Why Choose WordPress as CMS Development Platform?

Wordpress CMS Developemnt

WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS. It started out as a platform mainly for blogging, but has grown and enhanced significantly over the years. Today, over 40% of sites are using WordPress and almost all development companies like to select WordPress as CMS Development Platform. In addition, over 70 millions websites are using WordPress which shows just how famous it is. WordPress offers many benefits to those looking to create a website or a blog, including the following:

Easy to Install: There are a number of web hosting companies offering automatic installation of WordPress sites, which means you can have a new site up and running in well just in five minutes. Even with manual installation, you can build a new site in less than an hour.

Customizable:  WordPress has comparatively more themes, plug-ins, and other customizations available for it than any other CMS platform. This is largely because WordPress is the most popular, so the designers of plug-ins or themes always create them for WordPress.

Free:  WordPress is free to install & easy to use for everyone. For WordPress, there are thousands of free themes and plug-ins available to select from. In addition, there are also many paid premium themes and plug-ins, which some people may want to use, but they are not so required, especially not for beginners.

Community Support: With millions of people using WordPress as CMS, there are a lot of people out there who can easily help you to solve any problems you may have. Several websites are set up by people offering free support to other WordPress website users. If you have some time, you can go through their support forum where contributors can help you within minutes.

As we say nothing is perfect in its way. Likewise WordPress is also not perfect in every way. Some common complaints about WordPress are that if the site grows too large, it can require significant server resources to keep up. The framework of WordPress is also difficult to change, so people looking to make back-end changes to their websites may face some difficulties using WordPress.

These concerns are much more concerned for sites that start getting hundreds of thousands of visitors per day, at that point a more robust server may be required to run the page. However, for a beginner, WordPress is probably the most suitable platform to build a site.

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4 thoughts on “Why Choose WordPress as CMS Development Platform?

  1. Nice article. I agree, though each case is different and therefore WordPress may not be the best choice for some. But overall I think a CMS (and specifically WP) can be a more efficient choice IF a good theme is selected, particularly if used for a business site. Many free themes aren’t of professional quality and/or aren’t supported should there be a bug. Even paid themes can have the same issues, therefore it is imperative to fully test before purchasing a theme. I happen to use the fully responsive Divi 2.5 theme by Elegant Themes as my theme of choice and it is basically fully customizable, very easily from within the dashboard, and even in a child-theme stylesheet or page file should that be required. That saves weeks of coding everything from scratch to achieve the same result, thereby keeping costs lower for clients.

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  2. Once it is determined that a database-backed CMS is the right path, I think WordPress is often the best choice. It’s important, as Steve notes, to have a well-made theme, limit the number of plugins when possible, and stay on top of site backups. If a WP site becomes large, database optimization, a good caching plugin and a CDN can help.

    I like that WordPress has WooCommerce available (and now in house) as a reasonable and extensible e-commerce option for small to medium online stores. This plugin, like WordPress, shows some compelling usage statistics. [See http://trends.builtwith.com/shop ]

    It is truly a matter of individual cases though. If it’s not too far off topic, I’ve lately been intrigued by some of the flat file CMS options, like Grav or Pico, for smaller sites that won’t need to scale much or use complex queries. These can be a simple and fast option that eliminates database overhead entirely.

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