There are reasons – compelling ones – for why WordPress is dominating when it comes to website development for businesses and organizations.
From its functionality and versatility to its security and affordability, WordPress has grown from simple blog hosting to be the program of choice for the creation of websites and mobile applications.
How Many Websites Use WordPress?
According to data from W3Techs, one-third of all sites on the internet are powered by WordPress.
Digging further into the numbers, we find that of the sites with a known content management system (CMS), WordPress commands a 60% share of online sites. The next closest competitor is Joomla, with just a 5% share.
Used by some of the most highly-trafficked websites and small businesses alike, WordPress is clearly the best solution for doing business on the web.
Popular and highly-trafficked sites currently powered by WordPress include the New York Times, CNN, Best Buy, eBay, Sony, and Forbes.
What Are the Advantages of Using WordPress?
The reasons for selecting WordPress for your business are many.
- Managing your content is easy.
To build your site, it’s best to rely upon the expertise of an IT provider. While selecting and installing a site theme seems easy, that’s merely one step in building a fully functional website.Once your site is built, adding, editing, managing and storing your content is easy with WordPress.
- You can use your site however you like.
Because WordPress is open-source, it’s ideal for business owners with a thrifty budget. It also means your content cannot be deleted or restricted – regardless of the reason.
- Its versatility.
In addition to making your page work effectively on any device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.) there’s practically nothing you cannot do with a site powered by WordPress.There are literally thousands of plugins that make it easy to add features to your site, including:
- Social media sharing
- Customizable video and audio players
- Podcast hosting.
In other words, if you want it on your site, WordPress will most likely make it possible and easy to do.
- Search engines love it.
As we’ve written before, if you want your business to thrive, you need to concentrate on your site’s SEO (search engine optimization). If you own a hardware store, for example, but your business doesn’t show up in a Google search, that’s not good for business.WordPress plugins like Yoast SEO ensure you don’t miss opportunities for optimizing your page.
To Talk About Building a New Site or Updating an Existing One With WordPress, Get in Touch With Caldiatech.
As you can tell, there are plenty of reasons why it makes good business sense to have a website powered by WordPress.
We’d love to talk with you about how WordPress can literally transform your business. We can build the site for you and teach you how to maintain it. If you’re not comfortable with maintaining the site, we’re happy to do that as well.