WordPress is now 15 years old and has developed from a simple blogging tool to what now is considered to be the most powerful content management system (CMS) online. It’s certainly the most popular by far.
Some misconceptions perceive WordPress as free blogging software, where in fact it has grown and developed into a comprehensive, versatile and fully functional web platform that now powers some of the worlds most notable brands.
Just some of the worlds ‘Big Brands‘ powered by WordPress: BBC America; NASA; Sony Playstation; Microsoft News; Time Magazine; Vogue; Mercedes Benz International & Facebook Newsroom.
WordPress now powers over 33% of ALL websites with almost 1.5 billion downloads and dominates the CMS market with a more than 76% share
Google gets around 3 million search requests monthly for the keyword “WordPress”
Google says that WordPress is 99% SEO compatible
Security-conscious organisations like Facebook and the Government use WordPress
High profile sites use WordPress because of its performance and scalability
“[INFOGRAPHIC] 42 Famous Brands Using WordPress” by ThemeIsle https://themeisle.com/blog/ © 2017
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WordPress is Secure
2018 is the year of secure servers (SSL) and is a must for any website, not just a WordPress site. Every site developed and hosted by us will run on a https secure connection. We wouldn’t have it any other way. Google now marks any non-https site with any type of text input field as “NOT SECURE” and demotes the site ranking below that of SSL sites.
WordPress is Easy to use
WordPress is quite straight forward to use for most, especially if using WordPress for a blogging platform or static website. But, it is like most things, you can take it as far as you like. WordPress is exponentially expandable, to the point of being ultimately advanced. Like the title says, some of the largest companies and businesses in the world use WordPress to power their websites. This is the key to WordPress, and to why it has become so popular, you can start off small and simple, and expand and increase in complexity as you grow or your needs require.
WordPress is Responsive
WordPress itself is in essence ‘the platform’ used to apply your design or concept. The design element of WordPress is based upon utilising an existing theme, customising a theme or building your own unique theme. It is this ‘theme’ that provides the ‘responsiveness’ across different devices. Many basic themes may not be fully responsive, but the majority of good, advanced and trusted themes are fully responsive.
WordPress is Extendable
Yes. WordPress relies on a theme and plugins. It is these plugins that provide the capability to do almost anything. There are currently in excess of 50,000 plugins in the WordPress catalogue that provide an extension to the core.
WordPress is SEO Friendly
Yes. Google says that WordPress is 99% SEO friendly. Every site should be analysed upon its own merit, but with the correct use of titles, descriptions, headers, content, plugins, links and more, then there is no reason why any WordPress developed website cannot be fully SEO friendly and reach those converted results spots.