If you ask a professional which Content Management System (CMS) he would recommend, he will most likely recommend WordPress. WordPress offers endless possibilities and its security and reliability are unrivalled. By far the majority of websites worldwide run on this CMS. This ensures that errors and bugs are discovered immediately. But why is it so popular?
The most widely used CMS for a reason
WordPress is a content management system (CMS), software used to build, modify, and maintain websites. It is also the most popular CMS on the market, powering 65.2% of websites whose CMS we know. That translates to 42.4% of all websites – nearly half of the internet.
Let’s briefly go over the four main reasons why you should use WordPress:
It’s free. Although users will need to secure web hosting and a domain name before getting to use it, the WordPress platform itself is entirely free to download and use.
It’s highly flexible and customizable. WordPress has many applications – from blogging and creating an online portfolio to building an eCommerce store. WordPress also welcomes community developers. As a result, many theme and plugin options are available in the official WordPress library and third-party depositories.
It’s a scalable platform. WordPress can handle websites of any size as long as the web hosting plan has the necessary resources. There’s no need to migrate to a different platform once the website takes off.
It’s relatively easy to use. Compared to hand-coding a website from scratch, WordPress requires significantly less technical knowledge. Tweaking it with code is still an option, but it’s possible to build beautiful, fully functional websites with just the graphical user interface.
Why do most professionals work with WordPress?
The fact that WordPress is the most widely used Content Management System in the world has its advantages. You can simply rely on it – otherwise you would choose another CMS. Nowadays, most professionals work with WordPress, which ensures faster development because there are more and better plugins, more and better themes and more and better links to external software.
WordPress is open-source
Even without any experience, you can easily master the easy-to-use CMS. Besides its user-friendliness and versatility, WordPress has a really big advantage: it is open-source (free). This means that it is free to download and you can modify the code as you wish. This is why WordPress has become so big. Developers create something extra, and then they can choose to make this available to everyone in the form of a plugin.
Search engine friendly
You want your website to be easily found by search engines. For this, you need a CMS that offers the right basic structure. WordPress is a good option for this, as it allows the search engine to easily crawl your texts. Based on this, the search engine determines, in combination with how your texts are written, how high you will be ranked organically (without advertisements). To write SEO-friendly texts, you can use the plugin intoteq, for example.
How does Intoteq develop?
In principle, we also build websites entirely in WordPress. There are many developers who build websites in a builder or using themes in WordPress. We actually only develop custom websites without a builder or themes. This results in an even faster loading time and really unlimited possibilities. Curious how we can help you?