Why we use WordPress

By October 4, 2013WordPress

Our small team here at HS Creative has years of experience developing human-centric WordPress sites for our clients.  Here are just a few reasons why we love WordPress and why its sure to be a great fit for your business.

WordPress is the World’s #1 most popular CMS

WordPress is used by 59.2% of all the websites whose content management systems we know about. That’s an astounding 74,652,825 websites or 26.2% of ALL the websites online are now using WordPress. Because of this we typically find our clients are already familiar with WordPress and thus requiring less training time.

Search engine and SEO friendly

WordPress is optimized for organic SEO (search engine optimization) and getting your site in front of searches on Google, Bing, Yahoo, and others. Google Engineer Matt Cutts once said , “WordPress automatically solves a ton of SEO issues.”

WordPress is written using standard compliance highest quality code and produces semantic markup with making your site attractive to search engines. By design WordPress is very SEO friendly, but there are a few plugins we use to boost SEO performance with every site we build.

Accessibility

WordPress sites are built using simple accessible technology.  WordPress can be installed on both windows or Linux servers, using free licensing software. Your sites pages render in HTML and CSS which works of phones, tablets, and alternative browsers for people with disabilities.

Integration

WordPress easily integrates with some of the most powerful platforms around. Need to send customers emails? You can use a service like MailChimp. Need to sell a product or get paid for services? WordPress can work with some of the most popular payment gateways in the world.

Effective Responsive Layouts

WordPress is the ideal platform for developing responsive websites helping to make your content pop on any device. Mobile devices are quickly becoming the most popular way to browse the web. Mobile has already surpassed desktop usage, in fact Google recently reported that more than 25% of all search queries are done on a mobile device. We build all of our sites using a responsive design to deliver a consistent user experience on all browsers. Using CSS and JavaScript we adapt our layouts to viewports of varying sizes from mobile phones all the way up to giant televisions.

Security

We often hear claims that WordPress is not secure, however evidences shows that managed currently WordPress is an extremely secure CMS platform. WordPress takes security very seriously and employs both server level and client level security measures, along with added layers of security from plugins and user best practices.