WordPress has become one of the world’s leading content management systems. Globally, around 19,500,000 websites use WordPress. Here at Complete, we believe that WordPress provides the best package, offering a solid foundation for marketing and web design. It began as a blogging platform; however, it has now transformed into a website creation platform with many opportunities and very few restrictions.
In this post, we will be looking into the main benefits of using WordPress to create and design your website.
1. A Community for support
WordPress has many benefits, one being that it is an open source software, meaning that there is a large community of developers and users available to offer support. The support allows developers to save time researching and troubleshooting, as many people will have similar questions. The WordPress community is very quick to detect any security risks or vulnerabilities, users can work together to update each other on any faults and resolve them quickly.
2. Use of Plugins
A key benefit is that WordPress allows websites to be personalised through the use of plugins. The possibilities of plugins are endless, should you need a calendar or a form – we can use a plugin to achieve it. Plugins do however require a lot of time and effort to set up, however they do provide a head start. There is a still a lot of research necessary to ensure that the plugin works efficiently. For example, it’s important to consider the number of downloads, ratings and its update history.
3. SEO and Organisation
Another benefit is that WordPress is fantastic for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), as it allows developers to use ‘permalinks’, which are great for organising a website into specific categories. Organisation is key for users, as it makes it easy for them to navigate around a website in order to get the best out of it.
4. Keeping your website current
WordPress has unbeatable blogging software available, which makes organising blog posts into different categories easier. Tags can be used in order to achieve an additional layer of organisation. Featured images can be attached, which can gain interaction on social media platforms, such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Utilising a blog is an effective way of keeping your website current.
5. Updates and Maintenance
It is important that a WordPress site is regularly used and updated in order to maintain it. In the past, WordPress has had a bad reputation, however we recognise that no technology is 100% secure. Smaller updates will be automatically performed by WordPress, however larger updates will need to be done manually. This includes plugins, it’s important to ensure they are kept up to date to avoid potential attacks.
If you have any questions regarding WordPress, don’t hesitate to contact us.