Why Is WordPress So Widely Used?


Did you know that more than 25% of all websites are made using WordPress? It has become the most used CMS (Content Management System) due to it’s flexibility, security & low development costs. With WordPress the possibilities are endless with advanced booking forms, e-commerce solutions, blogging features & much more. For this reason, WordPress is by far one of the best choices when it comes to building a website.

Notable Websites Using WordPress

With such a large portion of the internet made up of websites built using WordPress, there are obviously some of the biggest websites in the world using the CMS in a variety of different forms from booking sites, news websites, online shops & many more. We have put together just a few notable websites that use WordPress as they’re content management system:

  1. The Ritz London
  2. Metro UK
  3. BBC America
  4. Etsy Blog
  5. Reuters
  6. UPS
  7. Sony PlayStation
  8. The Rolling Stones
  9. Sony Music
  10. Vogue

This is just a few websites that most of you have used not even realising they are built using WordPress as the core.

How Flexible Is WordPress?

When we say that WordPress is a flexible CMS we talk about how customisable the platform is. One of the biggest reasons that web designers & developers use WordPress is due to the unlimited possibilities. There are so many customisations that can be easily implemented as the framework is all well documented and well coded. It doesn’t matter what features you are looking for, if there isn’t a plugin readily available to install, it’s straight forward to custom code your own plugins. There are 1000’s of plugins readily available for WordPress with new plugins added every day. This makes it easy to keep up to date with new trends & guidelines such as the GDPR Regulations in the UK. A plugin was readily available to become compliant as soon as the regulations came out.

How Secure Is WordPress?

A big question that gets asked is how secure WordPress is when it comes to launching your website and being secure from threats. Well being the most widely used platform there are constant bug updates & security updates. Combined with an SSL certificate on your domain secures your admin panel making spoofing very difficult for hackers to get into the backend of your website. There is also a huge choice when it comes to security plugins for WordPress. These include:

  • Firewalls
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Admin Login Notifications
  • IP Login Trace

Keeping your plugins & the core files updated to the latest versions will ensure your website is constantly secured. Having a firewall is an added extra but not required if you are running your domain with an SSL Certificate.

WordPress Is Easy To Add Content!

When it comes to updating pages, adding blog posts & uploading media, WordPress makes it simple. Once your initial design is in place, you can quickly add new pages using page builders, HTML & a easy to use text block. Blog posts can be easily added to categories with a click of a button. You can schedule posts & pages to be published on a specific day or time making your blogging semi-automatic. Custom post types can be created for a wide range of industries such as adding properties to a real estate website, adding rooms to hotel booking websites or adding products to a online store using WooCommerce.

Summary

These are just a few reasons why WordPress is so widely used on the web. From small businesses to some of the biggest brands that we all love. If you have an idea that you would like to bring to life online, get in touch with us explaining your project and let us build your new website.  We have the experience to create unique, custom tailored web apps within WordPress with all the features you need to grow your business.

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