Why We Recommend WordPress

Before WordPress and modern apps, the process of building a website with a CMS (content management system) took months to build and cost business owners tens of thousands of dollars. Typically, a company had to hire the services of a web programmer, developer, and designer to create an administration tool from scratch for the client to be able to edit their own website.

Today there are a handful of good open-source (free) web applications such as WordPress.org, Joomla, Drupal, and even do-it-yourself website builders like WordPress.com (the non-self hosted version of WordPress), WIX, and Squarespace. None of these other services are necessarily bad, but we do recommend only one service.

Why do we recommend WordPress? In our experience, it’s all about keeping things simple. We have found that for our clients WordPress is so easy to install and simple to use that they are always satisfied. WordPress was originally created as a blogging platform and it is still an excellent tool for creating blog sites today. Yet, WordPress has grown into more than just a tool for bloggers. It allows you to create any type of website. The great thing is even if you don’t want to blog right away, it’s simple to add a blog to your site later on.

The second biggest reason we recommend WordPress is popularity. It is used on millions of websites. The WordPress developers update for security very often and focus heavily on serving their community of users. Additionally, WordPress has thousands of professional plugins and widgets to make almost any type of functionality you want available with a quick install.

Lastly, we recommend WordPress, or more specifically, WordPress.org, or sometimes referred to as self-hosted WordPress, because it is an open source project which means you can use it to create your own website without paying any fees or licensing. You can use services like WordPress.com, WIX, or Squarespace, but the downside is your content is hosted on their server. They can change their terms of use, advertising policies, or privacy policies at any time, which gives you less control of your content.

So if you don’t want to bother learning what to use or not to use, WordPress is a great place to get your website up and running without much hassle. Check our simple 3 step guide on how to set up your own WordPress site.