WordPress: Why It’s The Most Popular Platform

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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It has been downloaded over 56 million times and 22% of all new websites use it. We’re talking, of course, about WordPress, the free, open source blog and content management system (CMS) that has taken the Internet by storm. What’s so great about it? It’s easy to use, it’s free, and developers and users alike love it.

WordPress is a very flexible platform; web developers can easily alter and add features to any WordPress site. If your business depends on showcasing your products, you can add galleries of images, slideshows and more. If your business is service-based, you can still have an eye-catching site with unique features that highlight your content. There is a wealth of plug-ins available to customize your site, and an experienced web developer will know which ones are best for the look you want to achieve.

The plugin architecture of WordPress, which allows developers to expand on the base design of a site, means more versatility. There are thousands of plug-ins available ranging from social media plug-ins, like the Facebook “Like” button, to Contact forms that allow visitors to send inquiries straight to you. There are even plug-ins available that will make your website mobile-friendly, so smart phone and tablet users can access your site and everything will still look great.

While your site is in the development stage, the intuitive WordPress administrator dashboard keeps everything organized and allows you to see your site while it’s being built. Once the site is ready to go, this user-friendly dashboard is easy for anyone to navigate. This means professional website developers can build a beautiful site for a company, and the owner can easily update and change the site on their own. Post new blog entries, update recent news, share photos and more.

Though hiring a professional web developer to do the initial design and development is always the best way to ensure a great product, if your site is built using WordPress you will be able to easily manage the site too. Call WEBii today to learn more about hosting your WordPress site with us; many of our clients already have great WordPress websites for their businesses. We can help you take your business to the next level with an affordable, professional, attractive and easy-to-manage website.

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One response to “WordPress: Why It’s The Most Popular Platform”

  1. Jacqueline Sinex says:

    Great article, Lizzy! A nice reminder why we enjoy working with WordPress for many of our clients. In a recent meeting with one of our recent customers, there were several comments about how intuitive and easy the website maintenance was.