Content Management Systems, or CMS, are platforms that are used to create and manage your website’s content. There are a wide variety of different CMS to choose from, each with different features. At Element5 Digital, WordPress is our preferred Content Management System. Here are several reasons why.
WordPress is one of the most popular CMS because of its simple interface. The platform was designed so that anyone on your team can use it. You don’t need a developer to upload a new blog post or replace an image. At Element5, we offer WordPress training after your website launches so that any of your team members can learn the program. Because of its user-friendly system, your employees will quickly pick up how to use WordPress.
The second reason WordPress is popular is—it’s free! Companies used to spend tens of millions on complicated and often outdated systems that often took several days to get content updates through. WordPress can perform those same functions in real time. WordPress is open source software, which means it is free to use forever and can be modified any way you want.
WordPress is a highly stable platform. It doesn’t crash or lose data. When people do experience things like that, it is usually because:
- The person did something that would be a bad practice on any software—like typing for hours without saving and their computer crashed.
- The server their WordPress site is hosted on had a technical glitch.
- They installed a custom plugin without reading reviews on it to see if it’s safe and it caused a conflict with other parts of WordPress.
As an agency, we love using WordPress because its reliable. We trust that our clients’ websites will have no downtime that results from WordPress.
WordPress is mobile-friendly. This means WordPress can be viewed, accessed and worked on from almost any device with an Internet connection. Basically, any desktop computer, laptop, notebook, tablet or smartphone can be used to read, write, upload and edit your WordPress site. Many of our clients’ website traffic is primarily on mobile. We have to consider responsive designs and make each website mobile responsive.
Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is very concerned with security. Security updates are constantly added to battle the spam and attacks from unscrupulous hackers that plague all popular systems. Automattic built a plugin called Akismet that fights these and it is installed by default on all WordPress builds.
Did we convince you to use WordPress? Get your website on the most popular CMS around. Contact us today, we’re happy to help.