Much more than a blogging platform, WordPress is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) that provides its end users with an array of possibilities. From mailing list management to client portals, social features, and an impressive plugin architecture with over 37,000 plugins available, WordPress is without a doubt one of the most powerful CMS platforms around. So powerful in fact that it is the most widely used platform available. There are currently 74,652,825 sites that depend on WordPress every day. But the attraction to WordPress for most users comes from its incredibly simplistic, fully integrated interface. Gone are the days when you needed a web developer to swap out a banner! WordPress makes managing the aesthetics and content of your website relatively easy. From the less tech-savvy users to bloggers, marketers and developers, WordPress offers something for everyone.
Features that make WordPress our preferred CMS platform
Incredible Plug-In Eco System
Perhaps the most alluring feature of all is the impressive plug-in library. With over 37,000 plug-ins available, creating and expanding the functionality of your site is practically limitless. A few of our favorites include SEO by Yoast, Jet Pack, Edit Flow and Contact Form 7, to name a few.
Search Engine Friendliness
WordPress is extremely SEO friendly and if you know anything about search engine rankings, you realize how important this is to the health and success of your website. In fact, WordPress even got a vote of approval from Google Engineer Matt Cutts, who stated, “WordPress automatically solves a ton of SEO issues.” Not to mention, with the free Yoast SEO plug-in, optimizing your site for search engines is even easier.
An Open Source Dream
Unlike most other website building tools and software, WordPress is open source. This is invaluable for various reasons. Being an open source project means that thousands of web developers from around the world are able to contribute and continually enhance the code. It also means that WordPress is free from the limitations of commercial restrictions, so you are free to utilize the software however you please without having to worry about a licensing fee or a disruption in service.
Community of Support
The WordPress community is as vast as it is helpful. Basically, if you have a question about something –however minor or complex, there is a very good chance someone else has had the same question. With so many users, it creates an active, thriving community of support and collaboration.