If you have an outdated website or you don’t have a website at all, make 2018 the year you get ahead of your competitors, or at the very least give them a run for their money. A new, mobile-responsive website with an ‘on trend’ design, striking visuals and written content that speaks to your audience will do the job for you.
In this post we want to share 5 reasons why WordPress is a better option for you.
1. Easy to use CMS
The WordPress content management system (CMS) is one of the best and most used CMS when it comes to managing your website. Unlike older website platforms where you need the web developer to make even the smallest change for you, the WordPress content management system allows you to access the admin panel to make changes yourself. This makes it so much easier to add photos to a gallery, change text on a page, even add in a new page if needed.
2. Plugins for all your needs
If the WordPress CMS doesn’t quite cater for everything you want to include on your website you can be sure there is a plugin that meets the requirement. There are literally thousands of plugins available that work really easily with WordPress. Whether it’s a form, a calendar, social media links or forums the plugin can be installed very quickly, making your website even more unique to your business.
3. Yoast SEO
Yoast is the No.1 WordPress SEO plugin. Install Yoast to get more visitors from Google, attract more visitors from social media andincrease your readers’ engagement. Yoast guides you through the key SEO checks with a red, amber and green traffic light system. Follow the guidelines and you will have green ticks across the board, optimizing every page on your website. From ensuring your keyword is used the optimum number of times on a page, to calculating the readability of your content, Yoast scores your efforts. It also looks after the tech stuff in the background, making sure that all is in order for the search engines
4. Cheaper / Faster build
WordPress has thousands of themes to work with when building a new website. Choosing a theme and adapting it to suit your style and requirements is a much faster process than building a new PHP website. PHP is scripting code, a time consuming process when it comes to building a website. A faster build means less man hours, which in turn means a cheaper bill when you choose a WordPress site.
5. Security and Support
With WordPress the core installation is relatively secure, but more plugins and more users can reduce that security. There are some good security plugins, some with a lockdown feature that activates after a number of failed login attempts, which can be useful to keep hackers out, or even ban their IP address. Security is down to you too; have a secure password and keep your website and plugins updated. At Barry Design we offer a website maintenance package to our customers; this includes running updates on WordPress and plugins, and supporting technical issues that may occur on your website.
Now that you understand why WordPress is a better option for your website, why not get in touch?
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