It is trusted by the best

27% of the web uses WordPress, from personal blogs to the biggest news sites online.

It is highly customisable

WordPress is highly customisable

The WordPress platform is free and it is full of custom designs, themes, features, and plugins. If you want your website to have a certain design, you can find a theme that suits your needs or of course you can have a custom theme built to your exact specification. There are also a lot of great plugins to help you with your design even more.

Scaleable

Scaling up in the future is entirely possible, with over 10,000 extensions – many free. This means that the site can evolve as required. There are a plethora of plugins to add functionality and features.  For online stores you cannot beat WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads.  WordPress can do pretty much anyting you want it to with the right plugins.  Custom post types mean the sky is the limit, you can create job boards, menus, testimonials, classified ads, meet the team, listings pages and loads more. Whatevery you want it to be it can happen.

Mobile responsive

The bulk of the themes available today are mobile responsive but it is always worth checking.  If you are having a bespoke theme built, check your spefification to ensure that a mobile responsive pages are included.

Massive support

The WordPress community is big and vibrant. You will have no trouble finding someone who knows WordPress at any level, from basic understanding to deep knowledge. The WordPress platform has dedicated security teams detecting and fixing web exploits. This makes WordPress more secure and better designed than most.

Great SEO

Google

Out of the box WordPress is pretty SEO friendly.  Add Yoast SEO for WordPress and you are cooking on gas.  There are plenty of plugins to encourage social media sharing and there is nothing better for driving traffic back to your site.

You own it

With WordPress you do not become trapped with a developer from whom you cannot escape. With Open-source you are always free to find a new developer and are bound only by a continued quality of service.  You can of course do everything yourself but with WordPress comes great responsibility and if you do not carry out regular updates, your site will not be secure.

With WordPress, you get to control every aspect of your website. From data, to design, to features and beyond, you choose every step of the way.


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