People often ask me why I recommend developing websites in WordPress. Well, here’s why:
WordPress Websites Are User-Friendly
WordPress makes it super easy for my clients to update their own websites. Most clients don’t want to have to contact their web developer just to change two words on a page. And frankly, I don’t want to be contacted for that either. WordPress is very easy to use, so my clients can update their websites themselves.
WordPress is SEO-Friendly By Design
With just a few one-time tweaks, WordPress websites are instantly SEO-friendly. Even better, SEO plugins are available that automate certain ongoing SEO tasks (like XML sitemaps). WordPress reduces SEO workload significantly compared to other methods of website development.
Timely Updates Keep Websites Secure
WordPress regularly issues security updates. This is something that is not available for custom-coded sites. If a new method of hacking is developed, and the existing WordPress code is vulnerable, WordPress will issue an update. If your site is hard-coded, such vulnerabilities would not be likely to hit your radar. As long as you regularly install WordPress updates, you can have peace of mind that your site is as secure as possible. (Note: Always backup your WordPress site before updating.)
Plug and Play Features Reduce Development Time
Features like e-commerce online stores, calendars, event registration, social sharing buttons, and thousands more are available as WordPress plugins that take moments to install. This takes a lot of the manual work out of developing such website features manually. Plugin developers also issue updates that include security enhancements as well as new features.
Why Do You Prefer WordPress for Website Development?
Do you have more reasons for preferring to build websites in WordPress? Share them in the comments below.