There are so many reasons why you should use WordPress as a CMS (Content Management System) for your website. Released in 2003, this CMS has quickly become a favourite among both web-savvy users and web-novices because of how simple-yet-powerful it is.

It is easy to manage

WordPress is popular because it meets the demands of many users with its flexible framework, which allows designers and developers to create and modify layouts and applications. Used with extensions and plugins, website design is unlimited. 

Furthermore, WordPress comes with a built-in updates management system. This allows you to update your plugins and themes from within your WordPress admin dashboard. WordPress also notifies you when there is a new version of WordPress available, so you can update your site by simply clicking a button.

It is responsive

If you make a website with WordPress, it will look great on all devices. Mobile friendly google penalises sites that are not mobile friendly by ranking them lower on their results pages. It is easy to check what your website looks like on each device as you design it. This ensures that the UX (user experience) is a positive one and your visitors will return time after time. Our article on what does UX mean? is worth a quick read as it contains lots of useful information.

You can build an amazing website

WordPress started as a tool for blogging but it very quickly grew into the worlds most powerful CMS. WordPress is not just limited to writing text; you can easily upload your own video, images, audio and animations to make your website dynamic. 

You can use a predesigned template, customise a template or even build your own template, to get the look and feel you would like your website to have. From a personal blog, to a massive eCommerce business, WordPress can deliver the online presence that you need.

It is SEO friendly

WordPress is SEO friendly. Popular search engines, like Google, tend to rank websites that use WordPress higher than those that don’t. This is because the CMS’ framework makes it easy for the search engines’ spiders to crawl. Furthermore, plugins like Yoast which works with WordPress, help immensely with making your site SEO friendly. 

It is secure

WordPress is developed with security in mind, and it is considered to be a very safe and secure platform to run a website. However, just like the real world, the internet can be an uncertain place. Another reason why WordPress is so beloved are the security measures the developers take to preserve the trust of its users. The WordPress staff constantly update the CMS along with the plugins that integrate with it.  

WordPress is a great CMS to use for building your website. It takes a few months (if you have the time and enthusiasm) to learn how to use WordPress to build a basic website and a few years to become an expert. But you can manage your WordPress website, making simple text changes with only minimal training. We at Surrey Web Studio will use WordPress to build and maintain your website.