Why We Recommend WordPress to Our Clients

November 3, 2016 | 0 comments

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WordPress is one the most popular content management systems (CMS) on the internet – and for good reason. It has evolved from a simple blogging platform to one of the most robust and flexible content management platforms available as a leading website development platform. If you’re wondering why we stand behind WordPress for our clients, we’ve outlined a few reasons that make it our first choice for a CMS platform.

Cost Effective

Building a website takes resources. Design, development, hosting fees, domain purchase, copy-writing, photography and potentially more. WordPress is cost effective because the system is free to download. As an open-source community software, it saves money for those looking to upgrade their systems. WordPress also remains free of charge because numerous volunteers, consultants, and experts maintain it. When you are looking to build a website, one less cost – and for a better product – can mean a lot.

Full Suite of Features

Other CMS platforms require licenses, add-ons, and modules before you can start using them to their fullest. This is not the case with WordPress – it’s ready to go as soon as it’s installed.

Once installed a WordPress site can be built with whatever features you want. We can always make adjustments later as it releases new updates, add-ons, and plugins. It’s also a fantastic platform for digital marketing. When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), WordPress-powered websites are very easy for search engines to crawl through. This is a huge boost for your SEO efforts.

Fast & Easy to Secure

Newly installed WordPress is as susceptible to cyberattacks as other CMSs, so security is crucial. Once WordPress is downloaded and installed, it will need security plug-ins to be protected. However, there are some great plug-ins that are quick and easy to install. On top of that, WordPress can be updated for top-of-the-line protection. After initial security plug-ins are installed, software updates mean your site won’t be as vulnerable to cyberattacks. We setup the proper security measures and protection on every website we build. We offer monthly maintenance and monitoring services as well.

Easy for Users and Developers

For users, WordPress is much more friendly than other CMSs, and that’s true for programmers, too. It’s written using a programming language that has a ton of capabilities. Our programmers can refine the specifics of what you need for WordPress, meaning faster operation and more time to build up sites with more advanced code. This means less time on setup and more time customizing the site to your standards and specifications. When a CMS is easy for the programmer and the user, it automatically means an easier transition, time saved, and money spent more efficiently.

Customization

The amount of customization possible with WordPress is constantly growing. The open-source community offers countless custom-made themes and plugins to serve any purpose you can imagine, and the security updates constantly protect your site against the latest digital threats. If you are looking for a more inexpensive option we can build a site using a premium WordPress theme or we can take customization to the next level building a one-of-a-kind design. Since WordPress is a website development platform that is open-source community software, we can edit the source code to your liking and create the exact site you need.

Plugins and Add-ons

WordPress offers thousands of add-ons and plugins for users, and the number of available themes and plugins grows all the time. What this means for you is that we can build your site with a wide array of functionality that doesn’t need to be developed from scratch, saving us time and you money. Customization on WordPress is nearly endless and the number of possibilities keeps growing with every submission from the developer community.

Flexibility

Whether you need to create an eCommerce site for your business, a personal blog, or a forum for online discussion, we use WordPress to tailor your website development platform. You aren’t limited to text, either. WordPress lets you host audio files, video clips, and images. You also can edit your files right on the WordPress platform, so everything fits exactly the way you want it.

WordPress doesn’t just save you money. When you build a WordPress-powered website, you’re getting the support and creativity of a vast online community of experts and users like you. WordPress is easy to use, easy to customize, and fantastic for any type of site you can imagine.

Other Options

While WordPress is our first choice we of course understand that WordPress may not be for everyone and more complex sites may require a different CMS or even a custom one. With every client we take the time to discover what the needs are for them specifically and determine the best fit.

Justin Arcara
Justin Arcara
Justin is an entrepreneur, web developer, and the founder of Arca Interactive that specializes in website design. Arca Interactive builds high-performing, custom websites for local and national brands.

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