Why do we build websites with WordPress?

Greg Southcombe

January 1, 2023


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Why do we build websites with WordPress?

Updated on May 20, 2023 by Greg Southcombe

WordPress is a powerful and user-friendly content management system (CMS) that is widely used for building websites, blogs, and online stores. Here are a few reasons why WordPress is the best CMS for websites:

  1. WordPress is open-source software, which means that it is free to use and modify. This makes it an affordable option for building websites, and it also means that there is a large community of developers and users who contribute to the platform.
  2. One of the biggest advantages of WordPress is that it is easy to use, even for people with little or no coding knowledge. The platform has a simple interface that allows users to easily create and edit content, as well as customize the appearance of their website.
  3. WordPress has a large selection of themes and plugins available, which can be used to customize the appearance and functionality of your website. This means that you can easily create a professional-looking website that meets your specific needs and requirements.
  4. WordPress is designed to be search engine friendly, which means that it is easier for your website to rank well in search engine results. This is important because it can help to increase traffic to your site, which can be beneficial for businesses and bloggers.
  5. WordPress is a secure platform that is regularly updated to fix any vulnerabilities or security issues. This means that you can trust that your website is safe and secure, which is important for both you and your users.

In conclusion, WordPress is a powerful and user-friendly CMS that is ideal for building a wide range of websites, including blogs, e-commerce sites, and small business websites. Its open-source nature, easy-to-use interface, a large selection of themes and plugins, SEO-friendliness, and security make it the best choice for many types of websites.

Ever heard of ChatGPT? It’s the first free-to-use AI tool and I used it to create this article (up to this point anyway). Amazing really! Now, let’s give the robots a rest. From here on it’s me doing the talking.

We have a team of trusted experts and proven WordPress developers – some here in Aotearoa New Zealand and some offshore. While I have extensive WordPress experience (I just checked and my first WordPress site was in 2008) I rely on these guys and we’ve worked together for many years.

Yes, WordPress is easy to use but it does require quite an investment in time to get to grips with it and become proficient. If you have a very simple site in mind then it would pay to consider all the content management systems before leaping in and sinking a ton of time into any one of them. This article would be a good place to start.

Themes and plug-ins abound and you can spend hours picking through these to find the right ones for you. We’ve done that and work with what we believe are the best of the bunch.

  • Themes. Pro from Theme.co along with their excellent page builder Cornerstone
  • Plug-ins. Every site uses forms and often more than one. We use the Gravity Forms plug-in for all forms
  • Search optimisation is critical so we use the AIOSEO plug-in for that.
  • Sliders can make any site look superb so we use Slider Revolution for that.

Lastly, we take care of the ever-important site security by providing secure hosting with daily backups and we manage all software updates for you.