Our developers have loads of experience with the big three: Drupal, WordPress and Joomla. As WordPress professionals, we know why WordPress is the best CMS and therefore works for so many projects, but understand that many others may be skeptical.
Most web designers, web developers, and users praise WordPress for its ease-of-use, hence why it’s become so popular, and its growth just keeps on accelerating. Just to give you an idea, WordPress accounts for 74,652,825 sites. That’s 18.9% of all websites, astounding when we know that 70% of websites don’t use any CMS.
Here are our top 8 reasons why WordPress is the best CMS:
1. Open Source
WordPress is free to use and maintained by the community, which means no royalties for using the software commercially or otherwise. Additionally, WordPress has thousands of talented and dedicated developers, designers, and programmers behind it. Updates, fixes and improvements come at a rather steady pace.
2. Ease of Use (Even for Non-Technical Users)
WordPress was designed with amateur bloggers and news sources in mind, so the interface is clean, self explanatory, and easy to use. By utilizing an interface (sort of) like Microsoft Word in their blogs and pages, WordPress has made it so that adding content can be easily accomplished by you and your staff.
3. Theme Variety and Responsiveness
WordPress also supports an expansive list of responsive themes – and if a given theme is not mobile-friendly, WordPress allows the developers to change the responsiveness of the site without trashing it.
4. Massive Library of Free Plugins/Software
Few platforms can boast the same amount of freeware available to users in the form of plugins that can be found in the WordPress Repository, which has around 40,000 (and counting) plugins. Many of these are also free, meaning that you can build the site you want faster and at a lower cost than if it were coded from scratch.
5. It’s an SEO Powerhouse!
Coded to be SEO-friendly “right out of the box,” developers and Search Engine Optimizers (like us!) can really fine-tune every aspect of SEO rather quickly with great plugins like Yoast SEO.
Though it is a highly utilized platform, frequent updates and community support provide users with a secure environment to hold their content and users. Not to mention the security team of 25+ security experts from Automattic whose job is purely to make sure that WordPress is safe from attacks.
WordPress has an astoundingly large amount of documentation for developers that are maintained by the community.
8. Flexibility for Business Growth
With WordPress, you can build as big as you can dream. You can always re-theme your site to keep up with trends, and this process is a lot less time-consuming than building another website from scratch. There are also plugins that you can utilize to add certain features (like e-commerce capabilities) at a later time.
So we’ve gone over its versatility, flexibility, SEO friendliness, security, technical excellence, and value. Don’t just take our word for it, though. WordPress is used by some of the most widely recognized brands in the world such as eBay, CNN, CBS New York, Harvard Business Review, Boise State University, New York Times, Dole, Glad, Mercedes-Benz, the U.S. military, and Vogue.
WordPress has been dominating the CMS market and from what we can tell, it isn’t going anywhere, either. Contact us today so that we can review your existing WordPress solution or plan for a new one.