WordPress: The Premier CMS (content management system)
WordPress powers more than 40% of all websites online and in a world where hundreds of millions of websites are vying for eyeballs, that is incredible. Now, what does that mean? It means many things. You may be wondering why so many choose this platform to drive their businesses. Below is a list of the pros of why WordPress is considered the best content management system in the world, and why after its inception, WordPress keeps running stronger than ever with tens of thousands of plugins and even more themes.
At its creation, WordPress was created to be a bloggers’ platform that permitted writers to add their literary works with ease, however, today it is a robust content management system and eCommerce platform. After its birth, WordPress became extremely versatile, permitting website owners to build advanced and adaptive websites of any purpose; eCommerce, informational, charitable, or membership-based.
A checklist of WordPress benefits:
One of the powerful aspects of WordPress is that the software is open-source. There are many who say that is the Achilles heel since so many have access to it, it can easily be hacked. The world is full of hackers who have nothing better to do than to crack a site and destroy it. However, I will argue this is the best attribute since it permits so many to be involved.
Security issues can be remedied by 3rd party-plugins that are not open source. Meanwhile, WordPress is 100% free! So this is the chief reason why WordPress is such a grand piece of software; it’s completely free, redistributable, modifiable, and offers unlimited validity.
WordPress is SEO-friendly.
Most internet traffic comes from people using search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing! The CMS (content management system) comes packed with extras as a complete, robust management system. It also includes extras like SEO tools to help with search engine placement in many elements from article images to title and subtitle placement. These features help you dedicate your copy to great SEO best practices. Good search engine rankings can result in your website bringing thousands of users to view your products and services.
WordPress is easy to Customize.
With its open-source core, WordPress is the Swiss Army Knife of content management. It permits endless modification from user engagement to how your website is displayed. And you don’t have to be a developer. WordPress powers millions of sites around the globe without most being developers. Now, it does pay to have a trained developer design and build your site since they know the code and some developers like myself specialize in conversion optimization, however, due to the platform’s clear interface, it permits even novices to build and create websites that can be stunning.
Its easy-to-understand options and functionalities present within the dashboard can be utilized to build a beautiful and highly functional website. WordPress offers assistance to those people who have zero coding knowledge, thanks to its pre-designed WordPress themes, plugins, and tools. By carefully utilizing these features, they can help anyone create beautiful, dynamic, and functional websites.
You don’t need to become a security expert.
WordPress offers a great onboard security system right out of the box, however, there are many free plugins that will deter attacks and make your website very difficult to penetrate. There are thousands of selections to choose from that will protect vital payment information, user information and secure your website as well. Despite the vast amount of people who use WordPress around the globe, a high level of security is easily maintained. Of course, there are always loopholes hackers could exploit (this is true of any CMS), however, WordPress regularly releases security updates to protect your site from any software vulnerabilities. As a website owner, getting hacked is about the last thing you ever want to worry about so WordPress should be the first choice for that reason alone.
WordPress consistently updates your core site to the latest WordPress version and if you utilize themes and plugins that are trustworthy or hire a developer you trust, you can greatly minimize security risks. Add a managed WordPress host and developer like Web Simple on top of that, and you’re looking at a super secure website that cannot be taken down. And we guarantee it.
Mobile optimization is built right in and easily controlled.
Most themes are designed to be mobile responsive and WordPress can be easily modified to suit any media.WordPress comes packed with pre-built themes that are responsive to most media breakpoints, plus developers do come up with new themes each and every day. The increased functionality makes each website’s mobility and dynamic framing user-friendly through the mediums of desktops, smartphones, and other devices. With all these choices, you can present your website to look however you want. You can explore various themes based on your needs or categories, like eCommerce, informational, or database-driven factual websites, portfolios, blog, business, you name it, WordPress has it.
WordPress’s community is still growing.
It started small and with a dream, however, the community and contributions to the WordPress CMS are gigantic, to say the least. Because of this fact alone, you will always have the best equipment and the most tested, tried, and true features at your fingertips. It also means there are experts who can guide you through any situation you may run into.
Even if you are working on the fringe in what you want to create, there are avenues that can help, people who can lend advice and articles to read of others who ventured your way.
WordPress is an impressive, robust, stable, and secure platform, that is why Web Simple has selected it to be our “go-to.” We are pleased and recommend it to our clients and we stand by its track record.