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

Not every person is technologically savvy and that is ok! Platforms like WordPress are great for people who have a will to learn. There are plenty of free resources available to troubleshoot issues. WordPress has a vibrant community of users who share resources and tips. It makes learning interesting. Due to WordPress’s popularity, there are a lot of experienced WordPress developers in the market. Any time you get stuck, there are plenty of people available to help with any issues you may have with your site.


You can grow with a WordPress website. There are plenty of features you can add as you grow. Plus, with plenty of experienced WordPress developers in the market, if you run out of time to manage your website, there are plenty of choices to have it managed by someone else.

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 right for you? In my experience, WordPress works for any project but not necessarily any person. Perhaps these frequently asked questions (FAQs) will help you determine if WordPress is the right website platform for you.
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?
The reason WordPress is trusted and secure is that there are a lot of regular updates. When it comes to website maintenance, keeping core files, themes, plugins, and your databases up-to-date ensure a healthy website with no problems.
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?
Not all plugins are created equal. You want licensed and verified WordPress plugins that are updated regularly.
Who do I buy plugins from?
Not all plugins are created equal. You want licensed and verified WordPress plugins that are updated regularly.
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.

How much does WordPress hosting cost?
It varies from company to company. It is important when looking at WordPress hosting costs to inquire what comes with those costs. For example, at Zen, we include maintenance in our hosting costs to keep things affordable and reliable for our clients.