WordPress Web Design Brisbane
At the time of writing this article, WordPress is, by far, the most popular open source Content Management System (CMS), used by approximately 75 million websites.
That makes it the most popular web design and development tool in the World. Making it easy to find people who can support the platform and provide help if you decide to take on the work yourself.
WordPress is free to install, deploy, and upgrade. Thousands of plugins and templates power a flexible and simple interface, which reduces development costs and deployment time.
The Design and Development of WordPress Websites are significantly less than hand coded websites because there are so many features built in and there are thousands of themes and plugins to suit your needs and can be customised to suit the your niche. All that’s needed is to add your own content.
WordPress is Easy to Customize with Themes and Plugins
A large portion of people using WordPress are neither web designers nor programmers. As a matter of fact, most folks start using WordPress without any prior knowledge of designing websites.
For non-tech savvy folks, WordPress is the perfect solution because there are thousands of free website templates (themes) that you can choose from. There is a perfect WordPress theme for just about every kind of website (whether it’s a blog, business site, or an online store).
WordPress themes are easy to customize because a lot of them come with their own options panel allowing you to change colors, upload logo, change the background, create beautiful sliders, and truly customize it to your needs without writing any code at all.
You can also add custom functionality to your WordPress site by using plugins. WordPress plugins are like apps for your website that you can use to add advanced features like analytics, contact forms, membership area, and more.
Just like themes, there are thousands of free and premium plugins available for you to use. To learn more, research articles online on what are WordPress plugins and how they work.
Aside from adding extra functionality, some WordPress plugins can let you transform your website into a completely new platform. Take a look at our expert pick of essential WordPress plugins for every website.
WordPress is SEO Friendly
SEO or search engine optimisation is very important today in having your website found in search engine results pages or SERP’s for short. In fact SEO accounts for quite a bit of digital marketing today.
WordPress is written using standard compliance high-quality code and produces semantic markup. In non-geek terms, this makes Google and other search engines love WordPress.
This is why WordPress sites tend to rank higher than others in search engines.
By design, WordPress is very SEO friendly out of the box. You can also use WordPress SEO plugins to further optimize your website. For complete step by step instructions, see our ultimate WordPress SEO guide to properly optimize your website.
My recommendation however is to use the Yoast SEO Plugin.
Yoast SEO is built by a team of professional developers, many of whom contribute to WordPress core too.
Because Yoast conscientiously follows all the SEO news and makes sure that the plugin is adapted to the SEO changes, you don’t need to do anything! You do not need your web developer to make SEO changes all the time.
That’s the beauty of the WordPress plugin system: you can use the Yoast SEO plugin to optimise your pages.
WordPress is Easy To Manage
WordPress as the perfect web design tool which is easy to setup and manage. With a user friendly graphical user interface, you can intuitively find your way around the dashboard.
WordPress comes with a built-in updates management system. This allows you to update your plugins and themes from within your WordPress admin dashboard.
WordPress also notifies you when there is a new version of WordPress available, so you can update your site by simply clicking a button.
To protect your data from any accident or hacking, you can easily use a WordPress backup plugin to automatically create backups and store them safely on a remote location.
You can also manage your WordPress site on the go with WordPress mobile apps.
WordPress is Safe and Secure
WordPress is developed with security in mind, and it is considered to be a very safe and secure platform to run a website. However, just like the real world, the internet can be an uncertain place.
There are intruders out there who want to get their hands on as many sites as they could. To protect your WordPress site, there are a few simple things that you can do to make it even more secure. For details, see a step-by-step WordPress security guide for beginners.
As a Website Designer I use WPMU Dev “Defender” on our websites to protect against common threats such as brute force attacks and malware, which is important for Small Business and their business websites.
What ways to use WordPress?
Following are just a few examples of different kind of websites you can make with WordPress.
- Start a Blog
- Make a business website
- Start an online store
- Build a membership website
- Sell online courses
See our full list of 19 different types of websites you can make using WordPress.
We hope this article answered your question about why you should use WordPress. The best way to truly experience the power of WordPress is by using it. Give it a try, and let us know what you think. Or have us do the work for you, contact us now to get an obligation free quote.
Thanks to WPBeginner as a source for material used in this article.