We always get asked why we only use WordPress to build websites. The answer is simple: WordPress is the most popular and best website platform out there.
We have used many other platforms in the past, but now we only use WordPress. In this article, I am going to tell you why your website should also be built using WordPress.
Common Misconceptions About WordPress
- “WordPress is for blogging, not for building websites.”
- “Why should I pay a web designer if WordPress is free?”
- “WordPress is difficult to use and not user friendly.”
I’ve heard these concerns plenty of times before, usually from new business owners or old-fashioned web designers who are stuck in their old ways of building websites.
WordPress.org vs WordPress.com
Before we go ahead, I just want to clear one thing. We use WordPress.org to build your website and everything we talk about in this article is related to that.
Now I’ve outlined below the 7 reasons why WordPress.org is the only platform you’ll ever need for your website and why we personally use it for all our projects:
1) You can make changes easily by yourself
This is our favorite reason why we love WordPress. You, as a client have control over your website which means you don’t have to pay your web developer for every tiny change.
You can simply edit text, images or add new posts to your WordPress website, just the same way you do in Google docs.
2) Full control over the design
Some people think WordPress is a kind of basic platform that can only be used to create simple websites, but it’s not true.
WordPress gives you full control over what your site looks and performs like with no limitations or restrictions.
You can customize every aspect of your web design and create a bespoke website tailored to your business needs, which is not possible with other platforms like Wix, Squarespace, or any other DIY solution.
3) Mobile friendly
You might not know that Google penalizes websites that are not mobile-friendly and rank them lower on their search results.
And having a mobile-friendly website is no longer a luxury, but a necessity, given the fact that more than 60% of people use the Internet via smartphones.
When building your website, we’ll make it responsive. This means that when viewed on a mobile device or tablet, the website layout will adjust to fit the screen size. It’s nothing new but WordPress makes the process much easier than working with other platforms out there.
4) Search engine friendly
We have found that WordPress websites always rank better on search engines than Joomla, Wix, and Squarespace.
And that’s because of three reasons:
- Clean URL Structure – The framework of WordPress makes it easy for the search engine’s spiders to crawl the website pages and content
- Website Speed – WordPress is fairly lightweight without any unnecessary code that makes websites faster
- SEO Plugins – There are many SEO plugins available for WordPress that allow you to optimize your website pages easily
In fact, Matt Cutts of Google personally endorsed WordPress in 2009.
5) WordPress works with almost everything
This is one more of the biggest reasons why we love using WordPress. You can integrate and connect to any third-party software, CRM or
We never have to worry about integrating any 3rd party software with your website like:
- Any payment gateway like PayPal, Stripe, etc
- Email marketing software (Active Campaign, MailChimp, and more)
- Your CRM software (Salesforce, Pipedrive)
- Project management software (BuilderTrend, Co-Construct, Asana, Basecamp)
WordPress integrates beautifully with all these software and many more.
In fact, all major software companies create their own WordPress plugins because they know how popular it is and they want to lose their customers.
6) It’s popular and big-name brands use it too
WordPress powers over 30% of all the websites present on the Internet. There is no doubt why so many people trust this CMS to build their website, it offers reliability and simplicity with all the features you need for your website to be successful.
Even WordPress is used by some of the world’s most well-known brands with millions of visitors per day, for example, TechCrunch, The New Yorker, Mozilla, Mashable, BBC America, Wall Street Journal, and many more.
7) Free online help and support
If we build your website we are always more than happy to help where possible, but you should also be able to manage your website by yourself for any basic changes.
WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world. This means that if you get stuck along the way, chances are you’ll be able to find free articles or videos that may help you.
So there are the main reasons we only use WordPress because we find it to be the best software to build a website for our clients.
If you want a website that will grow with your business, our team can help. Feel free to book a 15-minute call with us and we’ll get you on track for success!
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