WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) for both business and personal websites. It’s used by over 75 million websites and is growing in popularity year after year.
WordPress is completely free to install and provides continuous upgrades every few months for security, speed, and features. WordPress has thousands of plugins and templates to help website owners, along with an easy to use interface, which decreases development costs and deployment time.
Well Known and Intuitive
WordPress holds the largest CMS market share and is accounted for over 25% of all websites on the internet. That’s huge! Due to this, many users are already knowledgable about WordPress requiring less staff training when building a new site.
A lot of the pre-built WordPress themes out there are hard to understand and customize. The websites I build for my clients are intuitive. I build custom WordPress websites whenever possible, for most of my clients.
WordPress is open source and completely free when downloading, installing, and upgrading the platform. There’s also over 55,000 WordPress plugins (mostly free), such as slideshows, contact forms, SEO optimization, etc. to extend it’s functionality on an on-demand basis.
Highly Flexible For Great Customizability
WordPress is great because it meets the demands of many users with its flexible framework, which allows designers and developers to create and edit layouts. Along with user-generated extensions, websites are no longer limited by expensive enterprise extensions.
Anyone Can Use It
Before WordPress became the most popular CMS tool for website development, it was mainly for non-tech experienced bloggers. So, most of the user-interface components are simple to use, and there are written blog posts and easy to follow videos available for easily learning how to use WordPress.
Low Maintenance Costs
WordPress incurs fewer setup, customization, and maintenance costs compared to other open source CMS’s like Drupal and Joomla. With WordPress, you don’t get trapped with a static website or featureless CMS that is expensive to edit after the initial development.
All WordPress websites need some level of maintenance to keep it running smooth and to keep it secure from hackers. I have a growing list of clients that are very happy with my low-cost WordPress Care Plans.