WordPress was released in 2003 and since then has become the world’s most used CMS (Content Management System). WordPress is the perfect tool for our website creation process. It’s flexible, responsive and optimisable.
Top of the list of importance when we make a website is visual design and usability. So we use a CMS that aids this process, rather than hinder it. At ClickCode Web, we’re all about creating beautiful websites that are easy to manage. Read on to find out how WordPress make this possible.
1. It’s So Easy For Our Clients to Use
We know that you have a lot on your plate. When your website runs on WordPress, adding blog posts or updating website content is a straightforward process. It has a quick and intuitive user interface, which means you’ll spend less time formatting content and more time simply making it.
2. Functional and Flexible Themes & Plugins
Plugins can help you with anything from integrating social content to improving your website’s search engine optimisation. They can even be used to collect and distribute leads to the appropriate contact within your business. There are plenty of Premium, clean-coded themes to choose from. Optimised to ensure your content is consistent on all devices.
3. Updates and Support
WordPress is such a widely used CMS and it is so easy to find support on the internet and Open-Source community. If we run into a problem, it is almost guaranteed someone has come across the same issue. According to Digital.com :
“WordPress powers 26% of all websites (yes ALL websites on the Internet). WordPress is used by 59.5% of all the websites that use a content management system (CMS). The second most used CMS, Joomla has a 5.9% market share. Closely followed by Drupal, with a 4.9% market share and Magento’s 2.8%.”
Due to this popularity, Open Source coding and innovative developers have made sure WordPress keeps improving as the years go by.
4. SEO Friendly
WordPress’s CMS framework makes it easy for the search engine “spiders” to “crawl” (admittedly not the best phrases for someone with arachnophobia). This is why popular search engines, like Google and Bing, often rank websites that use WordPress higher than those that don’t. In fact, Matt Cutts of Google personally endorsed WordPress in 2009. WordPress CMS is particularly good at promoting SEO best practices, there are plenty of user-friendly plugins, such as Yoast SEO, to help clients optimise their content and analyse for keywords.
5. Big Brands Use WordPress
If it’s good enough for the likes of Mashable, Mozilla, NASA and even Snoop Dogg, we trust it with our clients. WordPress is a powerful business website solution which not only works well for web developers, it is also easy for clients to manage and maintain themselves.