Why use WordPress for a business website?

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In today’s online world, building a website is a necessity for just about any business or organization. However, the choices are vast and the decision can become overwhelming. 

There are many website building applications out there, but none of them compare to WordPress. It is the most powerful and flexible website building platform available and runs more than 40% of all published websites globally. WordPress is easy to use and can be used to create any type of website, from a simple blog to a complex e-commerce store. It is highly customizable, easy to manage and can be used by both beginners and seasoned web developers alike. WordPress is freely distributed, standards-compliant, fast, light, and free.

There are literally tens of thousands of plugins that extend what WordPress does, so the actual functionality is nearly limitless. You are also free to do whatever you like with the WordPress code, even using it for commercial projects without any licensing fees. 

At the core of WordPress is a simple interface similar to the desktop publishing software you use today. With no coding experience or expert knowledge necessary, the learning curve is often about as short as typing in your site’s URL and logging in. In fact, many users are able to pick up the basics without any training at all. 

WordPress makes sharing content and attracting readers to your site a breeze. Whether pushing content to social networks, ensuring that your website is provided in the optimal format to appear at the top of search results the moment you hit publish, or providing visitors the ability to subscribe to specific content sub-feeds in their favorite feed reader (or even via e-mail), WordPress is not simply a website, but rather a content-publishing platform. With a single click, you have a powerful megaphone to broadcast your message to the world.

WordPress is a completely free and open-source self-hosted blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. A Content Management System (CMS) is a platform that enables the creation and management of web pages, generally using database tables to store the information, which is then called dynamically through templates and theme files within the CMS

WordPress is an easy and low-cost solution for small businesses, and can even be utilised as an online storefront. Being an open source system, means that it is constantly being tweaked and updated by the WordPress community. The passion and dedication shown by this community since WordPress began in 2003 has created a platform that is now the most widely used CMS software in the world, and as of June 2021, it powers more than 40%(of the top 10 million websites and has an estimated 64% market share of all websites built using a CMS.

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With the ever growing success of the WordPress platform, the resources available to any user are just about limitless. To date there are more than 4,000 themes and 50,000 plugins available for free at WordPress.org With so many options it can be overwhelming to find what to use, but never fear! Having been building website with WordPress since the dot com boom, I have shortlisted the right plugins to solve any business challenge. I’ll whittle the 4,000 themes to choose from down to my top 5, and why they are my go to themes as well! So let’s get started with planning your new website.

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Joff Crabtree

Joff Crabtree

Joff is a digital experience specialist, business advisor, coffee addict and longboard skateboarding enthusiast living in Fremantle< Western Australia

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I am a digital business advisor helping small business owners to understand and leverage technology to improve their business.

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