Why we love WordPress

WordPress is one of the top, if not the top blogging platforms available today. However, WordPress isn’t just for blogging, it has evolved into a full-featured Content Management System (CMS), and is so far beyond just a blogging platform, it’s remarkable. Plus, to put the cherry on top of an already heavily decorated ice-cream sunday, it’s open-source (FREE!). If you’d like to know more, you can visit the official WordPress Site.

So what’s the big deal – why is WordPress a better option than a static HTML site? Here’s the way we look at it: WordPress is essentially a static HTML site by design – as its layout and navigation are embedded HTML markup driven by CSS counterparts – no different than a static HTML site – however, it comes with bells and whistles standard.

Through the language of .PHP, and the help of a database, WordPress goes way beyond a static HTML site, and here’s why: Right out of the box, your WordPress installation comes with a full-featured administration panel, essentially a ‘back-end’ for you, and potentially your users to login to. From here, you can add new media (photos, videos, mp3s), make new blog posts, add or edit pages, manage users, and many other features a static site doesn’t offer.

Why are these features beneficial? Well, you can edit your own content from any web browser from anywhere in the world, without fancy software. Plus, with WordPress plugins, in the event a feature isn’t available out of the box, it’s most likely available from a directory of plugins available through WordPress, most free, some not.

Some other key features include standards compliance out of the box, no page rebuilding necessary – all pages auto update with changes, so no need to track back to each individual page to edit code, full user integration, and the ability to back up and export data is a huge plus.

Our site is built on the WordPress platform, and with the amazing features available, I recommend the use of this amazing CMS to each of my clients. I would highly recommend considering the use of WordPress if you plan on building a site that you want to be frequently active on, and frequently updating. Sometimes a static site is all you need, but if you plan on building your exposure through your site, we recommend daily unique updates and constant activity.

If you have anything you’d like to add, or have any questions, please leave them in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!


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