Why We Use WordPress
December 8 2015
WordPress now powers over 25% of the web. It is employed on over 54 million sites.
It is the most popular content management system.
WordPress Is Open Source (Free!)
Instead of having 6 developers supporting your website, you have over 10,000 developers who are part of a community working to constantly improve the product. You are not going to be stuck with a CMS that only one company can use.
WordPress Is Flexible and Extendable
Flexibility allows us to build sites faster, meaning more of your budget is focused on design and user experience rather than programming and debugging. The community has made it extendable, meaning that everything you can think of has already been built, which speeds up development.
WordPress Is Easy To Use
As a CMS WordPress is simple, intuitive and elegant to use. It is also robust.
WordPress Is Here To Stay
Microsoft recently decided to stop development on its own blogging platform and move its 30 million users over to using WordPress.
We’re Exceptional At It
We’ve been building websites from many years and we’ve developed hundreds of custom content management systems, this means we’re experienced and we use this experience to customize your WordPress experience.
It is FREE! This point cannot be stressed enough. WordPress is free and it always will be. It can also be hosted cheaply as well. Your budget is focused on design and user experience.
Any Developer Can Work On The Site Because It Is Open Source
Often our client’s biggest fear is that they will choose a company to build them a website, and be held to ransom in the future for updates and changes they make to the site. We have lost count of the number of horror stories we have heard along these lines.
This cannot happen with WordPress.
Leverage The Huge Community
WordPress has a massive community of developers and users. This means that virtually everything you can think of has already been built for WordPress. It is very rare to have things be developed from scratch, which keeps the costs down. There are literally thousands of plugins out there.
Clients request WordPress because of this.
There are over 54 million WordPress sites out there.
It is used by The New York Times, Ford, CNN and even the UK Prime Minister.
This is not a bleeding edge technology that will disappear in 6 months’ time. The large community means it is here to stay and will be constantly improved.
We have been building Websites since 1996 and have built hundreds of websites from scratch complete with custom back-end areas. We know that this is often seen as the best solution, but it isn’t.
Not just because of the reasons outlined above but simply because it allows customers much greater flexibility both now and in the future.