WordPress is a widely used content management system (CMS) with over 32 million downloads to date. Extensive features and tons of add-ons make it a robust yet cost effective solution for just about any type of website imaginable. This is just one of many reasons it is our preferred tool for building powerful, flexible solutions that help our clients use their site as a marketing tool – not a brochure that just sits there doing nothing for you or your customers.
Why Should I Care?
As long as it works, most people don’t care how or why their site is coded in one way versus another. That’s why they leave the geek to us! So what is important for you to know? To cover a few main points, WordPress websites:
- Are extremely flexible so adding new features takes minutes, not days
- Include functionality out of the box that would take hours to build on a normal site
- Allow authorized contributors to add and edit content
- Can be fully customized
Get started with one of our packages for WordPress Websites and we’ll do away with the $120 installation fee!
Features & Plugins
In case we haven’t made our point yet, WordPress has a lot of features and add-ons. Almost 20,000 of them! Most are free or request a small one-time donation and some you have to pay for.
Some of our favorites
- Customer Relations Management
- YouTube Videos
- Social Media Integration
- Mailing Lists and Newsletters
- Shopping Carts & E-Commerce
- Surveys & Polls
- Photo Galleries
- Google Analytics
- SEM & Keyword Analysis
- Custom Post Types
- Spam Prevention & Security
- Custom Fonts
WordPress itself is free – doesn’t get much cheaper than that! Essentially when you work with us all you pay for is hosting, setup and customizing plugins along with the look and feel of the site. You can also start with one of thousands of pre-existing themes and have us swap out basic stuff like images, fonts and colors.
WordPress is also Open Source software distributed under the GPL License which means anyone can use and reuse code for commercial or personal use. Largely for this reason, there are a lot of developers working on WordPress itself as well as those twenty-thousand plugins! It also means that there are a ton of resources out there – tutorials and how-tos, support forums, great documentation – that all go a long way in saying WordPress will be around for the foreseeable future.