WordPress has taken web design and development to a whole new level. With its robust, adaptable and interchangeable front-end, it is not hard to see why it is the widely used CMS. In this post I will give you 5 of my top reasons as to why you should opt for a WordPress website design.
WordPress is a PHP framework that is designed to adapt to use many front-end templates. Templates can be built in various ways using different layouts. With marketplaces like Template Monster and ThemeForest the vast range of website design layouts can be limitless. Building a custom WordPress template can be costly to new business, not to mention the cost of a bespoke CMS. WordPress templates keep the cost of development down which can be passed on as savings for your business.
To go along with the incredible template system, the back-end CMS is super simple and elegant to use. With posts for blogging, pages for your website layout and plugins all use the same layout in the back-end. So, no matter what you are doing the layout is simple and familiar to use. WordPress CMS makes it simple to install new templates with a click of a button and adding additional plugins is a simple search and click to install.
WordPress (newer versions) keep you up to date with the latest versions to plug any issues with security. Not to mention it also follows the same protocol with its plugin library. Keeping your WordPress website safe. Updates are optional and I would strongly recommend you talk to your website provider before updating. (Some older versions of WordPress cannot update to the latest version without causing front-end issues for some templates. This updating issue is resolved in newer versions).
The origin of WordPress was to build a blogging platform. It quickly evolved in to largest used CMS platform we have today. Blogging is a really simple way to create content for your website. The same old saying still applies today, Content is king. Having a blog allows you to have a platform to tell your users and clients about latest products, events and news about your business. Which leads me to my number one feature of WordPress.
Plugins are small applications you can install to extend your WordPress functionality. From SEO plugins that enhance and analyse your search engine marketing efforts, to security plugins to block brute force attacks to website. Plugins offer an amazing array of opportunities to increase your marketing efforts and promote your website. Other notable plugins can include payment gateways like Stripe and Paypal to plugins to optimise image compress to improve website load times. Plugins have to be the best feature of WordPress.
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