The Who, What, Why Of WordPress
WordPress is one of the most used Web Content Management Systems (CMS) because of its stability, versatility and ease of use.
Did you know that 29% of all websites use WordPress and over 500 WordPress sites are developed every day* ? Can that many people be wrong ?
Who Are Web Design Magic and WordPress ?
Web Design Magic is a brand of Betelguise Web Design, an established web design studio based in Bridgnorth Shropshire. Betelguise have created over 200 WordPress websites for small to medium sized clients throughout the UK. They pride themselves in customer satisfaction and to this end they use WordPress as their primary platform because of its flexibility and ability to meet the goals of their clients at a price that’s right.
WordPress has been in use since 2003 developed by Matt Mullenweg as the successor to b2/cafelog blogging platform created by Michel Valdrighi. Today WordPress is managed and developed by The WordPress Foundation who’s success has led to WordPress being the most used CMS system throughout the world.
What Is WordPress : The Simple Answer
WordPress is web hosted publishing software with it’s roots as a piece of blogging software for businesses to share and archive news articles on the internet. Today it the perfect platform for those who want to develop a stable and versatile web site that is easy to manage and update. WordPress is Open Source which means anyone can download and use it free, but to get the best results it needs to be hosted, configured and the theme developed by an experienced web designer like Betelguise Web Design.
Once configured WordPress knows few boundaries with an abundance of plugins available it can meet any challenge and rarely do you have to reinvent the wheel.
Why Choose WordPress ? Strengths & Features
WordPress is stable & secure
With the years of development by the WordPress team and developers throughout the world WordPress never goes out of date. It is stable and has regular updates to keep it that way, when hosted by Betelguise Web Design these updates are installed automatically with no user intervention required.
WordPress makes creating a good effective website affordable.
Using the WordPress Core and immense directory of plugins Betelguise can get the result a client requires quicker and easier than using the traditional method of writing their own HTML and PHP code.
WordPress is versatile : Brochure Website, eCommerce or Blog … No Problem !
With a background as a blogging platform WordPress has developed into a hat for all occasions. We can expand the basic installation to meet your needs by the use of plugins such as Woocommerce to sell online, bbPress for forums … the list is endless.
WordPress is easy to use.
Want to update and maintain your website yourself, this is the big bonus of WordPress. At Betelguise Web Design we start with a market leading Page Builder which means you can edit and create pages with an easy to use drag and drop system. Quick to learn and no coding required. We even have a client who is 72 and updates her site herself regularly.
WordPress sites ensure you can be found.
What is the point in having a website if no one can find it. Google loves WordPress websites and a well developed WordPress site will normally outrank a handcoded one. Again going back to plugins we add the leading SEO plugin and once configured it does the work for you. We use our SEO skills to identify the keywords you need, advise you on content, create the metatags and submit the web site to major search engines.
The result we can pull a rabbit out of a hat and design a web site you can be proud of.
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