If you’re looking to build a website or start a blog, you may have come across a platform called “WordPress”. WordPress is a system that started as just a blogging tool but has now evolved to the point where it is used to build and structure websites, as well as managing the content that is produced on them.
We use WordPress for all our content and web design, as we find it easy to use and diverse in that it gives the option to build different types of websites. Here are a few reasons why we rely on it, and why you should give it a try too:
First and foremost, WordPress is Free
Price is often a valid factor in many people’s decision to choose a web platform provider. There are a lot of services on the market that offer the same tools that WordPress does, but they usually rope you into paying for plans or other extras upfront.
With WordPress, there is the option to pay for extra benefits, but if you don’t want to do that you can still get started on building a fantastic looking website totally for free! If you’re not sure how to set up WordPress contact us! We’re sure to have a WordPress plan for you!
WordPress Takes SEO Into Consideration
Search Engine Optimisation or SEO is what the majority of the Internet now revolves around. It’s an algorithm built into most search engines that scan pages and articles online and determines, based on the occurrence of a certain word or phrase, how highly they will rank in someone’s search results.
WordPress takes this into account and not only offers special SEO plug-ins to optimise your website for SEO results, but the website itself is written in high-quality code that makes Google and other search engines more compatible with WordPress. If you want your content to be seen by many, it’s a no-brainer!
Easy to Customise, Smooth to Use
It’s so daunting trying to build a website from scratch, especially if you have no prior experience with web design or you struggle to even flip to the front-facing camera on your smartphone. Fear not!
WordPress pretty much counts on its average user to be inexperienced in this area, which is why it offers many custom templates and themes to get you started.
Simply browse through the thousands of designs they offer and select the one that appeals to you the most.
They are easily customisable by changing colour, the background and navigation tools without you learning a single piece of code. How convenient!
You Post Practically Any Media Type You Want
You don’t have to be a tech geek to have heard about the many formats and file types there are. Mp3, Mp4, MPEG, PNG, TXT; there are more than you can count on both hands.
Some websites will have problems displaying certain photos, videos or audio files due to their formats being incompatible with the website’s code, but WordPress can handle just about any of them.
You can embed Tweets, YouTube videos or songs from music sharing websites by simply pasting the link into the editor. It’s minimal effort and it leads to great-looking results!
WordPress is Safe and Secure to Use
Perhaps the most important aspect but the one that is most overlooked is the safety of a website builder. You don’t want anyone to get their hands on your password, your details or, if you run a business through your site, any money or funds you deal with.
WordPress has security at its core and uses special software designed to deal specifically with common threats such as hacking and pesky malware.
It may not be your top priority, but cybersecurity is a real issue, and using a provider that is known for their security efforts can give you real peace of mind!
Why Use WordPress – Sum Up
These are just some of the reasons why we rely so heavily on WordPress and how it’s become so successful. A little bit of scepticism is natural, which is why we encourage you to try it for yourself.
The options for building your website grow practically every year, but there’s a reason that WordPress has grown from a small blog hosting site to a multi-faceted web platform service.
If you’re in the market, we highly recommend a trial run!