Considering building your business a website? Chances are you’ve come across WordPress or had it recommended to you. It’s no secret that here at MyTradieSite we’re big WordPress fans, we’ve been using the platform for over 10 years, build websites with it every day and use it to power our own website – the very one you’re looking at now!
Don’t just take our word for it though – here are 10 reasons WordPress is the best choice for your business website.
WordPress is Free
WordPress is Easy To Use
WordPress Supports Multiple Users
WordPress is SEO Friendly
Out of the box, WordPress is already optimised to support SEO. By using compliant, high quality code, WordPress developers have taken care of the majority of SEO issues that many website owners encounter, making it easier for search engines to crawl. On top of this, there are a range of free and premium SEO plugins that allow you to further optimise your site.
WordPress is Easy to Customise
WordPress Supports Essential Business Features
As mentioned above, WordPress plugins can be used to build advanced functionality into your business website. Want to sell products online? WordPress supports full ecommerce functionality. Need an online booking system? WordPress has several plugins that can take care of this or you can integrate your compatible third-party booking system directly into your site. Need a blog for marketing? WordPress was built for blogging. Social media, mailing lists, membership sites, online learning platforms and more are within the realms of what WordPress can achieve.
WordPress is Compatible with any Hosting Package
WordPress has a Worldwide Community
WordPress powers over 35% of all websites on the web, is available in 196 languages and the latest build of the software has been downloaded over 29,000,000 times. WordPress is open source software, so it is used, adapted and contributed to by developers worldwide.
For business owners, this means finding resources to help with a WordPress website is a no brainer – there are thousands of free resources online, and just as many web developers experienced in working with the platform.
WordPress has Stood the Test of Time
WordPress was first released in 2003 and served primarily as a blogging platform. Since then it’s grown into the world’s most popular content management system for web, being used in over 60 million websites, and it’s showing no sign of slowing down.
Being a community project means that no single company or organisation has complete control over the platform and there are thousands of designers and developers contributing to its growth. Throughout all this WordPress has remained free to download and use, so it’s likely you won’t be hit by an unexpected usage fee anytime soon.
WordPress is Updated Frequently
The core WordPress software is consistently updated to introduce new features, bug fixes and security patches which means your website will always be supported by up to date technology. In addition, themes and plugins are also updated to maintain their compatibility and update their features and new themes and plugins are made available every day. Any updates required to your current WordPress installation are flagged in the admin section of your site so you are clearly notified, and updates can be easily performed from within your site dashboard.
Whether you’re a business owner, organisation or company, community group, online store, healthcare provider or a local tradie, WordPress has something to offer you. With so many benefits, making the choice to use WordPress for your business website is easy.