The Ultimate Content Management System
There are numerous companies and websites out there who claim they can offer you the best publishing platform and Content Management System (CMS) for creating websites, however we feel the most advanced and user friendly is WordPress, and we’re not alone in that thinking. Founded in 2003, WordPress has since gone on to become one of the most popular sites of its nature in the world, used by more than 74 million unique web users.
Currently, WordPress have a 24% market share, meaning 24% of all websites are built and/or maintained using WordPress, which is HUGE! One of the reasons for this is the fact that WordPress has many brilliant features that make it stand out from the competition; they’re all about making it as easy and straightforward as possible for anyone to use the site.
But WordPress is for blogging, right?
One of the biggest misconceptions about WordPress is that since it started off as a blogging platform, it may not be good enough for big brands. This is easily debunked with a few examples of huge brands that do use WordPress:
- Sony Music
- BBC America
- MTV News
Visit WordPress’s page for more examples of big name brands that are currently using WordPress.
The WordPress Community
Probably the most influential factor in our decision to use WordPress is the enormous community behind it. There are an endless amount of plug-ins and widgets that have been created by this community, readily available to download and integrate directly into your website.
These range from security and SEO, all the way to contact forms and social sharing integration, all created by experts in their fields. WordPress itself is also open source, meaning that there is a massive community of people constantly working on updating and improving the platform and the features it offers for the benefit of everyone who uses it.
Flexibility is another area where WordPress excels. You could be blogging, creating a small business website or designing a multi-purpose community interface, with the ability to handle a complex back-end dealing with a relational database.
Although some still perceive it simply as a blogging platform, in reality it is possible to create almost any website you could image in WordPress.
You could be forgiven for having concerns about security when you consider the popularity of WordPress, as it would be a great target for hackers. However, WordPress take the security of their users very seriously, providing constant updates to software with the prevention of attacks in mind. They also provide an automatic update feature that’s been operational ever since the release of version 3.7.
Creativity & User Friendliness
With security taken care of, you have more time to be imaginative with your website and WordPress is fantastic for this, offering an unrivalled array of plugins and themes which allow you to tweak, alter and even overhaul the design of your site with the click of a button.
What’s more this is all very easy to do thanks to WordPress’ fantastic user friendliness. Getting your head around the management system is straightforward and after some tinkering, you’ll have both the back and front ends mastered in no time – from web wonderer to web wizard in a matter of minutes.
This is why we use WordPress: Once your website is complete, it’s easy for you to manage, if you prefer to do so yourself. Once you’ve got your head around the user interface you’ll also have an easy time hosting and uploading multimedia, with WordPress making it simple to post images, video and audio – a great way to interact with your audience.
So, That’s why we use WordPress
As you can see from the many advantageous points above, WordPress is a brilliantly rich and diverse platform for hosting your website or blog, and there are many more benefits just waiting for you to discover.
Check out some of the websites we’ve built using WordPress on our Portfolio page.