Even if you have no interest in or experience with business web design, you probably already know a little bit about WordPress. That’s because, with 55 million+ websites already using it, it’s easily the world’s most popular blogging platform and content management system.
What you might not know, however, is that more and more businesses are relying on WordPress to power bigger, more powerful business websites. What was once a cute blogging tool has become a bottom-line workforce.
What makes WordPress so valuable as a business web design tool… and why should you think about using it for your next business website? Here are just a few of the best reasons:
1. WordPress is very versatile. One of the biggest reasons for WordPress’s popularity is the fact that it can not only handle just about any kind of web design, but handle it well. Whether you need a simple website with information about your business, or a more detailed e-commerce structure, you can probably use WordPress to get the results you’re looking for.
2. WordPress sites are search engine-friendly. As you would expect from a platform that began its life as a blogging tool, WordPress is incredibly search friendly. That’s because it doesn’t just make it easy to add new content on a regular basis, but also for search engines to index that content quickly and easily.
3. The huge number of WordPress sites is a good thing. On the web, there truly can be safety in numbers. The fact that tens of millions of other people are using WordPress along with you means that any security issues or other problems are likely to be discovered and dealt with very quickly.
4. There are apps and extensions for almost anything you’d want to do. As with Joomla!, WordPress has an enormous support and development community. Whatever functionality you need to add, someone else has probably had the same need before and developed an extension to help out. Searching through them is simple, and most of these minor upgrades are available for free, or at very low cost.
5. WordPress has a very simple user interface. While clients aren’t always comfortable using software packages like Joomla! and Drupal (at least at first), most have had some experience with WordPress in the past. That means doing things on their own is fast and easy, even for employees with no background in business web design.
That’s a lot of advantages for a free, open-source CMS platform. When it comes down to it, though, there isn’t really such a thing as a “best” content management system, just the one that’s right for your business and website. Why not talk to a member of the Weblinx team today and see how we can help you improve your online presence with our expertise?