WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems and blogging platforms. However WordPress is not the only CMS or digital publishing platform out there, so why do we use it?
One of the main reasons we use WordPress, is that it’s user friendly, and simple to update. Once the initial design for the website is completed and the content has been uploaded, it is simple for our clients to log into their website and make changes themselves, that is if they want to!
Another important reason why we choose to build our websites using WordPress, is that there are so many different plugins available!
Plugins allow you to extend the functionality of your website. For example, you are able to add advanced features such as contact forms, an online store, improve Search Engine Optimisation, add pop-ups, newsletter sign-ups, member only zones - the list is endless. WordPress plugins are easy to access through the WordPress plugins database and third party websites. We only use plugins that are regularly updated and have thousands of downloads - the more popular they are, the more reliable they will be. And if you can’t find a plugin to do what you need, we can build one for you!
WordPress vs Wix
When creating a website, you may need to consider future expansions as your business grows. This is where using a platform such as Wix may not include all the features you are after. Wix is a fully hosted platform, this means the software provided is simple, and the storage and bandwidth is shared among other Wix users. This could become a problem for your site if you gain a high volume of visitors.
You may well have access to hundreds of templates when setting up a Wix site, however you are very limited when it comes to customising your site, and you are unable to import templates.
The plugins which are available on Wix are also very limited, you are able to select from a library of applications, however in most cases users are expected to pay additional monthly fees to gain access to these.
WordPress is SEO friendly. Essentially this means that Google and other search engines love WordPress. WordPress sites usually tend to rank higher than others in search engines. WordPress even have SEO plugins to further optimise a website.
Get in touch with Holly Small Design today and speak to us about your requirements and see how we can help you!