Benefits of Designing and Building your New Website on WordPress
WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. As of 2021, the platform accounted for 64.7% of all websites that use a CMS.
In this blog we’re going to look at why WordPress is such a popular choice for web designers and highlight some of the key benefits of using the platform.
1. WordPress is Easily Accessible
WordPress is very easy-to-use. In our experience if you’re comfortable updating your social media, then it doesn’t take too much time to get your head around using the intuitive WordPress platform.
Here at Guidance Digital our Bristol web designers have made things even easier by creating a library of tutorials. These videos detail everything from accessing your dashboard to changing a picture, editing text and much more.
2. WordPress is SEO-friendly
WordPress is very SEO-friendly. This means your website will have a good chance of ranking well in Google’s search results, especially if you also install the Yoast SEO plugin.
As a local business, SEO can be one of the best ways to put the products and services that you offer in front of potential customers at the precise moment they’re searching for them.
3. WordPress is Secure
If you decide to design and build your website on WordPress, you don’t have to worry about hackers gaining access and messing with your site.
WordPress is an extremely secure CMS. Updates are released frequently to fix security problems and ensure all sites remain protected, even as malware and viruses become more sophisticated.
4. WordPress is Scalable
WordPress is scalable and can easily handle any size website or blog. This means as your business grows, you can add more products/services or upload dozens of work projects with no worries at all.
5. Free Plugins
As WordPress increases in popularity, so do the number of plugins designed to work specifically with it. This makes an already powerful platform even more customizable and user-friendly.
There are thousands of free and premium plugins available, with many more being added every day. If your site needs additional functionality, there’s every chance your WordPress web designer will be able to find and integrate a plugin that does the job for you.
6. Easily Integrate your Social Media Feed
If you’re busy, adding a social media feed plugin like Smash Balloon can be a great way of keeping potential customers up-to-date with everything that you’ve been doing.
The benefit is that one quick post from your phone to your business Instagram, Facebook or [insert alternative social media platform here] account will automatically be added to the social feed on your website. No additional work required.
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