WordPress: Your recipe for efficiency & practicality
A short intro to WordPress
First things first. Before we start listing the endless benefits of WordPress and guide you through its success story, we have prepared a short resume about this awesome site builder and Content Management System (CMS) whose popularity is growing by the day.
WordPress is one of the most used website builders in the world. According to data from web technology survey firm W3TechsAlmost, 39% of the world’s websites use WordPress. These websites also happen to have multiple purposes: they vary from small personal blogs to big complex sites for huge companies like Mercedes Benz, The New York Post, Sony, NBC & Time INC, etc.
In CMS comparison, the top 3 website builders today would be WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.
What makes them ahead of the race is the fact that they are free for users to download and install. They also happen to give great importance to the user’s needs when it comes to customized and specialized functionalities.
So why does WordPress remain on top of the list of website builders worldwide?
In this article, you will explore the multiple benefits of this CMS. Before you’ve even finished scrolling down, you’ll understand why WordPress happens to be our go-to CMS for most of our projects.
The X Factor of WordPress
Imagine that every person in the world can build their customized dream car without the help of a mechanic. This is what WordPress is able to do for your site.
With its unique features, WordPress is simple and agile to the point where it allows any user, even a technically inexperienced one, to manage a website’s backend. Unlike Joomla and Drupal, which require a minimum level of coding and programming knowledge, WordPress is accessible to users of all levels and backgrounds. This alone will give WordPress the key ingredient to remain the most popular content management system in use today.
Bear in mind that coding knowledge can also provide an extra flavour for your WordPress website, because you can also build it from scratch
It’s a full package, Guaranteed to please everyone.
Want to know more? Keep scrolling and check out the simplified WordPress resume that our team at Triangle Mena prepared for you.
The Perks of using WordPress
First things first. As mentioned above, Over 455 million websites use WordPress. Numbers talk, and this one is a huge number considering the variety of content management systems worldwide.
In case you want to understand WHY and HOW WordPress became the diva of all platforms, Keep scrolling.
- WordPress is extremely flexible and adaptable
Let’s just say that WordPress is like water. It can fit any requirement you have in mind and be used for all types of websites. Whether it is a simple blog, a small business, a podcast platform, a complex news site, a full-service e-commerce store or a huge business entity such as a large multinational corporation, WordPress will amaze you with its flexibility on all levels. Thanks to the incredibly simple access to its source files, big variety of themes and extensive plugin ecosystem, you can always count on WordPress for your company’s changing needs. It’s an awesome site builder and Content Management System
- WordPress is straightforward and user-friendly
From installation to content management, WordPress is designed in a flexible and simple way for all kinds of users. If you already have your domain name and hosting account, you can install and upload your WordPress site in no time.
The catch here is that you don’t even have to be a technical expert or know anything about code. The admin dashboard will be your control room and your first stop, as it will be the control panel of your whole website.
If you know how to use Microsoft Word, you will find WordPress content management to be a piece of cake: Instead of referring to complicated code to edit your content, you’ll edit your texts using the same simple editing guidelines.
- WordPress offers you a variety of plugins to extend or add a functionality to your website.
Although WordPress has all the required elements to create a basic site, many users like to add more exclusive functionalities or add new features to their site.
These functionalities/features could be anything: Registration forms, shopping carts, galleries, chat functionalities, contact form, chatting rooms etc.
WordPress is the kind of CMS that can help these users go the extra mile thanks to its exceptionally large plugin ecosystem.
With hundreds of plugins, which are basically small pieces of code designed to carry out specific tasks, website owners can purchase and install any plugin to optimize their website.
When we say exceptionally large, we mean it. WordPress alone holds in its directory more than 52000 official extensions. Evenmore, it allows you to add plugins from other official extension directories such as Joomla or Drupal, along with many other extensions offered by third-party developers.
Oh and, once more, we have to point out that WordPress makes the process of adding these features to a website easier for users, since they can do it without knowing a single line of code. How cool is that?
- WordPress sheds light on your site in terms of ranking
SEO and WordPress sites go together like peas and carrots. Armed with powerful content optimization tools and plugins like Yoast SEO (search engine optimization), WordPress gives you the power to rank high on search engines like Google.
You’re not a code genius? Once again the answer is one and the same: don’t worry, WordPress makes search engine optimization seem like a walk in the park.
If you want to boost your SEO and drive traffic to your website, you only need to configure some basic settings and the plugins will deal with the rest.
You do not know how to deal with SEO? We got news for you: your plugins can guide through it all, by inspecting your content and offering suggestions and recommendations.
Whatever your technical skills are, in terms of SEO optimization, sky is your limit when you have a WordPress website.
- The WordPress grants you 24/7 free support
Being popular has a lot of perks. Since WordPress is a digital diva, and because it is a free and open source, it generated engaged communities worldwide who formed a huge support ecosystem. Think of it as a safety net for all the help you with anything you might need when using this CMS, from basic knowledge to optimization tools to keep your site secure and updated.
We’re talking about a massive help network that actually engages with WordPress users. This network will empower these users and provide them with a solid around-the-clock support and is manifested by: International WordPress camps, WordPress user groups, blog posts, tutorials for every level, dedicated support forums etc.
In other words, with WordPress, you are never, ever alone… What’s not to like?
- WordPress makes your site look good on any device
So far, we covered the fact that WordPress has your back in much about everything related to your website. This fact extends to your site’s accessibility and layout on all devices: Desktop, Ipad and smartphones. With WordPress, you wouldn’t have to stress on how your website will appear on mobile, because ..[Drum roll]… WordPress sites are Mobile Responsive.
This is an important advantage as well, not only in terms of how the site will look on devices, but also in terms of Google rankings, who happen to be affected by Mobile responsiveness as well.
To put it all together
Everything we mentioned above was only a simplified bio to show you the advantages of having a WordPress website. in brief, it’s an awesome site builder and Content Management System
However, this is only a tip of the Iceberg compared to what a skilled team could do. Our long experience with WordPress can boost your site in ways you never thought possible.
So if you want to explore the full potential of your website, reach out to our team of experts who can build your website using “e-xagon” CMS, a content management system developed internally on top of WordPress. This gem alone will take your business to a whole new level.
That is a promise from us to you. And, at Triangle Mena, we never make promises we can’t keep