Thinking about getting a WordPress site? Here are some pros and cons to consider.

 July 10, 2017
 If you or your company are looking for a website creation tool for a new website, you’ll find that a simple Google search will inundate you with choices. Which begs the question, which website creation platform is the best one for your business?

The way to find out, is to have a good grasp of your website needs. Are you looking to create an intricate, state-of-the-art piece of website magnificence, which will probably require a full-time developer, or do you simply want a place to post content about your business that you or a member of your staff can easily master and manage day-to-day?

If the latter, a Content Management System (CMS) is most likely the best fit for you. This month, we’ll show you the pros and cons of using the most popular CMS creation tool of them all, WordPress.

 Cool things about WordPress

  • It does content really well.

WordPress makes it exceedingly easy to put your content online, and has an easy to use interface, which almost anyone with basic computer skills will be able to pick up. You can also set up modules and text designations that are easy to access and edit.

  • It helps your SEO.

The platform has various SEO plugins that you can install on the site that will help you manage your SEO needs quickly and easily. These third party plugins are available and can help you with anything from Meta Descriptions to SEO optimisation of your content.

  • It helps you respond.

We all know that mobile internet access is huge, and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Luckily with WordPress it’s easy to install a responsive theme, that will have your website looking great on desktop or mobile screens.

  • It is well supported.

One of the great things about WordPress is the fact that lots of big companies use the platform for their business websites.This means you will be using a platform that has a vested interest in keeping its offering up to date.

Not so cool things about WordPress

  • Customisation can be difficult.

Yes, you have access to many basic themes when you use WordPress, but if you really want to stand out, it will take some time and technical know-how. Although on the up-side, if you have a good developer this should not be a concern.

  • Updates are a must.

As with everything on the internet, you can’t skimp on your site’s security. You’ll have to make sure that you are able to – or get someone that can – update your site as updates are made available. This isn’t itself a bad thing, but it can become a time suck.

If you have any other questions about WordPress, or want us to help you get a WordPress site online, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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