The wonders of WordPress

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Why do I design my websites using WordPress?

Before I get started, you may be asking, what is WordPress?  OK so WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP.  But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today.

There are many amazing benefits of using WordPress to power your company’s website and here are just a few:

1. It’s Easy to Use

WordPress is very easy to use and has an intuitive interface.  Adding new pages, blog posts, images, etc. on a regular basis is really easy and can be done quickly.  Because the technology is so simple, time spent on formatting is greatly reduced.

2. You Can Manage your Website from any Computer

WordPress is browser-based therefore you can login from any computer that is connected to the internet.

3. No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required

WordPress is a self-contained system and does not require HTML editing software (such as Adobe Contribute or Dreamweaver). You can create a new page or blog post, format text, upload images (and edit them), upload documents, video files, image galleries, etc.

4. Search Engines Love WordPress Sites

The code behind WordPress is very clean and simple, making it easy for search engines to read and index a site’s content. In addition, each page, post, and image can have its own meta tag keywords, description, and title, and be optimized for specific keywords, allowing for very precise search engine optimization.

5. You Have Control of Your Site

No more waiting for your web designer to make simple updates to your site. With WordPress, you have control of nearly every aspect of your site and can easily make those simple updates yourself.

6. The Design of Your Website is 100% Customisable

WordPress acts as the engine for your website. The look and feel of the site can be 100% customised so that your brand can shine through on your site and provide a unique experience to your visitors.

7. Blogging is Built-in and Ready to Go

Since WordPress was originally created as a blogging platform, blogging capabilities are built-in and are easy to integrate.

8. Extend the Functionality of Your Site with Plugins

WordPress makes anything possible with plugins, most of which are free or reasonably priced.  You can add anything, such as E-commerce, booking systems, social media feeds, galleries, EU redirects etc.

9. Your Site Can Grow as Your Business Grows

WordPress sites are very scalable. You can have thousands of pages or blog posts on your site and the performance of the site will not be compromised in the least.

Thanks for reading!

For more information about my website designs, please check me out at: www.lemonzestdesigns.com.

Cheers – Mel (Lemon Zest Designs) Web Designer Harrogate

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