- February 6, 2018
- Posted by: rfcreativesolutions
- Category: Blog
With today’s emerging technologies, it is now easier than ever to create, run and manage your own business web presence. Web Content Management Systems, or WCMSs, are a new tool that many web designers use to quickly create a website based on previously designed templates that designers from around the world create and, often for a fee, allow you to use on your web project. The only requirement is to install and setup any of the currently available WCMS systems in your hosting service, and in a matter of hours, you can have a full-blown website ready with different plugins and accessories, for a minimal cost. However, these new tools are not to be used lightly. A good Web Designer can use a previously created design, and transform it to a unique website that your customers can feel compelled to use. But if your designer doesn’t know what he’s doing, it is very likely that your website will do more harm than good to your web presence.
There are plenty of options out there, which will let you create, design and even manage your own corporate website. However, one of them stands out for being intuitive, easy to use, and has the backing of a worldwide community of developers and designers that allow you to choose from thousands of templates which you can install and provide you with a foundation for your website. Now, why choose WordPress at all? Let us explain 10 reasons why you should use WordPress in your next website project.
1. It’s easy to install
With years on development, WordPress has become a rock-solid Content Management System (CMS) application that is available to use and install on several platforms and hosting services. Today, most hosting providers allow automatic installation of WordPress with a few simple clicks. The advantage of WordPress is that a web developer can have a website up and running in no time, thus reducing your overall costs and your project’s bottom line. When choosing WordPress, you are selecting a platform on which to build your website and have it running in no time.
2. It is easy to maintain (hint: you can even do it yourself!)
Maintaining a WordPress installation is fairly easy, with most tools readily bailable on the system itself to perform backups, restore data, and make updates to your website on-the-fly. Years ago, if you needed to change something in your website, like add a page, change a structure or add some photos to a gallery, you had to hire back a web developer to make all the changes for you. Using WordPress, it’s as easy as logging in to your WordPress Administration page, open the page or section you want, and save it. Everything is automatically saved for you.
3. Thousands of Templates to choose from
One of the best features of WordPress is that you have literally thousands of design templates to choose from. In the past, 50% or more of your total web project cost consisted of graphic design: a graphic designer would create a design layout that included the style, colors and images of your website. Once you approve it, a web developer would take this template and convert it to a format you could use on your website. This process usually cost thousands of dollars. But with WordPress, thousands of graphic designers all over the world create and sell their designs for use within the WordPress community. You could browse from thousands of templates and designs, choose the design you like, and a Web Developer (that’s us!) will install it and modify it for your tastes, change colors and layout elements like logo, menu content and create pages, and have it ready for you in no time.
4. Plug-ins: the core of WordPress
The best part of WordPress is its abundance of plug-ins, or add-ons, that provide different functionality to your website. Many years ago, if you wanted your website to have certain capabilities, your only choice was to hire a web programmer and create the functions for you. These services were almost never cheap, and it meant that your website would end up costing thousands of dollars more. But with WordPress’s plug-in repository, you can search for thousands of plug-ins that add different tools and functions to your site. Do you want to run a store? No problem! Just download one of the many e-commerce plugins available for free. Yes, FOR FREE. What about a restaurant? A café? Or maybe a hotel booking tool? You got it. WordPress has thousands of plug-ins you can choose from that are easy to install, run and maintain.
5. Community maintained and developed
Finally, WordPress is maintained and developed by a community of programmers that keep the ship in top-top condition. You will be able to update, maintain and keep your website installation secure from new threats right within your WordPress installation. The WordPress community will inform you about new updates that you will need to update regularly. The good thing is that you can do it yourself right from the Administration page. This will let you keep your costs down, as you will rarely need a web programmer to do this for you.