WordPress is a popular content management system (CMS) to build your website with. It is secure, even our government and leading corporations use WordPress! WhiteHouse.gov is a WordPress website.
WordPress is robust and highly customizable. It helps you keep development costs down with the use of plugins too. If you’re looking to build a website, WordPress is our favorite. Let us share why.
Enhanced Features, Low Cost
Plugins help to add robust features to your WordPress website without the expense of building from scratch. Do you know how your smartphone has applications? WordPress has plugins to create contact forms, online stores, interactive maps, and more. With a little know-how when it comes to integration, plugins provide great interactive features for your website.
The other benefit of plugins is that when you develop every feature from scratch for yourself, you have to keep up-to-date with changes in browsers, operating systems, and other technology. Whereas when you utilize a trusted plugin, those developers do that for you. All your web team has to worry about is installing the update when it is batched out.
Easy to Learn
Infinite Design Opportunities
WordPress is equipped with themes. Themes are something installed on the website to give it a certain look and feel. It’s helpful to think of them as a template. By default, WordPress has its own free theme you can customize right when you install it. If you don’t like it, you can search right in WordPress for a theme that you like. Or you can go online and order one from another website.
Much like plugins, you want to be sure to select themes from trusted creators who regularly update their themes. WordPress core updates regularly to keep it secure and ensure that it maintains its compatibility with web browsers.
Frequently Asked Questions About WordPress
Is WordPress good for beginners?
WordPress can be very difficult for beginners to build a website from the ground up. In our experience, it is best if a professional develop the website for beginners and then teaches them how to update it and make changes.
WordPress is best for moderate to advanced web designers and developers. For moderate users, i.e. those who have a solid understanding of HTML and CSS, WordPress is a great way to learn and improve your skills.
What kind of maintenance does a WordPress website need?
What does it cost to build a WordPress website?
That varies widely! You can build a WordPress completely free by designing it yourself and hosting it on WordPress for free (not recommended for businesses). Most people choose to customize their WordPress sites with a unique domain and enhanced plugins. The good news is when designing yourself, you can keep the costs down substantially if you need a low-cost website.
Most people choose to have a professional design their website. Those quotes can vary widely depending on whether or not you work with a company or a freelancer. If you are starting a business, it is important to call around and get quotes. Find people to work with that understand your vision and needs.
Learn more about how much it costs to build a professional WordPress website here and here are our tips for lowering the costs of a professional WordPress website.
How much do WordPress plugins cost?
Who do I buy plugins from?
Where do I host a WordPress website?
No matter where you host, it is best to have a managed WordPress host. Hosts specific to WordPress will help your website load faster while helping keep everything up to date.