If you’re new to the world of owning a website, you might be asking the question, “What is WordPress?”.
Quite simply, WordPress is just an awesome way to have great looking, simple, professional, website without paying many thousands of dollars as was common just a few short years ago. Over the years, WordPress has become an increasingly popular choice for a multitude of businesses from traditional “brick and mortar” business to 100% e-commerce businesses, to the average blogger. In fact, I love WordPress so much, I built my website using it!
Dynamic Content Management
From a more technical viewpoint, WordPress is a “Content Management System” or CMS which has many advantages over other website platforms. Since its introduction in 2003, the core code for WordPress has been constantly improving, thanks to the innovative development idea called “Open Source Platform”.
Open Source coding basically means that all the complex code, or inner workings of the platform, in this case WordPress, are completely open and available to the public. However, merely looking at the WordPress code is only the basis for the real advantage of Open Source Platforms.
Today and everyday, there are people all over the world who are constantly adding to, and improving current version of WordPress. In short, WordPress is a dynamic work in progress which is always changing and improving with each new update.
Because of this standard of excellence, today, WordPress websites make up almost 20% of all new websites being published, and for good reason.
Simple to Use
One of the main advantages of a WordPress platform for your website is that it gives the average person with little to no coding experience the ability to add content to their websites. This is a great feature for the blogger or anyone who posts frequent content to their website and doesn’t want to pay someone every time they need an update.
I always tell folks, if you can use a word processor, you can update your website! All of my website packages include time spent with you teaching you how to update a page or blog post at your site.
Search Engine Friendly
If ranking in search engines is important for you and your website, WordPress is a big plus for you. WordPress is very “Search Engine Friendly” out of the box, but there are additional options which will help enhance your visibility to search engines like Google and Yahoo.
Flexibility is a key feature that all WordPress websites have. Whether you need website forms, display of audio/video, links to your social media websites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, or a plethora of other options, WordPress is a great choice. Functionality can be added to suit your individual needs.
For all of these reasons and more, I love building websites in WordPress and can’t recommend it highly enough. If you think a WordPress website is the right choice for you, I offer some suggested packages and/or consultation to learn what I can do to suit your needs.