What are the benefits of having a WordPress website.
Low price of web development
WordPress is an Open Source CMS. This means that the soft itself is free out of the box. You may wonder why you’d need to pay a web developer at all. Free version has a common theme (interface) and minimal functionality. To turn this “raw material” into a proper site that works as YOU want, web developer must first install and configure the basic WordPress entity. And then code a custom theme – an bespoke interface and set of scripts that looks and works as the client expects.
Developer may also add functionality that is not available out of the box: contact forms, bookings, events, fancy design, payment integrations, etc. And still, the price is much lower than if that functionality would have been built from scratch.
Turnkey site that you can manage yourself without the need to pay a webmaster
WordPress is a CMS software. CMS stands for Content Management System. Sites build with CMS have a graphic administration interface that can be accessed by site owner with username and password. Here are just some things that you will be able to do yourself via the site admin:
- Add/edit/delete pages or blogs
- Add/edit/delete any text anywhere on site
- Add/edit/delete media: images, videos, audio, PDF and other document formats
- Add and edit data tables, graphs, spreadsheets (additional development required)
- Create events/take bookings and use calendars to manage them (additional development required)
- Showcase products, receive inquiries via contact forms and even sell online (additional development required)
- Translate content of your site in multiple languages (additional development required)
- And so much more
Over the years we have worked with many CMS systems. And one by one they failed the ultimate test – user test. Their admin interfaces proved to be difficult for the clients. While WordPress always seemed so intuitive and easy to use, that we often heard our clients say “It’s so easy to deal with! It’s like a toy”.
Access to large pool of web developers and free or low cost plugins.
WordPress is the most popular CMS that ever existed. Which means that you won’t be tied to one web development company forever.