Why Use a WordPress Designer?
You love it or hate it, right?? While those of you who love it can keep that loving feeling, the rest of you indulge me for a few minutes….. I promise it will be painless. While there are a variety of content management systems available to use as a back end for your web design platform, there are a lot of reasons to go with WordPress as a web design platform. WordPress is probably the best-known platform online, and for good reason– it’s easy to use, infinitely expandable, and has a strong community supporting it. Let’s examine a few reasons as to why WordPress is so popular below.
Everyone Knows WordPress
WordPress is the most popular blogging, website and CMS platform in the world. Popular? So what – I am an “old HTML guy” Seriously, I grew up on code in the 90’s and old habits are hard to break. I was very resistant to learn WP and my own conversion was fought valiantly. Alas, after my own research, I have come to embrace the WP. The open-source system is preferred by webmasters worldwide for its ease of use and constant security updates. But did you know over 76 million websites run on WordPress? The reason it’s so widely trusted is simple– because it is under constant use, millions are testing each of the system’s features every day, ensuring that WordPress is one of the most stable tested systems in the world. Stable? Tried and True?! Sign me up.
Ease of Use
WordPress is well known for its ease of use. Ease being relative, we have encountered many people ready to pull their hair out from complete frustration in trying to learn the format, but the learning curve is significantly lower than and more user friendly than traditional code. Between its well-known “5-minute installation”, its WYSIWYG interface, and its menu-driven system, WordPress is one of the easiest systems to work with as well as to train new users on. It’s page and post interfaces use a set-up similar to common word processors, ensuring that users unfamiliar with it will be able to hit the ground running in short order. We still have many calls from new clients needing help with the initial setup, but after a few sessions they are off and running by themselves. You will be too!
Game Changer: WordPress Plug-Ins
Working on other CMS systems, you may find a lack of plug-in tools that do precisely what you want. With WordPress, almost everything you want to do on a website has already been coded by someone who’s done it before, and can be installed within 5-10 seconds. No matter whether you are creating a blog, a gallery site, or a strong, functional e-commerce website, plugins are available for every webmaster need. With our generation of Apps, and fixes, you can be assured that there is usually a plug-in that can do what you want it to do. Unlike other CMS systems where plug-ins are often custom coded for a smaller user base, with dozens of millions of users, chances are your needs have already been met and are already available in the WordPress marketplace. Customization is King!
One of the greatest differences between WordPress and other CMS systems (due to its enduring and widespread popularity) is the fact that WordPress is infinitely customizable to your needs. Every aspect of the CMS can be modified to make WordPress work as you wish. Even with the use of templates no two sites have to ever be the same, with the depth of user options, plugins, and shortcodes; you can easily have a custom unique site that will showcase your individual business or blog with your own distinct branding. Learning to embrace wordpress has been not only the best for my business as well, but certainly the best for my clients! Call Salterra today for a FREE no hassle quote.
Salterra Web Services Specializes in Web Design, Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Hosting, Software Development, and Graphics. We also have a division that removes website malware, and maintains virus protection and the removal of malicious software. We founded the company in 2010. We are centrally located in Tempe, Arizona, but we have clients all over the world.
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