Is WordPress web design right for me and my business?
Designing a website can be overwhelming. There are so many different platforms, templates, colour schemes and plugins to choose from that it’s easy to get discouraged.
What about Squarespace or Wix? If you’re like many business owners, all of these questions can lead to headaches and confusion, which is why I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you why we believe WordPress is the future of Web Design.
WordPress is open source, quick and easy to use
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system that’s powerful, flexible and simple to use. Additionally, WordPress has grown to power over 40% of the internet. It’s used by more than 75 million websites, including some of the world’s best-known brands and WordPress Junkie!
The average website owner spends about 8 hours per month managing their website. What if you could spend half that time doing something else, such as writing content for your blog? Using WordPress makes maintaining your website super easy. Whether you want to add additional functionality through plugins, generate a new page or update to the latest release, WordPress can save you time and stress.
What does this mean for business owners?
It means you can spend more time working on what’s important and not wasting countless hours trying to make simple changes and updates to your website. Furthermore, keeping your WordPress website up-to-date is essential to ensure you are not vulnerable to cyber threats. With the update tools provided, out-of-the-box, keeping everything up-to-date and secure is quick, easy and affordable. Gone are the days of spending £ 1000’s for high tech web developers to create a new website when you want a refresh or new section adding.
WordPress updates are essential but straight-forward and certainly will not break the bank.
Dedicated WordPress hosting ensures your website is full-optimized for speed, availability and usability
Having the right web hosting is crucial. The servers should be powerful and reliable, and they should be correctly configured, so your website runs smoothly at all times.
This is where dedicated WordPress web design and hosting combined can provide you with a website that far exceeds any other CMS’s performance and reliability on the market.
When you use our WordPress hosting services, we automatically take care of updates and backups for you. Our Web Hosting Control Panel is easy to use – even if you’ve never created a website before! We use the latest technology, and our platform is configured with learnings from the past 13 years of WordPress website Development.
It’s the most popular CMS in use on the web, powering more than 75 million websites
What makes it so popular?
As WordPress web designers ourselves, we may be a little bias, but the truth is that most people don’t know what sets this CMS apart from the thousands of other options available online today.
WordPress has been around since 2003 when it first became available as a publicly released version under its original name b2/catalogue. Six years later, in 2009, Matt Mullenweg published “the story behind WordPress”, which revealed that over 20% of all new websites were created with this platform!
Today it powers over 75 million websites and 40% of the internet. We anticipate this to continue on an upward trend in the short, medium and long-term.
WordPress is the most popular CMS on the market and has been for over a decade.
There are thousands of plugins you can choose from to help customize your WordPress web design.
There are thousands of plugins you can choose from to customize WordPress. Some of the best ones include contact forms, video embedding, and search engine optimization.
The sky really is the limit when considering website functionality. I challenge anyone to find a website function that cannot be re-created using a WordPress plugin. In our experience, there is a plugin for every website function imaginable.
Although some plugins offer particular functionality, most are released under the GPL (general public license).
What does this mean for your WordPress web design project?
Well, it means even if you find a plugin that adds some of the functionality you require, but not all, the plugin can be used as a base, extended and modified to suit your specific needs. Without the plugin to enable this, the cost of developing many features would be 2x, 3x or even 10x higher.
WordPress web design offers many different themes that are easy to modify with just a few clicks.
One of the best features of WordPress is that it easily allows you to change your site’s design. In fact, there are thousands of pre-made themes available, and it’s easy to find one that fits your business needs.
Although there are many free and paid themes on the market, we don’t recommend this route to our customers. While this offers a great solution for personal blogs and such, a commercial website using an out-of-the-box theme can result in a poor performing, vulnerable website.
Many out-of-the-box themes come with many features and options, of which most are often never used or required. This results in a bloated site, which is not performing as well as it could without these extra features.
Additionally, you have to rely on the theme developer to keep everything up-to-date and in-line with the core WordPress platform. Quite often, theme developers will move onto a new project and neglect previous ones. This, in turn, results in you not updating your website without something breaking. As we’ve already described, not keeping everything up-to-date poses a significant security risk to your website, the data behind it and ultimately, your business.
WordPress is easy to use, and it lets you quickly set up a professional-looking website with all of the features you could ever need.
Due to its open-source status, Arguably WordPress is likely going to continue its dominance across the world wide web. It’s an excellent platform for newbies and experienced designers alike because it has a ton of free resources and useful plugins that make designing much faster and more intuitive than ever before.
With dedicated hosting infrastructure designed to ensure a WordPress website runs faster than any other platform ensures you will always be running on the latest and best-performing technology.
With the ability to extend a Worpdress website’s functionality through plugins, adding complex features and nice-to-haves is easier than any other CMS on the market.
The bottom line: WordPress is the future of web design.
One final thing before you go…
Are you looking for WordPress web designers for your next project?
WordPress Junkie is a software company with a team of highly experienced WordPress developers. We offer custom-built websites that get you results: attractive, functional and easy to use. You’ll work directly with the lead developer on your project from beginning to end, which means you’ll always receive personalized attention and timely feedback for all your requests.
Give us a call on 01423 642813 or fill in the form below – we’d love to learn more about your business and how we can help with your next WordPress web design project.