WordPress started its life in 2003, as a blogging tool, which over the years deservedly secured the title of most popular blogging software on the market. Nowadays, it is so much more than that. Its evolution since its release has seen it establish itself as the content management software of choice for non-blogging websites. Here at mso, we are advocates of WordPress, the flexibility and scalability of the software provides our developers with the platform to develop some truly outstanding websites.
Still not sold? Here are our 5 top reasons to consider using a WordPress platform for your company’s website:
New doesn't have to be scary! If you’re not familiar with using a content management system on your website, you’re in good hands. WordPress has been designed to be user friendly and intuitive, meaning that very little training is needed, even for those with no prior web design skills or knowledge.
Looking to cut costs? Many of WordPress’ features are free to use or cheap to purchase. You’ll also have access to thousands of free plug-in’s to help you get the most from your website. Such as Yoast SEO to optimise your site, WP Smush Pro to compress your images to improve load times and Analytics Cat to monitor user behaviour.
Don’t want to be tied down? WordPress is open source, which means that you are not tied to a bespoke content management system with your digital agency (if you are using one). In addition, WordPress is a cloud based CMS meaning that you can access your CMS from anywhere with an Internet connection, giving you the power to update on the move.
It’s a one-size-fits-all CMS. A perfect base for your website whether you’re a small business wanting to get your company on the web with a simple brochure site, or a larger business looking to give your website the ‘wow’ factor. WordPress has unlimited scalability potential so that it can grow as you do.
You have the power! If you are an administrator of your site, you can add as many different users as you like. Each user is customisable, meaning that you can set their access and edit permissions accordingly. Perfect for larger organisations that have many contributors.
If you’d like to find out more about WordPress, or want to talk about support for your existing WordPress website call 01474 704400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.