Why You Should Consider Using WordPress as Your CMS
There’s a number of reasons why WordPress is an ideal CMS, but there’s some misconceptions out there as to why an organization should use WordPress instead of a hard-coded website. So, we’re going to take you through all the truths and falsehoods so you can understand why WordPress is the right choice.
5 Common WordPress Misbeliefs & Why WordPress is an Ideal CMS
False: WordPress is limited to pre existing designs.
Truth: We do select a theme to theme to kickoff development, however, there’s so much customization performed that your site will not be a cookie cutter of another using the same theme.
There are thousands of themes to select from and just about every aspect of your theme is customizable. What’s more, when selecting a theme, you can check out reviews of current and past users so you can feel confident in your decision. Your theme is simply a starting point. Once the creative specs (logo, fonts, color pallet, etc.) and content is added, your theme will become uniquely you.
False: WordPress can only accomplish a limited spectrum of tasks because the code on the side isn’t individually crafted.
Truth: You can have just as much site flexibility and at a lower price, by using WordPress.
WordPress is built using common programming languages that have been extensively used and tested. And when I say extensively, I mean it. WordPress’s community consists of highly skilled and dedicated coders, testers, and contributors. Updates, fixes and improvements are implemented regularly across themes. WordPress also has over forty thousand plugins available that can automate things faster (and cheaper!) than hiring a manual coder. This means you get a reliable site that has been tested and refined within a faster turnaround time than you would if you hired someone to hard code your website.
False: WordPress is meant for small businesses.
Truth: WordPress is used by all, big and small.
Examples of large companies that use WordPress are The Walt Disney Company, Sony Music, TechCrunch, Explore St. Louis, and IZOD. WordPress powers about 1 in 4 websites. In fact, WordPress has persisted the fastest-growing CMS for the seventh year straight! While the big dogs with deep pockets may use WordPress, so can a small business on a shoestring budget. WordPress isn’t exclusive to the affluent and has more flexibility than a hard-coded site. Your WordPress site will grow with you as you successfully blast off.
False: WordPress cost as much as a hard-coded website
Truth: WordPress is much cheaper than custom development
No matter how you look at it, WordPress will always be much more affordable than custom development. During the creation of your site, thanks to the pre-built framework and available plugins, much of the coding is already completed. When your site is completed, the backend is user-friendly, so simple updates can be made yourself instead of paying the agency a fee every time you want to make simple changes. And after you’ve had your site for some time and want to make growth adjustments, thanks to the WordPress contributors, your theme has the flexibility to change, whereas a completely new site would have to be made if it was custom coded.
False: WordPress isn’t secure
Truth: WordPress is obsessed with security
The WordPress Security Team is made up of 25 experts, half of which are internal and the other half in security fields. WordPress also collaborates with competitor security teams to address shared concerns. They practice Responsible Disclosure to expedite security vulnerabilities and push out automated security enhancements without the site owner needing to do anything- the security update will install automatically. And leader of all WordPress security measures is their Security Czar, Aaron Campbell. Not only does he have a cool title, his experience in the online security space is top-notch.
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