OK, so we have spoken about WordPress a few times and actually recommended it as the CMS (content management system) you should use when having a new website developed. What is it that makes us simply love WordPress and why do we continue to use it for any websites we get developed?
Very simply, it’s because of it’s ease of use and how customisable it is. As mentioned WordPress ia a content management system. What this means is that you no longer need to be able to read and write code in order to add pages to your website. You would simply log in and using an editor that looks quite similar to MS Word, you would enter the content you would like to appear on your website. You would then click publish and the page would be live. It really is that simple. Being the world’s most popular CMS system also means that there are plenty of options when it comes to plugins. A plugin is basically a little folder you upload to your WordPress website that fulfills a very specific function. For example, if you wanted a calendar on your website, instead of building one, just get a plugin for it. Or if you wanted to allow people to rate and review your products, just get the wordpress plugin that does that. Some plugins will be free, and other you would need to pay for. A full list of registered WordPress plugins can be found here.
The other great thing about WordPress is that, if you choose not to use a developer/designer as you want to save some money, you can use one of the hundreds of thousands of free themes available for WordPress. Here is a link to the WordPress themes on the WordPress website, however you can find many more simply by going to Google and searching for “WordPress themes”.
Basically in our experience, WordPress has been the easiest, most cost effective, and most adaptable way to get a website up and running.