WordPress is by far, the most popular open source Content Management System (CMS) in the world. It powers approximately 75 million websites, and it's entirely free to install, expand-on and upgrade.
This short article is an overview of why we think that WordPress is the best CMS for most of our clients.
WordPress holds the title for being the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in the world. It accounts for around 60% of the CMS market, and powers more than 30% of websites on the internet.
As a result, your staff might already be familiar with WordPress (if it doesn't power your existing website already). Another key benefit is that you're not tied in with us since there are thousands of WordPress web design agencies out there.
Data from: BuiltWith.com, W3tech.com, SimilarTech, Google Trends.
Before it became popular, WordPress was a blogging platform for non-tech savvy bloggers. To this day, it still has this ease-of-use personality at heart, with the user interface being simple but feature-rich. Everything is well organised, allowing you to browse through your site's pages, blog posts, media and more.
Should you need any help finding anything, there are plenty of articles and videos online which will make using WordPress a breeze!
WordPress is so widely used because it meets the demands of so many users with its flexible framework, which allows developers and designers to create and modify layouts and applications. Coupled with a library of over 56,000 free user-generated plugins, website expansion is no longer limited by expensive development post-launch.
Plugins allow you to extend your website's functionality on the front-end, and the backend. Whether you need a simple contact form, website analytics overview or fully integrated payment gateway - it's all available a few clicks away.
Our team has over 6 years of experience in extending WordPress functionality with a range of custom plugins and solutions to meet our clients' unique demands where needed.
As before, WordPress is completely free. However, it's also simpler to use and learn than Drupal, Joomla and other content management systems, meaning that you need to provide less training for your staff. Because of this, development is also faster, allowing you to save money on the most expensive part of getting a new website.
Most extensions are free, but the few paid ones tend to be cheaper than those of WordPress's competitors, because WordPress is so widely used and so many extensions are being constantly developed.
WordPress is a great platform that allows you to stay in control of your website and costs. Let us know in the comments below what your reasons are for using WordPress, or get in touch if you're interested in our WordPress web design and development services.