Why you should use WordPress to run your business website

Whether you’re starting a new business or even to revamp your existing business website you need to look no further than WordPress as platform to build your website on. There are a number of reasons why it is the first choice and so many business use this simple yet powerful tool to grow their business.

 

The WordPress platform was originally released to the masses as a free open source Content Management System (CMS) in 2003, and has steadily grown to the number 1 CMS for business websites.

 

 WordPress is free.

Yes, you did read that right, it’s absolutely free to use. Meaning you don’t need to pay anyone any money at all to use WordPress. Not only that the people behind WordPress are committed to keeping it free to use.   On top of that, WordPress is also open source. This means that you can improve or alter the source code to create the right site for your needs.

 

Easy to setup

WordPress is unbelievably easy to set up and get running. In fact most hosting companies usually have a one click install button to get it up and running.  In 99% of the cases there are usually only 3-4 questions you’ll need to answer about your site like URL, Description, UserName and password for the admin user, and in seconds after that you’ll have a fully fledged CMS and website set up ready for action.

 

Powerful from the start

WordPress is ready to use, right after install! There is no need for any further configuration. It also comes prepacked with all the essentials you need for a standard website. Comments, User Login, SEO, RSS feeds, Version Control etc. All as standard.

 

Flexible

Once you’ve got your basic site set up, and you’re gaining some traffic and your requirements for your website increase,  WordPress is flexible and scalable enough to cope. You’ll also never be short of experts to help, as there are literally 1,000,000’s of WordPress experts available all within reasonable cost.  The WordPress plugin system is really easy to use and you’ll be able to install and use features in seconds.

 

Safe and Secure

Due to it popularity on the web, WordPress is obviously a target for hackers and because of this WordPress constantly updates its software to prevent attacks. In fact, WordPress has an automatic update feature ever since the release of version 3.7.

 

Thousands of professionally designed themes

There is a large community of web designers and developers who are focused on developing and creating themes for WordPress releasing many of them available for free. WordPress themes allow you to have a professionally designed website without the pain or expense of hiring a professional web designer.

 

WordPress is ready for the mobile web

If you assume your customers are visiting your website from a full-sized computer, think again. Mobile website usage is exploding. If your website doesn’t look great and work well on a smartphone or tablet your customers will skip your site and go somewhere else.

 

WordPress is a simple and easy to use platform enabling you to quickly and easily set-up and manage your internet business. It is a trusted platform for over 60% of the world’s websites.  It has a large community of support businesses and a very large community of users.  It’s simple enough to start your business and scalable enough to grow as your business grows.

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Gary Woodfine

Founder & CTO of threenine.co.uk. Experienced full stack software developer well versed in delivering web & mobile applications utilizing cloud architectures. Areas of speciality include cross platform development in .net , PHP, JavaScript.

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