WordPress is the most popular CMS (content management system) in use today. You’re probably here because you’re asking yourself, “Why should I use WordPress?” With over 60 million websites using WordPress, it’s hard not to find a website that isn’t powered by this software. It’s free to download and install, easy to learn and use, backed up by an active community of users and developers around the world, and has been translated into over 70 languages. In this blog post we’ll go through some reasons why WordPress might be the best choice for your business’ website needs!
There are a lot of competitors for WordPress. They include: Joomla (19 Million Users), Drupal (40K+ Developers Active on Github!), PrestaShop (600k+ Merchants Worldwide), Squarespace (+250K Customers) Wix (+100M Registered Users).
Although each of these competitors have their own pros and cons, we truly believe that WordPress is still the king and will continue to be for a long time.
Here are four reasons you should consider WordPress for your business website:
The first reason is its user-friendliness–it doesn’t require any coding or programming knowledge on behalf of those who want to build their own site with it; you can log right onto your dashboard after installing without having to know anything about HTML, CSS, or PHP. It’s also easy to customize and modify–even if you don’t have any coding knowledge at all! You can search for a custom WordPress theme on the web that matches your business’ style requirements right from their dashboard; it couldn’t be easier than ordering something off of Amazon!
The second reason is its stability-due to how much attention and care has gone into building this CMS by thousands of users around the world since 2003, there are few instances in which someone will find themselves running into technical difficulties with WordPress. This isn’t true for other options like Joomla or Drupal, where individuals must rely heavily on outside resources (like documentation) when things go wrong because they’re not always updated with the latest bug fixes.
WordPress is also SEO-friendly, which means that your website will be found more quickly in search engines like Google than if you had chosen a competitor like Joomla or Drupal. This comes down to WordPress’ coding–the structure of its code allows it to handle incoming traffic and content much better than other options where this isn’t taken into consideration as thoroughly during development.
The final reason why WordPress might be perfect for your business needs? It’s FREE! Although you will need a hosting package to install WordPress on, you can download and install WordPress itself without any cost whatsoever. That makes installing, customizing, and using WordPress an easy choice for those looking to save money while still getting everything they need out of their CMS.
Out of all the options, WordPress seems to have everything you want. It’s a free and open-source software that is easy to use with a thriving community around it.
Why We Chose WordPress
As a web development agency, we’ve chosen to work with WordPress for the following reasons:
- It’s Open Source – Open Source software is a type of program that can be used, modified and shared by anyone. WordPress is an open source CMS which makes it free to download and use without any licensing costs. This also means you have the ability to modify or customize your site as much as you want with plugins (like WooCommerce for e-commerce stores)
- There’s a plugin for that – WordPress has so many features and plugins that make building your website as easy or as complicated as you want it to be! If you need a feature, chances are good that someone else has had a similar requirement. A plugin allows you to add in functionality as you need it.
- We’ve mastered making it easy – We use themes and plugins that allow you to take full control of your website after we’ve built it. All of our websites come with a visual builder and training on how to use it.
We hope this blog post has given you some insight into why WordPress is a great option for your business. If you’d like to have us move your website over to WordPress, or build it from the ground up, let’s chat! During an introductory call, we’ll find out whether we are a good fit for each other, and determine if WordPress is the right option for you!