Why should you use WordPress for your Website?

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Here’s ten reasons why you should use WordPress for your business website in 2016

In no particular order here are ten very convincing reasons why you should be using WordPress CMS and Slashdot Web Development to power your business website this year

Coming in at #10: It’s easy to learn, easy to use and easy to master

If you have ever created a document using a word processing program like Microsoft Office then you can create a WordPress page. It has a nice easy to use and understand interface and using any number of great visual editing plugins you’ll be dragging and dropping images into you articles, adding sliders, content and features to your website in no time. At Slashdot Web Development we even give you full training on how to use it when you have your site developed with us!

At #9: It’s Open Source…which basically means it’s free to use!

Thousands of very talented people around the world have taken the time to build WordPress.  Open Source software comes with freedom for you to use, modify, build upon, and redistribute the software in any way you like. There’s no licence fees to pay to any one to use the main platform of the software. At Slashdot Website Development we love to actively engage with the WordPress community to find out new and better ways of doing things. We make sure you get the full benefit of this when you choose to have your website built by us.

Sitting at #8: Amazing Functionality

As soon as you install WordPress it comes with some amazingly powerful functionality; blogging, commenting, dropdown menus and so much more. With  just a few more clicks you can add plugins that bring even more  functionality to your site. There really is no limit when you have a web development team behind you that can help you realise your ideas and turn them into web powered reality. We can build you a website from scratch, redesign your existing site or simply build you a plugin to add the functionality you want.

At #7 we have SEO Friendliness

WordPress is optimized for search engines right out of the box. For more fine-grained SEO control, there are plenty of plugins that can do this for you. Google loves WordPress. Your WordPress dashboard will show you exactly how your site is performing and what you can do to get your site zooming through the rankings.

Mobile Friendliness at number #6

WordPress does a fantastic job of being mobile friendly when you have the right design applied to your site. It’s blazingly fast architecture means your site appears and and acts like a mobile site should enabling you to keep your customers on your site and getting you the results you are looking for.

Everybody else is doing it, so should you at #5

With over 75 Million websites being powered by WordPress at the moment you will be sitting in great company. From Walt Disney Company to Herald Sun, from Vogue to Toyota, some of the biggest brands on the planet rely on WordPress to power their online web presence.

At #4, Security, Security and Security

WordPress is developed with security in mind, so it is considered quite safe and secure to run any website. However, just like the real world, the internet can be an uncertain place. A number of real-time plugins help you to monitor your site, leaving you safe in the knowledge your site is being protected from attack. With Automatic Background Updates for Security Releases WordPress is your source for peace of mind web development.

At #3 it’s the sheer Flexibility of the CMS

With WordPress, you can create any type of website you want: a personal blog or website, a photoblog, a business website, a professional portfolio, a government website, a magazine or news website, an online community, even a network of websites. You can make your website beautiful with themes, and extend it with plugins. You can even build your very own application.

Easy User Management at number #2

You don’t always want to give everyone  the same access to your website. Administrators manage the site, editors edit content and  authors and contributors write that content, and subscribers have a profile that they can manage so they can see your content. This lets you have a variety of contributors to your website, with different access for different people.

Plugging away at #1 is Plugins

WordPress comes packed full of features for every user, for every other feature there’s a plugin directory with thousands of plugins. Add complex galleries, social networking, forums, social media widgets, spam protection, calendars, fine-tune controls for search engine optimization, and forms. We can even build new plugins for you that do exactly what you want it to do. Adding functionality to your site could be as simple as plugging in a plugin and configuring it for you. Wed Development doesn’t always need to be an expensive thing!

If you need anymore reason to use WordPress CMS for your website, give us a call on 03 9998 2543 today or get in touch!