In 2020 it’s essential that your business not only has a website, but that that said website has an intuitive UX and the capability to be scaled up or adapted to suit the latest online trends. Thankfully WordPress can help you achieve all of this and more and our web developers in Chester have harnessed the platform’s power to great effect for our clients.
In fact, WordPress is one of the most popular platforms on the web with over 409 million people viewing over 20 billion WordPress pages each month and an estimated 70 million posts being published using WordPress on a monthly basis.
With WordPress proving to be so popular with users across the globe, we take a look at the three key aspects our web developers believe make WordPress so popular and why our web development team, here at our Chester HQ love using it.
Flexibility for web developers
Technology in 2020 is more advanced than it has ever been in human history. The development of new technology, the continuous emergence of new trends and web design tools coupled with the increasing demands of users and customers across the globe means it’s essential your online presence is adaptable.
That’s one of the key reasons our web design team use WordPress to build websites for our clients.
The platform is continually being updated and upgraded, whether it be new editing tools making it easier to create and upload content and designs or enhancements to security. Put simply, if you marry a team of expert web designers and WordPress, you’ll always stay ahead of your competitors.
Another major appeal is the vast number of plugins that are available for WordPress.
Plugins are essentially the building blocks that our web developers use to make your website the best it can be.
Their benefits are almost endless, but our team particularly love WordPress plugins because they can help improve the speed of a website, add e-commerce elements to your online presence, improve your site’s SEO and much more.
The way plugins can help enhance and improve your website helps make WordPress a no-brainer when it comes to deciding which web development tools you should be using for your business.
There’s always help on hand – a great community
Our web development team here in Chester have several decades of web design and development experience between them, but contrary to popular belief, even our amazing team don’t know everything.
However, because we use WordPress there is always help just around the corner thanks to the myriad of forums and threads that have been created by the WordPress community.
So whether it’s a question about a particular plugin, a brand new update that surprised the web development world
What our experts say
Our web developers in Chester work with WordPress on a daily basis and there’s a reason they love working with it to build amazing websites for our clients.
Here is why our web whizzes love WordPress:
David – IT Manager:
I think that WordPress is the best CMS out there for the web sites we build for our clients as it can be completely customised to suit the site we’re building.
It also enables our clients to manage and create content for their web sites without needing to learn how to code themselves.
It’s very important that our clients actually use the web sites we build and use them to market and promote themselves in the most effective manner, and WordPress helps us as a team deliver a solution that is the best for all parties involved.
Will – Senior Web Developer:
The best things about WordPress for me are the fact that it is incredibly flexible – it can be used to build anything from blogs, magazine sites and business info websites to forums, e-commerce sites and modern web apps.
It can also be extended via plugins to do almost anything.
WordPress also allows website owners to manage so much of the websites themselves.
Adding and managing content is much simpler to do on WordPress compared to its competitors and so much can be done without having to have extensive technical knowledge.
It is also constantly being maintained and pushed forward; the Gutenberg editor is making it easier for non-technical users to have more and more control over their website, plus the REST API expands the possibilities of what can be created using WordPress as a base even further.
Carl – Web Developer:
I enjoy working with WordPress mainly because it is very secure thanks to its continuous updates. It’s also very flexible and versatile to work with which helps me when I need to adapt a particular function or feature for our clients.
Thanks to it being open-source it also uses the best mix of technologies.
Craig – Web Developer
There are 3 main reasons why I think WordPress is the best CMS and why it’s so good when we’re building websites.
Firstly it has an incredibly flexible framework which allows you to build highly customised code and content. Secondly, it has an active community who can help if you can’t work out how to do something and finally it follows very high standards and is updated regularly, meaning we are always working with the latest technologies as a team, this is both great for me as a developer but also for our clients.
We’re here to help
Whilst WordPress may be very user friendly and a breeze for our web developers in Chester to use if you have no experience of it the initial construction of a website using WordPress can be daunting.
We believe that every business or individual looking to promote their products or services deserves the best, which is why we’re here to help.
Whether you’re looking to build a one-page website or a complex multi-page site that showcases every aspect of your business, we’ll work with you to not only build your website but also ensure you have the right solution to suit your business and budget before any coding takes place.
Let’s work together and harness the power of WordPress and make sure you get ahead of your competition and stay there!