Founded in 2003 as a blogging platform, Wordpress is now used to power around 75 million websites worldwide. This equates to 27.3% of all websites (as at February 2017).
There are a number of reasons why so many web designers choose Wordpress as their preferred platform for building their client's websites on and in this article I highlight why we love Wordpress and why it's our CMS of choice for our customers.
Wordpress has been around for some time now and as a platform, over that time, it has grown into a mature, reliable solution for building your website on. You can expect a bug free experience when using Wordpress. This has resulted in some of the biggest companies and high traffic websites being built on the platform. Examples of such sites include Forbes.com, Techcrunch.com and Time.com.
It's Open Source
Wordpress is an open source platform which means it is free to use. This means the we do not have to build into our design fees any additional cost for our customers for their CMS (Content Management System).
It's SEO Friendly
Wordpress has highly effective search engine optimisation features baked in and there are also additional plugins available to further enhance your website's search engine performance.
Scalability and vast plugin ecosystem
The platform offers a great foundation for your website and will allow it to evolve as it needs to, thanks largely to the vast array of plugins that are available on the platform. This means that we can build complex website functionality, that would normally have required web development skills, without the need to code them from scratch.
This again means that we can build these complex websites at a fraction of the cost that they would have been traditionally.
Wordpress is easy to use
Wordpress is a theme based CMS platform and therefore, when we build websites on Wordpress, we consider the end user experience for our customers. This is why we often use themes that allow you to make tweaks to the website via drag and drop functionality.
The ease of use is also part of the reason for our competitive pricing.
So, these are just some of the reasons why we have elected to use Wordpress to power our customer websites. If you would like to find out more about how we can build you a great website on Wordpress, don't hesitate to get in touch.