Often, people make the mistake of thinking WordPress is just a blogging platform. In the past, this used to be true, but WordPress has now adapted into a versatile Content Management System (CMS). Whilst you can still use WordPress to create a basic blog, you can now use it to create fully functioning websites a mobile applications.
One of the features about WordPress that people liked best was the flexibility and the easy use of the system. It is the main reason why WordPress is currently the most popular CMS around the world. It is used by just over one forth of all websites on the internet.
WordPress is free to download, install, use and modify. With it’s flexibility, you can use it to create various kinds of websites. There are currently over 2500 WordPress theme and over 30,000 plugins all for free. You can download and install them on any WordPress website.
To run a WordPress website, all you need is a domain name and some web hosting. Ask us for your best hosting & domain packages.
Automattic is the firm behind WordPress and helps run nearly a quarter of all websites across the globe, serving around 16 billion pages a month. It’s used by millions of people and new people are launching WordPress websites everyday.
The majority of people who use WordPress cannot design or programme. It’s so easy to use, most use WordPress without any prior knowledge of creative websites.
WordPress is also very SEO friendly. It’s written using standard compliance high quality code and produces semantic mark ups which makes your website very appeasing to search engines such as Google. By design, WordPress is very SEO friendly and with there being numerous WordPress plugins out there to use for free, the website can be very easily optimised.
WordPress has been created with security in mind. It is considered safe and secure to allow you to run any website although, just like the real world, the internet can be a place of uncertainties. There are free plugins you can use to stop “intruders” getting into your website that we highly recommend.
Different Media Types
With Video Marketing on the rise, WordPress has the ability to handle more than text. It can handle images, audio and video content as well as using for downloading documents or files. You can also embed media from such places like YouTube, Instagram, Twitter & Soundcloud.
We hope this blog post made you realise the benefits of using WordPress for your website. If you can relate to any of these points, then CDP, your Digital Marketing Agency in Sheffield can help. Send an email with your details over to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll call you back and discuss how we can provide you with support, advice and a partner to help grow your business.