WordPress

Building a WordPress website 

WordPress is the most popular content management system used on the web. By 2017 27.9% of all websites were powered by WordPress. WordPress allows you to customise templates, use different page styles, share social links.

Cons of using wordpress

Despite having a 60% market share of web CMS's, WordPress is the most hacked CMS as 83% of hacked websites are WordPress-powered. Rather than flaws in the platform itself, hacks are likely due to a lack of site maintenance, security updates the use of outdated modules and plugins.

Benefits of using WordPress:

  • It is fairly easy in use and does not require much HTML/CSS/PHP editing, meaning that a website can be built over a short period of time without much involvement of our development team (similar to Joomla) making it a cheaper option for businesses limited on a budget.

  • Simple design updates can be made without needing to contact a web designer, via developer-free template installation (similar to Squarespace)

  • Content created on a WordPress site is easily read and indexed by the search engines. There are additional features available to optimize your content and rank higher in the web search. Such as adding meta tags, titles, descriptions, and keywords to text and media content on the page.

  • Our recommended WordPress SEO Modules are Yoast SEO, W3 Total Cache, URL Redirection, Google Sitemap Generator, Broken Link Checker, and Google Analytics for WordPress.

  • Most WordPress plugins are free or come at a reasonable price.

WordPress is designed to be user-friendly for Webmasters but every great website requires professional support. If you feel like a WordPress site is what your business now needs, contact us to discuss your business aspirations, and we will construct a WordPress website tailored to your needs.

We can also offer candid advice on where the limitations of WordPress could weigh in favour of a more powerful platform such as Drupal.