Why We Recommend Using WordPress to Power Your Website or Blog
WordPress is one of the worlds most popular content management systems powering a massive 23.3% of the top 10 million websites on the internet. Some of these sites include giants such as Metro, Beyonce and Google even uses it to power it’s Google Ventures website. Not only does WordPress allow you to create great content it also makes for a great foundation to power just about any kind of website you can imagine. From social networks to ecommerce, the possibilities are endless. So why should you use it?
Ease of Use
WordPress is extremely straight forward to use. You can install it in one click with minimal technical knowledge on web hosts such as ourselves. It is built to put content first so managing your sites pages and posts is a sitch. With great templates and customisation tools you can take away the need to find an expensive web designer .
Due to the popularity of WordPress, its community is very active. This means help is always on hand in the WordPress support forums and there is an abundance of learning tools available across the internet. Furthermore it means there is a stream of great themes and plugins being produced by the community free of charge.
The beauty of WordPress is that it can be whatever you want it to be, your imagination is your only limitation. There is an endless array of free and premium themes and plugins that enable you to make your website stand out.
WordPress themes are templates which give your website its unique design. The WordPress theme repository boasts a multitude of vetted templates that are available to you free of charge and cater to almost all aesthetic pallets and use cases. If you can’t find your exact fit you can also look for premium themes on marketplaces such as Themeforest.
Plugins are where the real power of wordpress lies. Plugins allow you to expand on the already rich feature set of WordPress and do things such as create an online shop or a social network using free yet powerful tools that can be found in the plugin repository. If you need that extra power that might be absent in some of the free plugins then you may be interested in the premium addons that most of them have to offer or you can also grab great premium plugins from Code Canyon and various established developers.
3rd party integrations such as Google Analytics, Facebook and many others can be easily implemented either through plugins or widgets that can be deployed site wide with minimal effort.
As we previously mentioned, making changes to your WordPress website is as easy as pie. Switching the style of your website is as simple as selecting a new theme and activating it and it doesn’t affect any of your existing content.
Search engine optimisation allows your website to be better understood and ranked by search engines and therefore results in an increased level of traffic from search results. WordPress makes SEO super easy. Most templates have basic SEO measures built in but if you need that extra control to really enhance your optimisations you can use plugins such as WordPress SEO by Yoast.
So there it is. With WordPress you can get your website online with minimum fuss or hassle and it has the power and flexibility to grow as your needs develop. If you’re looking for WordPress web hosting then look no further. Our packages are optimised for WordPress and offer great value.
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