Here at Pallas Web Development our preferred platform is WordPress. You know, the software that started out as a blogging platform? Well it’s all grown up now and has evolved into a beautiful and robust Content Management System (CMS) that makes WordPress web development a brilliant choice for both developers and clients.
Not quite sure that you’re convinced WordPress is right for you? Check out this list of some very famous websites that use WordPress as their platform of choice, too:
… we could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. If you’d like to see more examples of really big names that use WordPress, check out the showcase here.
Now that we have your attention with all of that sparkly goodness, here are some of the ways in which our clients benefit from using the WordPress platform:
(1) Reduces cost for the client
Using a CMS means that there are fewer reasons that you, the client, have to ask a developer (us) to make changes to your site. The content of the pages are modified via the WordPress dashboard, and the CMS can handle multiple types of media (images, videos, audio, social media embeds, etcetera) which means that you can do a lot more than just change the words on your page!
(2) Puts control into the hands of our clients
The WordPress dashboard is incredibly user-friendly and a good developer can build extra features into the administration panel to make it even easier for you to use. Even more impressive is that the dashboard is designed specifically so that users do not have to know any code to make their changes! If you can use Word, learning the WordPress dashboard will be a snap.
(3) Better SEO out of the box
WordPress has great features built into it like friendly slugs and semantic mark up that help you get your SEO efforts off to a good start. It can’t do all of the work for you, but with the help of some great plugins (of either the paid or free variety), you’ll be well on your way to climbing those SERPs.
(4) Improved site security
The core WordPress software comes with an easy to use updater so that bug fixes and improvements made to the software are just a click away. The same is true for any plugins that you may use. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take site security seriously or take the necessary precautions, but it does mean that you have a running start out of the gate and that’s a pretty big deal.
WordPress is both incredibly powerful as well as flexible. It can manage everything from the small scale (think: portfolio websites) to the incredibly large (think: The New Yorker). That’s why it now runs over 20% of all websites on the internet. Plus, it can also grow with your business. What may have started out as a small online presence for you and your business can now be extended with a variety features from social forums to eCommerce functionality. It’s a platform designed to go wherever you want to take it.
Whether you’re looking for full service WordPress web development or just a WordPress consultation – here in Burlington, Vermont or beyond – we can give you a hand. Drop us a line and let us see what we can do for you!