WordPress is Popular
It is estimated that about 25% of all websites are hosted on the WordPress platform. There are pros and cons to each website platform that is available. Let’s take a look at our opinion of WordPress.
WordPress has over 45,000 Plug-ins
There are thousands of themes or templates available for a new WordPress website – some are even free, most are very affordable. There is also the option to begin with a template and have a graphic designer customize the site for your needs. Most functionality can be easily accomplished by adding plug-ins or add-ons to the template. There are some 45,000 available plug-ins. See our blog on our favorite plug-ins.
WordPress Offers Updates to Themes and Plug-ins Regularly
We have an internal list of 11-12 basic plug-ins we add to every WordPress site we build. The plug-ins are for security, backups, forms and forms management, blogging tools, SEO and analytics. With the themes and plug-ins used it’s not uncommon to receive 1-2 update notices per day for the themes and plug-ins. Delaying updates creates an environment ripe for hackers and risks the loss of crucial functionality.
Most WordPress Themes are Mobile Responsive
With the importance of mobile access for websites continuing to grow daily – this is an important consideration to have a responsive website that functions easily and offers a great customer user experience.
Two Beautiful New WordPress Sites
Garnet Real Estate Services uses several plug-ins, 3rd integration for MLS listings and portal logins, newsletter sign-ups, etc. Audit and Strategy sessions identified their wants and needs for messaging, tools and easy access to information for the prospects and customers.
Their site is a mixture of WordPress themes and customization and is very accessible in mobile environments.
Good Stuff Moving uses a WordPress platform along with several plug-ins and quite of bit of form integration for their quotations for customers looking for moving information. Google tools are integrated, AdWords campaigns and landing pages are integrated as well as offering a very popular blog resource with lots of archived posts.
We could show you lots of examples of how different customers from various industries with varying needs that have found that WordPress is exactly the right website platform to grow their business. Please contact us at [email protected] for a demo or additional information.