It shouldn’t come as a surprise to most people that WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS). It’s a great tool for creating and managing your website, and any company can benefit from its features. When creating a website there are so many CMSs to choose from each with their own pros and cons.
Here are five reasons why LaunchUX recommends WordPress as the best CMS:
WordPress is Free
It is an open source software, which means it’s free to edit, use and redistribute. You can use it for any kind of project you like – blogs, eCommerce stores, personal use, advertising, and much more (although some of those will require plugins that are paid). On its own, it is completely free – no matter how much traffic your website brings in. You’ll never have to pay a penny unless you want to upgrade to a better version or have a site professionally designed.
It’s the Most Popular CMS
With such a large user base you can be confident that WordPress developers will continue to support and upgrade it. If you choose to pay for it, you will have 24 hour customer support Monday to Friday. Because the website building platform is so popular, there are endless guides and tutorials online. People will have already produced numerous guides and tutorials for pretty much anything you might need to learn how to do.
WordPress is SEO Friendly
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is how you increase traffic to your site through organic search engine results. The better the SEO of your website, the higher you will appear on Google searches. The framework for WordPress makes it easy for search engines to crawl your websites so that websites built on the platform will rank higher than websites on other CMSs. There are also some very useful free SEO plugins to help you grow your website’s SEO. And you can always contact LaunchUX for SEO assessments and advice – it’s kinda’ our thing.
It’s Safe and Secure
WordPress is a very safe and secure platform. WordPress has a high security standard for their platform. They continuously update their platform and the plugins that integrate with it to avoid all efforts by hackers to get into websites built on their platform. Keeping your WordPress version up to date will also fight off bugs and potential security threats.
And It Keeps Getting Better
WordPress is evolving by the day to improve its user friendly interface and features. As time goes on they will continue upgrading their systems and fixing any bugs that may be present at the time.
You can expect that all of the features I listed above will continue to improve as well.
Overall, you can use WordPress for both personal and commercial websites. There’s very little that you can’t do on WordPress. If you aren’t already using this CMS then we highly recommend considering it for your business’s website.