Advantages of Using WordPress as a CMS

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Wordpress started out as an open source blogging platform and over the years has transformed into a full blown content management system (CMS). It even recently won the Open Source CMS Hall of Fame award in head to head voting against other CMS powerhouses Joomla and Drupal. The newest versions allow for custom menus, page hierarchies, and much, much more.

So what does all this mean for your website?

1. The WordPress Install is Easy and Free

Since WordPress is open source and is available as a free download on the website, you can host the software on a multitude of hosting companies. Many (such as Dreamhost) offer one click installs right from their control panel. Another advantage of open source is the large development community that is constantly improving upon the software, meaning WordPress gets better and better with each new release.

2. WordPress Plugins and WordPress Themes Provide Total Customization

There are over 12,000 plugins available for free in the WordPress Plugin Directory, and each one of them is capable of improving the functionality of your website. There are plugins for image sliders, search engine optimization, creating social communities, and so much more. If you need a feature on your website, chances are there’s a plugin for it. And even if there isn’t, we offer custom WordPress plugin development for any special feature you may need.

WordPress Themes are also a huge plus to choosing WordPress. With thousands of paid and free WordPress themes on the internet, it’s easy to find one that is just right for your business. And every WordPress theme is customizable, meaning our WordPress designer services can create just the right look for your site.

3. It’s Simple to Add Content and Update Your Website

As a CMS, WordPress makes adding and updating content a snap. Create a new static page or blog post with just a few mouse clicks. Add your content, click publish, and just like that your content is dynamically added to your website or blog. If you need to go back later and update the content of page, simply open the page in WordPress’s easy to use content editor. You don’t have to worry about messing with any code, or accidently changing the look of your site. Of course if you’d rather leave the updating to us, we can provide reasonably priced maintenance packages as well.

If you’re ready to get started on your WordPress powered website, contact us today for a free quote! We’re ready to help you utilize the power of WordPress on your next project.

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