Why We Choose WordPress to Build Websites
August 27th, 2021
WordPress is a very popular framework and for good reason.
Although it primarily started out as a blogging tool, WordPress has grown into a robust content management system (CMS) and powerful website builder throughout the years. Created in 2003, it’s been continuously evolving and introduces powerful new features with every update.
In this article, we’re talking about how WordPress makes it simple to build easy-to-use, scalable websites and why we choose to use it for our own clients.
What’s so great about WordPress?
WordPress has plenty to offer developers of all levels and provides a foundation they can work on quickly and intuitively, making the development process a lot faster rather than starting the building process from scratch.
It’s used to power a large chunk of the internet, user-friendly for developers and users of all experience levels, and provides support for custom themes and plugins, basically making it a one-stop shop for your website needs. Let’s break it down.
WordPress is used by over 39.5% of the internet
WordPress is a common framework that translates across industries, supporting content for a vast array of business models. Websites one can create with WordPress include:
- Blog or personal websites
- Business websites
- Forums or online communities
- eCommerce sites
And the list goes on.
It’s user friendly and intuitive, not just for our customers but your end-users
As an open-source software, anyone can use WordPress. WordPress sites can be customized to fit your needs best and provide visitors with a memorable user experience. One huge advantage is that it requires little to no coding skills, unlike other CMS’s like Drupal or Joomla. You can perform almost any task in WordPress with just some basic HTML knowledge.
WordPress sites are also straightforward for non-developers to edit and make their own while offering an easy-to-use front-end for your customers.
There’s support for a lot of plugins
WordPress plugins extend the functionality of your website and allow you to do a variety of things right out of the box. There are many kinds of plugins out there, both free and premium, designed to meet a wide variety of needs.
Our team suggests using reputable plugins that have been around for a long time and have many good reviews by other WordPress site owners.
We also suggest using these top WordPress best practices and plugins to secure your site and keep it running in tip-top shape.
WordPress is easily customizable for developers to make a unique framework for unique customer needs
Like plugins, themes allow developers to choose the complexity of their site and give them the option to create lightweight, simple websites to full-featured websites that include pre-populating content and media. Even novice web designers can create a professional-looking site in just a few minutes utilizing themes.
Custom WordPress themes can support custom content and a variety of templates, allowing us to quickly create new pages, update existing page styles and content, and modify menu navigation easily as more pages are made. More advanced functionality can be implemented quickly through themes and plugins and give you complete control over how your site looks and performs.
WordPress also supports numerous media types, allowing you even more customization possibilities, the main ones being:
How We Used WordPress
Coretechs client Sensei Enterprises just got their website revamped by our team, led by Taylor, using WordPress. Their site is scalable and fully functional, with custom support for their 3 blogs and publications.
If you’d like to see more of our work using WordPress and other frameworks, stay tuned for a new website page in the works showcasing all that our amazing team has to offer!