Why We Recommend WordPress As Our Choice of CMS

June 4th, 2012No Comments »

A CMS (Content Management System) is software that allows website owners to add, remove, or change elements of their website. This could be site content, images, blog posts, contact forms – all a CMS does it make it easier to do everything without changing the HTML of the page itself. Now, the question is which CMS should you choose? There are a few dozen out there, with a few really popular ones, but we will typically always recommend one over anything else: WordPress.

Why WordPress?

We get asked that question a lot, and it really comes down to one reason: WordPress makes it incredibly simple to do complex tasks. There’s a reason that WordPress is the current CMS for over two thirds of the million most popular sites in the world right now, and that’s the same reason why almost a fourth of new websites are using WordPress. It has been proven in the field and always delivers satisfactory results, time and time again. Let’s get a little more specific. We like Woprdpress because:

There’s virtually no learning curve – You can type in the URL for your site, log in, and perform just about any task right off the bat. The user interface is designed with the beginner in mind, but somehow manages to be intuitive enough for veterans to feel like they aren’t playing with kiddie software.

Publishing is as detailed as you want it to be – Do you want to publish a blog post? You type it in, click a button, and it’s done. Do you want to publish that post automatically to your Facebook and Twitter accounts? Two clicks and you’re set up. Do you want to have options for setting up your post’s SEO, metadata, and distinctive URL? You can if you want, and if you don’t it doesn’t get in your way. WordPress is like that helpful teacher who’s there to show you more whenever you ask, but doesn’t shove it down your throat.

The community is helpful, engaging, and intelligent – There’s going to come a point when that one teacher can’t show you everything, and at that point the entire community steps in to help. No matter what you want to do or what questions you have, you can speak with people who have already figured out the answers to those tough challenges. Additionally, you get access to over 20,000 free themes and plugins to personalise your site and make it your own.

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