Why Choose WordPress as your CMS
We prefer WordPress as the website design platform because of its ease of use, design capabilities, and because its Content Management System (CMS). The reason why is because most clients want to be able to manage their website page content and to do blog posts, run specials, update their products and services. It is easy to use and it will save them time and money.
Easy to Use, Edit and Update
It is a stable, simple to use with a wide array of features available. It has very few problems or limitations and is continuously evolving as an open source application. WordPress is a powerful Content Management System (CMS) that allows its user to edit their website pages and posts themselves quickly and easily. No coding needed… if you can use Microsoft Word then you will truly enjoy editing with WordPress.
And, it works with a combination of themes and plugins that allows us to create a custom website design for our clients. There are very few website functionalities and designs that we cannot create with it.
What themes do is allow us to create a custom website for our clients. Website designers like us use a theme to begin the process of designing a website based on our customer’s needs, including colors, logo, images, videos, header and footer.
Also, we can create specific page templates as needed, i.e. require a sidebar, widgets, fonts, social media buttons, special redirects to other websites all of which can be done by us.
What are Plugins
A lot of the website functionalities with WordPress happen using plugins. Because WordPress is an open source platform, it allows PHP programmers to create plugins for a particular task which we use for our clients websites. Whether it is a calendar, shopping cart or security for your website there is a plugin available. There literally are thousands of plugins available to use on a website most of which are free. And, there are commercial plugins if a free plugin is not available for a particular function that can be purchased.
Using Page Builders
We use page builders for page and content layout. When WordPress was first starting to be used for website design most of the pages layout and content were done by using extensive coding. Today, there are a variety of page builder plugins that can be used for that purpose. Simple Website Services has used several different builders over the years and have determined that Elementor is the best choice for our customers.
Elementor is a powerful frontend page builder that offers limitless design possibilities. It includes dozens of useful widgets, a stunningly designed template library, a unique mobile editing toolset and a visual revision history feature. These are actually just some of the features available for you in this free plugin. Please note, they do offer a Pro version.
That is why when we initially discuss website development with our clients that we discuss the benefits of having their website use a WordPress Platform.
The Advantages of WordPress
- Easy to Use
- Built in Content Management System
- Elementor Page Builder (added by us)
- No Coding or HTML Training Needed
- Search Engine Friendly
- You Control the Website Content
- Plug-ins to extend capabilities
- Start small, and can grow big
- Security & Backup Plugins
- Built-In Blog
- Continuous Updates by WordPress
- Make changes from anywhere!
Victor specializes in website development, SEO Services and internet marketing for small, medium and large businesses and organizations across the United States since 2006.