Why Choose WordPress for your Business Website
Are you interested in using WordPress for your business website? Wondering if WooCommerce is right for your online store?
Read on for why that we think the answer is “yes!”, plus a few fun facts about the history of this revolutionary website development platform.
9 Reasons to use WordPress for Your Business Website
- WordPress was founded in 2003 as a blogging platform. Since then, it has grown to include 76.4% of CMS market share. This week marks the software’s 15th birthday!
- WordPress.org is completely FREE! You can download the software and upload it to any hosting account. In fact, many hosting companies such as GreenGeeks and GoDaddy have one click WordPress installs.
- Over 30% of websites worldwide are powered by WordPress.
- WordPress is well supported and with over 500 developers worldwide.
- WordPress has thousands of themes and 1.48 billion plugin downloads. Fifty thousand plugins are free, including things like WooCommerce for online stores, Contact Form 7 & Gravity Forms for staying in touch, and UpDraftPlus for peace of mind.
- WordPress powers government websites and runs other sites such as: The New Yorker, BBC America, and Bloomberg Professional.
- WordPress seamlessly integrates with some of the worlds most used and loved software including Eventbrite, Google Calendar, Stripe, FedEx & UPS, and more.
- WordPress also includes a built-in auto-update system which allows its clients to continue tasks without the hassle of manually updating the system.
- WordPress is secure. Regular updates stay ahead of hackers, and password protection is robust but manageable by casual users.
Want to know more? Here are some bonus fun facts about WordPress:
- WordPress has its own Bill Of Rights which include 4 freedoms. Freedom one states that a program may be run with any purpose, freedom two states that a client may change their work that they want to be fixed, freedom three allows the client to redistribute, and freedom four allows clients to share modified versions of their copies with others.
- WordPress is open source. That means that is freely available and traded. There are no shareholders or CEO. Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com says their goal is to “common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they live in the world”.
- WordPress is that it can be found in over 68 languages and has easy to use site translation plugins like Polylang.
- It took 127 people to help build WordPress. It’s estimated that over $7,000,000 has been invested in developing the software!
- The original developers of WP share a love of Jazz and all releases of WordPress are names after Jazz musicians.
We love using WordPress to create beautiful and functional websites for our clients. Want to learn more? Let’s start with a strategy session!
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