WordPress is one of the most popular and easiest to use content management systems (CMS) available. About 27% (2017) of all websites are powered by WordPress. Although WordPress was initially designed as a blogging platform, it has since grown and expanded to become a comprehensive and versatile CMS used by both professional web designers and the average user with limited knowledge of content management systems.
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We offer a wide variety of maintenance services. We offer everything from custom WordPress design services along with full eCommerce websites with WooCommerce and WordPress. Take a look below to get a full scope of the services we offer.

  • Monthly Security Updates
  • Monthly WordPress Core Updates
  • Weekly Plugin Updates
  • Premium Plugin Integrations
  • Unlimited WordPress Updates
  • One-on-One Tutorials
  • 24/7 Security Monitoring
  • WordPress Hack Cleanups
  • CloudProxy Firewall Integration
  • WordPress Staging Environment
  • WordPress Uptime Monitoring
  • Dedicated Account Manager

What’s so Great About the WordPress CMS?

So why do so many websites go with WordPress over some of the other major content management systems out there? Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of using WordPress:

1. It’s Open Source!

First off, WordPress is free to install and use. It is also open source, meaning its original source code is available publicly for any user or developer to view, modify and enhance. This gives the user or developer the flexibility to improve upon the source code to match his or her desired website goals. With open source website code, a developer can enhance the overall look and feel of a website through website redesigns and custom website development services. 

Plugins for WordPress: The plugins and extensions for WordPress will allow for ultimate customization and add-ons. If you are looking to increase the overall usability of your website or increase certain functionalities, it can usually be done with a plugin. Many plugins for WordPress are usually free, however, the best plugins are anywhere from $20 – $200 on a yearly basis. Some plugins are just a one-time cost.

Themes for WordPress: With the wide range of website themes and templates to choose from, WordPress can be used for almost any website style or design that you like. If there is a certain design or style of website that you like, it can usually be done with any WordPress Theme Framework. Frameworks are what some themes are built on that allow for easier customization without knowing code. However, most Frameworks for WordPress still take some knowledge in HTML and CSS.

2. Simple to Use

In comparison with other content management systems (CMS) like the Drupal CMS and Joomla CMS, WordPress is much simpler and straightforward to use. That is why there are literally millions of people who choose to work with this content management system. You don’t have to be an expert on web design or CMS to work with WordPress.

With WordPress, you can eliminate the costs associated with training personnel to use it as there are many free resources online that you can use to teach yourself. It has an intuitive administrative interface that makes adding, editing and removing content pretty easy.

There are also many popular frameworks like Visual Composer that allow for incredibly simple drag and drop page builders. This makes managing your website very simple in the backend when you are looking to make an update. 

3. Versatility

WordPress is very flexible and can be used for an expansive range of websites. From responsive website design to Accelerated Mobile Pages and eCommerce websites to personal blogs – the list goes on and on – WordPress is a very versatile system. Also, 

4.  Search Engine Friendly

Search engines, like Google, tend to work well in reading and indexing the contents of a WordPress-powered website. There are also SEO plugins available, like Yoast for instance, that can be added on to WordPress. However, this is not to say that with WordPress, you do not need to adopt search engine optimization (SEO) strategies to boost traffic on your website. Think of WordPress as a solid starting point for SEO but remember that you probably still need to put in the strategic work or work with a SEO strategist to boost your website’s online presence and ranking.

5. Security

It goes without saying that it is not 100% guaranteed that there will never be a security breach when using WordPress. However, compared to other content management systems, WordPress is secure by integrating many features like an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and plugins like WordFence Security.

Compared to the amount or WordPress installs on domains, there have been few security exploits over the years since WordPress came into existence. Keeping that in mind, it is still wise to employ some security measures, like an SSL and WordFence to minimize the possibility of a security breach. Also, you should be using a reliable web-hosting company that utilizes a secure environment on dedicated servers can protect your website from hackers and making sure your WordPress system is always up to date.

Also, you should be using a reliable web-hosting company that utilizes a secure environment on dedicated servers that can protect your website from hackers and making sure your WordPress system is always up to date with database backups, core updates, and plugin updates on a weekly if not daily basis. 

6. Wide Range of Plugins Available

When it comes to expanding the functionality of your website, plugins can come in handy. There are so many plugins available for WordPress and many come at no extra cost to you. Plugins give you the freedom and room to customize your websites so that they meet your particular goals and unique needs. They can also make your website more interactive, user-friendly and fun to navigate. Some plugins, for example, help you integrate social media content to your website.

7. Theme Customization

To give your website an individualized look and layout, WordPress offers a variety of themes and design templates from which you can choose. Additionally, these themes can be further customized to provide the unique vision, theme and user experience you desire for your website.

8. Frequent Updates and Upgrades

The great thing about WordPress is that because of its large number of users and the fact that it is open source, there is always constant feedback and suggestions on how the system can be improved. As a result, WordPress is frequently updated with new and improved features and bug fixes to protect your website and optimize user experience (UX).  Plus, WordPress upgrades are easy and quick to install.

9. Troubleshooting and Support

As we mentioned earlier, millions of people choose to use WordPress over most other content management systems. This has led to a huge community of active WordPress users that regularly exchanging ideas and tips on how to better use WordPress. There are many WordPress forums and online resources that offer free troubleshooting and support solutions should you encounter any problems while using the software.

10. Multiple Users

WordPress understands that websites sometimes require more than one user to run smoothly and efficiently. That is why it offers the capability for multiple users to have access to modifying and maintaining the website. Some roles that can be assigned to different users on WordPress include Super Admin, Administrator, Editor, and Contributor.

Among the content management systems we use, WordPress is the most popular. We provide comprehensive, customized WordPress web design and web development for a wide range of websites, depending on your project’s goals and needs. Our objective is to carve out an online space for your business that will have customers excited about your products and services, inevitably booting your sales and bottom line.