I’m a WordPress fanboy. I don’t and won’t touch any other CMS (content management system) unless it’s to gather website content for a website redesign on WordPress.
Before I start rambling on, what is a CMS?
A content management system (CMS) is an application that is used to manage web content, allowing multiple contributors to create, edit and publish. Content in a CMS is typically stored in a database and displayed in a presentation layer based on a set of templates (Optimizely).
I am familiar with other CMSes including Joomla, Silverstripe and Drupal but WordPress is the website design platform for me and my clients.
Why only WordPress web design
As I’ve mentioned in my previous blog, What I’ve learned from 2 years as a Norfolk Web design company, I feel it’s important to stick to what you’re good at and focus on that.
That’s exactly why I only work with WordPress. I’m very comfortable building websites using WordPress and therefore there’s no need for me to change.
Clients can use WordPress
Another big bonus of solely offering WordPress web design is quite a few of my clients are somewhat familiar with it since it’s such a popular platform.
This means on occasions when they’d like to add a blog or similar, they’ve comfortable hopping on their WordPress dashboard to do that.
That being said, 100% of my website design clients are on a WordPress website maintenance plan so the majority of the time they don’t need to delve into the platform. But having the option is valuable.
1/3 of the web is powered by WordPress
WordPress powers 33% of the internet according to this source.
I trust WordPress and so do 1/3 of website owners across the globe. Despite its known flaws, it really can’t be that bad as it is the go-to and most popular CMS available.
Whether you’re a self-employed business owner with no knowledge of WordPress web design and development or a fully-fledged web designer/developer, the possibilities with WordPress are near enough endless.
With a wealth plugins available for those lacking design/development skills even a beginner can make a custom WordPress website to suit their business.
It’s an awesome website design platform that suits people of all skill levels.
Good for SEO
As mentioned in my blog, Is WordPress good for SEO?, WordPress is very good for SEO. Being a platform with many options of customisation is means your on-site and technical SEO can be left looking pretty sweet after some basic work.
Does the CMS matter?
I know this may be strange, but after writing an entire blog on WordPress and why I solely offer WordPress web design, I’m going to tell you to use whatever you’re comfortable with.
WordPress is great, I love it, so do my clients who get involved with their website, but there are other options available if you want a simple solution to getting a new website.