Website Design – Why WordPress?
“WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.” And here’s why we think WordPress is the content management of the future and how it can work for you.
WordPress allows for easy management of your website content. As with any new software there is a minor learning curve involved, but after a very short time it’s as simple as managing a Facebook page. Rather than paying a firm or freelancer to constantly update your site, you can now make changes instantly yourself. That saves you a great deal of time and money.
Search Engine Optimization
WordPress is designed to be very search engine friendly. Meaning, your Google rankings will generally be higher than many other types of websites. The more people that find your website, the more traffic and exposure you will gain. In addition, plugins such as the “All in One SEO Pack” can greatly help your search engine optimization as well. Which brings me to my next point…
If you want any kind of feature for your site, a WordPress plugin probably exists for it. There are plugins for web advertising, flickr, twitter, e-commerce, newsletters, weather, surf reports, RSS feeds, SEO, Google Analytics and so many more it’s ridiculous. Many of these plugins are developed as “widgets” that can easily be added to your site using a drag and drop system within the WordPress content management system.
We all grow tired of our website appearance over time, but changing the design has always been a hassle — until now. With WordPress themes, you can change the site design as if you were changing clothes. Meanwhile, all of the content remains the same. There’s no hassle of copying and pasting all of your content to a new site.
Until recently, WordPress was most widely known as a blogging platform. However, it’s ease of use and updates to the WordPress engine have made it the perfect tool for managing entire websites, not just blogs. That being said, blogs are naturally integrated in to WordPress powered websites and a great way to attract visitors to your website.
Although WordPress can be downloaded for free, the hassle of installing the framework, setting up hosting, purchasing a domain, designing and developing a theme and installing plugins can often be very time consuming to those unfamiliar with the process. We handle it all for you. Meaning you can be up and running with a professional content managed website for a low annual hosting fee.