5 Reasons to Switch to WordPress

Posted on Jul 06, 2016

Are you wondering if it’s time to update your site to the WordPress platform? At WebWorks89, we recommend the user-friendly content management system to our clients for many reasons. Here are our top five reasons to convert your website to WordPress. Let us help you switch to WordPress.

Five Reasons to Switch to WordPress

#1: WordPress powers 26% of the Internet

Originally built for bloggers, WordPress is now one of the most popular website development platforms in use today. According to WordPress.com, the user friendly web platform powers 26% of the internet. Because of this, the platform has become the standard for small businesses and ecommerce websites alike.

#2: Easy to Use

The WordPress content management system (CMS) is very easy to use. You can log in from anywhere with internet access and make updates and changes to your site easily, no technical knowledge required. If you’ve used word-processing programs, like Microsoft Word, then you will easily pick up on the formatting and styling options offered in the user-friendly CMS. Other web platforms, like DotNetNuke, require more technical knowledge to make easy changes.

#3: Search Engine Optimized and Social Friendly

WordPress offers many SEO and social friendly features. Easily select heading tags using the drop-down to highlight the most important parts of your webpage. WordPress URL’s show your page title right in the browser bar. Create new tags and keywords easily in the back-end content management system so that search engines quickly know what your content is about. Social friendly buttons can be added via plugins to let web visitors share your content and images to Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. All of these features contribute towards your word-of-mouth and viral marketing efforts.

#4: The Best Support

The developers at WordPress work tirelessly to keep all sites using their platform running smoothly. The WordPress platform gets updated frequently by their developers, keeping it safe and user friendly. Their world-class development team make minor and major updates multiple times a year. Whenever there is a problem, big or small, an update is pushed out to all WordPress websites. With each update the platform gets better and better.

#5: Millions of Users

Web visitors are used to the layouts, flow and look of websites that are built using WordPress. For this reason, sites are intuitive to web visitors. Sites not running on WordPress may have confusing layouts and slow load times. This could cause users to bounce from your site to another. A professionally created WordPress website is a great way to build trust in your brand.

These are just a few of the many reasons we prefer the WordPress platform for our clients. The site that you are viewing right now was built using it. If you’re thinking about a switch to WordPress, let us help. Migrating your old website to a new one takes a few extra steps to make sure that you’re your current traffic equity isn’t lost. We’re here to help.

If you’re ready for a better running, better looking, more effective website, contact us.

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