A little background: We design every website using the WordPress CMS. We love it, our clients love it, and according to a report in 2014 (I know it’s a little out of date) around 74,652,825 other people seem to love it. (managewp.com) But why? What’s with the WordPress hype?
What’s so great about it??
WordPress Core is free!!! WordPress Core is the core software of WordPress that makes every WordPress site a lean and strong machine. It’s quite the beauty. It’s also an OpenSource platform which is a very important part of why WordPress is great. Being OpenSource allows the smartest gurus to collaborate from all over the world and create something amazing for us smaller folk to enjoy. Compare that to your other most popular CMS and website design softwares. Some of them are free too, but only for a limited time or if you let them paste ugly ads all over your home page.
Makes Design & Development Easy
We at 1Vision Solutions believe strongly that we should never reinvent the wheel. We can do that with WordPress. We start off using one of nearly 9,000 WP Themes from our lovely, themeforest.net. The theme we choose will give us a good solid framework to start designing your site. We then as a team, come up with a foolproof and highly professional user experience for your site. Then we apply those design concepts to the theme and make every customization needed to keep your site SEO friendly, user friendly, responsive, and just plain perfect. We use plugins and custom coding to make this happen. Some people call WordPress design not even Web Design at all. What do we have to say to them? You’re just plain wrong. We call it working smarter, not harder, for our clients so they can save needed cash to help grow their local businesses strong.
Easy To Use/Manage
The #1 reason we chose to use the WordPress CMS is it’s ease of use and universal power. Our clients love being able to get involved with their sites and get their hands dirty in development. Not every WordPress agency does it, but we offer free training with every website design/redesign. As a small business we believe that you should be involved with your site. Some people don’t like that idea, but that’s another beauty of WordPress. There are literally so many amazing WordPress developers that you could take your site anywhere and get it freshened up or managed by many. With WordPress, good developers and designers don’t have to question the framework or worry about jumping into something they can’t get out of. This is good for your wallet (if you’re a WordPress site owner) too, because it’s hard to get ripped off when there is an abundance of support.
A Huge Support Base
There are over 44,000 plugins (the cool things that make it easy to add awesome functionality to your site). There are countless themes and WordPress powers almost 26% of the entire web at this point! Those are crazy numbers. With those large numbers, comes lots of manpower. Everything that you would ever need to do with WordPress has been done before, we guarantee it. So if you’re one of those Do-It-Yourselfers, you can DIY with WordPress. Just ask anyone on the web. At 1Vision, we all learned through self-taught methods how to master the concepts of this CMS. In fact, you may be overwhelmed when you start looking into the unlimited options with WordPress. There are some of smallest businesses to largest enterprise level companies benefiting from the power of WordPress. If they can do it, so can you.
What’s Your Next Step?
Choose WordPress! I’m not saying choose us, I’m saying choose a proven and trusted technology to power your business online. If you ever have any questions about your project whether you’re wanting to hire someone or DIY, give us a holler. We love chatting about any and all projects and we’d love to give you some advice as you tackle a project yourself. It is tough and takes a lot of time, we have a tendency to make things sound easier, but if you really want to do-it-yourself WordPress is the way to go. In fact, we’re confident that WordPress is the way to go for every small business!
Co-Founder/Lead Web Developer