When it comes to WordPress, some people are very sceptical. We could go on and on about why you should switch to WordPress or we could tell you why we (the specialists) are crazy about it. We’re pretty sure our reasons will make it your favourite CMS too!
WordPress is used by some of the world’s biggest brands such as CNN, CBS New York, Harvard Business Review, Boise State University, New York Times, Dole, Glad, Mercedes-Benz and Vogue. In 2014, WordPress remained the fastest-growing CMS for the fifth year straight and as of 2014 , WordPress powers 25% of all the sites on the web (that’s one in four). This sort of popularity translates to widespread support and general compatibility.
2. Open source and free
It’s Free! WordPress and its updates are open source, and you are totally free to use the software to your satisfaction. There is a group of developers constantly testing and working on improving WordPress, which means it will just keep getting better!
3. Smart updates
Since the launch of WordPress, 12 years ago (2003), we have seen the feature list grow very rapidly and we’re pretty sure there’s more cool stuff coming. One thing that has stayed mostly the same is the backend user-interface (bar some UX improvements). This means that although major improvements have been implemented, WordPress still looks and feels similar so you don’t have to worry about getting confused as new features are implemented. This is something that the WordPress governance team takes very seriously.
4. Responsive content
WordPress is geared for designing responsive websites. A responsive site means that it is built to perform well on all devices and this is really important! More and more people are starting to access the internet using mobile devices, so a site that only looks good on computers is not the way to go anymore.
Plugins are a way to add to the existing functionality of WordPress, so whatever you want to do to your website, you can bet that “there’s a [plugin] for that”. Forms, booking engines, eCommerce and thousands more plugins are available.
WordPress.org has over 1000 pre-built visual frameworks to choose from, and many of them are free! Most of these themes have editable elements (that you can adjust through theme options of the WordPress theme customiser) so you can move things around to add that personal touch.
7. Community support
WordPress is not just a CMS, it’s a whole community! If developers, users, or anyone for that matter has WordPress related questions there’s always someone there to assist. This helps in making WordPress better for everyone.
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