from Google, Yahoo and Bing.
Below is a list of the top 10 reasons we believe you should be using WordPress.
1. Google Loves WordPress
It’s a fact, WordPress can make your website look better in front of the biggest search engine – Google. Clean, fast and organized website through WordPress is what Google likes about websites. There are many plug-ins available for WordPress that will assist you in setting up your SEO like meta tags, title tags, description, links and much more. With it all or without it, we have noticed that having a WordPress website alone gives a boost by increasing search engine positioning.
2. Accessible ‘n Mobile Friendly.
WordPress sites use built-in simple and accessible technologies. The web pages render in HTML and CSS allowing them to show up on iPhones, BlackBerry, Android, iPad, etc. It’s also easy for alternative browsers such as text only browsers which are excellent for those with disabilities. WordPress works with everything, even if it’s a responsive website.
3. It’s Easy to keep WordPress Secure
Keeping up with security with other CMS can be a little hard, always visiting their website to see if new security updates came out. With WordPress, not only is the installation very easy (professional installation part of our package) but security in new versions of WordPress are available through the administration back-end as soon as they are released. It’s a simple “click on a link” and done. Keep in mind, before every update of WordPress or it’s plug-ins you should always do complete backup.
4. WordPress is absolutely FREE!
Unlike other labeled “Free” and “Open Source” type content management solutions that have hidden fees, WordPress.org is completely free for you, forever. Never will WordPress start charging you when you hit a certain size, neither will it close or hide any of its code from you. It’s what makes WordPress the best element of success – No fees, no nonsense, no hidden tactics.
5. Existing Plugins Give You More Functionality
Plenty of platforms out there offer plugin functionality, but I’ve never seen a more smooth way of using a plugin like WordPress has. Plugins allow you to add great photo galleries, image sliders, shopping carts, forums, maps, and more great functionality. There’s a searchable, one-click install directory of plugins (think iTunes Store for WordPress).
5. Custom Plugins to suit your needs
Do you have specific needs for your business website? We can build you a custom plugin that integrates perfectly with WordPress and allows you to present this application to your site’s members.
7. Visual Editor is Outstanding
The smart, fantastic, user-friendly and easy to use backend of WordPress is what made it famous. WordPress is continually improving its CMS, adding features such as threaded comments, galleries, revision histories, trash, custom post types, and more. If you haven’t maintained a WordPress site yet, give it a look.
8. Make your site look professional and beautiful at minimal cost
WordPress can use any theme, we love designing custom themes for our clients however you can also use a free or paid theme already designed. There is no limit on customizations and blocks from using a different WordPress theme. Because themes are open source, you can buy or download them and then modify them to your heart’s content. Remember, themes are independent from your content, so you can edit or swap out themes at any time and keep your content and functionality in place.
9. Easily add a Blog to your current website.
WordPress originally is a blogging platform and is still considered by many to be for blogs. Aside from the amazing advances in CMS, the blog functionality is still the best in the business. With categories, tags, threaded commenting, gravatars, easy theming, widgets, fantastic moderation controls, anti spam solutions, and plugin infrastructure, you can’t find a better blog solution. Adding a blog to a WordPress site is a great way to attract and involve visitors, and to keep Google paying attention. If you don’t need a full site, and just want a quick blog, you can add one too.
10. Your website can and will grow with you
Now the best part and last top reason. There is simply no limits to how much content, photos, galleries, plug-ins, themes you install and use. There is no limit to how big your blog or full website will grow. No limit on the number of visitors you receive each month or day. With all functions, ability to update and secure WordPress, use plugins sky is not the limit here folks. WordPress is used by billions of websites – from simple blogs to large brand name websites like Flickr, People, New York Times blog and many more.