WordPress was first launched in 2003. At that time, it was a fairly simple Content Management System (CMS), designed for blogging purposes. Even as recently as a few years ago, many web designers thought of WordPress as a CMS best suited to blogs, and chose Joomla or Drupal for business, commercial or professional websites. This has all changed!
Why use WordPress for your Next Website?
WordPress is capable of acting as the backbone for all kinds of websites. As of this writing, 11/2019, it’s used on websites for The New Yorker, The Walt Disney Company, The Rolling Stones, Mercedes-Benz, Forbes and CNN. Not bad company! WordPress has retained its ability to be easy to use and update, and the features list has grown exponentially.
Benefits of WordPress
Menu configuration and media handling are two good examples of things that have got steadily more powerful with no sacrifice to usability. Wise enhancements in new versions of WordPress are what has made the platform evolve into a great CMS for all types of websites.
Updates & Upgrades
Mostly, we love WordPress because updates just keep coming. While sometimes keeping on top of updates feels like a never-ending job, (just ask Don, who does most of this at DevineDesign!) it also makes for a system that’s constantly evolving and improving, with new functions being added all the time. Because it’s open-source software, no single company holds the rights or the reins. This allows more choice, more flexiblity and more longevity. At NO additional cost.
WordPress is SEO Friendly
WordPress is inherently SEO-friendly, giving your site the best chance of good search results. For DevineDesign.com, that’s the biggest reason to use WordPress. Read more about our website design services, click here.