What is WordPress?
WordPress is a powerful, versatile web software used by over 60 million websites around the world. It’s the most popular Content Management System (CMS) available on the market, and it powers the websites of many distinguished organisations and figures, such as Time Magazine, The Obama Foundation, Mercedez Benz and Usain Bolt. It’s available in 65 languages and is seen by tens of millions of people every day.
At Oracle Design we specialised in WordPress web development, and use it to create all of our client’s websites. Here’s our top 5 reasons why –
#1 – It’s Easy To Use
Before becoming a world-renowned CMS, WordPress was originally developed for non-tech savvy bloggers in 2003. Since then, it has evolved extensively in terms of functionality and flexibility, but the core components are still surprisingly simple. Once we’ve taken care of the set-up and design customisation, our clients can update their existing content with ease. Due to its popularity, a wealth of tutorials and support are available online, and many clients are already familiar with its user-friendly interface, which results in less staff training when building a new website.
#2 – It’s Open Source (a.k.a Free!)
WordPress software is 100% free to download, install, modify and use, and comes with no recurring costs. To use it, all you need is a domain and hosting, both of which we help our clients to set up. The source code is also openly available for developers to study and contribute to, which has led to an extended community providing continuous improvement and rigorous testing to keep WordPress at the top of its game.
#3 – Powerful Functionality
There are over 45,000 “plugin” extensions available within the WordPress repository, and over 30,000 of those are completely free. From simple galleries, slideshows and contact forms to online stores, forums and SEO optimisations, the creative possibilities are practically limitless. These incredible resources assist in reducing our development time, which allows us to offer the most cost-effective solutions to our clients.
#4 – Design Versatility
WordPress uses a flexible framework which allows us to create beautiful, unique websites to cater exclusively to our clients’ needs. Its high standard of clean, quality coding is optimised for search engines “right out of the box”, and it also supports responsive design which means your site can look great across all devices, from mobiles and tablets to desktop computers and smart TVs.
#5 – Safe & Secure
WordPress is developed with security in mind and is regularly updated by a team of 25+ experts to keep the software safe from hackers and malware. Security patches can even be set to be installed automatically, and additional security plugins are readily available.