Released in 2003, WordPress is the simplest way to create websites at no cost or at very low cost.
It is easy to use, so much so that even a person with absolutely no knowledge of web development or web design can build a great website. Many of its templates are free, and those that aren’t can be purchased cheap.
Apart from these two major reasons to use WordPress, there are many others that make novices, experts, small start-ups and major Fortune-500 companies (think Disney, Microsoft, Target, UPS and many others) choose to create websites on WordPress.
WordPress is very secure platform if users follow best practices. They have a team of 50 security experts detects and patches bugs before they have a chance to grow and consults on all core releases.
If site owners regularly update their core software, plugins and themes and also apply all security updates (WordPress issues releases on these regularly), there is no reason a site should be vulnerable.
While some may argue that WordPress sites are hacked more than others, data from third-party sources shows these hacks were possible because site owners did not have updated software or security or that they used outdated plug-ins or themes, or even low-quality plug-ins.
Customizable themes & templates
There are tens of thousands of themes available on WordPress, paid and free. These themes could be from WordPress itself or from third parties like ThemeForest. There is a mind-boggling variety of templates from providers like Divi and Avada.
Easy content creation
The mostly drag-and-drop functionality of themes on WordPress means creating a website is extremely easy.
Creators don’t need to have a knowledge of working in PHP, MySQL or even MariaDB.
Further, since WordPress was initially created as a blogging platform, it still retains a clear edge over its competitor when it comes to content published on it. Built in word-count, auto saving, easy insertion and placement of different types of media all make it easy for people to create and publish content on the platform.
Websites built on WordPress have a very attractive option of scaling a website according to a business’ growth. A start-up that created a website with just three pages could eventually grow and decide to include pages like “Meet the Team” or if it’s involved in giving back to the community then it could add a page on its CSR activities.
On the other hand, if a business decides to do away with certain services they offered previously, it is easy to simply remove the pages on those services.
If you’re looking to have a great website for your business, we at WDBBM have the expertise to create one on WordPress, just get in touch with us!