Creating a powerful website for small businesses that are working with a budget is always a challenge. It would be great to have all the bells and whistles of larger corporate sites that are built using one of many content management systems (CMS) on the market. Unfortunately time, resources, and money get in the way. In steps WordPress.
WordPress is an open source content management tool that is one of the most widely used web software’s in the world. Primarily used in the blogging community, WordPress can also be extended to a full content management system for small business websites. The biggest benefit of building a website on the WordPress platform is to take advantage of the CMS capabilities that allow ‘non-technical users’ to manage the content of every page of the site.
Other major benefits of utilizing the powerful tools within WordPress include:
- The Online Community – WordPress has a large user base around the world and there are hundreds of websites that provide online training, plugins, and templates.
- It’s FREE – Downloading and installing WordPress on your hosting plan is absolutely free for all users. This leaves room to spend your budget on custom design, setup, training, and internet marketing.
- Integration Opportunities – Because of the large user base, WordPress integrates with so many other web software programs on the market.
- Strength of Life – Don’t worry about WordPress becoming outdated anytime soon, the community of builders continue to release public upgrades and security enhancements insuring that the software will be around for a long time.
If you need help getting started with a website built in WordPress, please contact our expert web designers. Based in San Diego, California, Crown Point Design has built several websites that allow small businesses to successfully manage their online presence with the power of WordPress.