WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management System’s (CMS) that we at the OSD Agency currently work with. We have created many custom WordPress sites over the last number of years – you just have to look at our portfolio section to see that!! www.osd.ie/portfolio/services/wordpress
There are many reasons why you could consider WordPress for your business website, and we’ve listed just some of them below. It will depend on your online business requirements, and we would suggest discussing this with your web design company before making a decision.
So why should I even think about using WordPress for my business?
Less expensive / more cost effective to set up:
WordPress is an excellent starting point to achieving your online business goals. It may not be the all-in-one solution for your online business requirements, but it will give you a very good foundation.
If you’re getting a custom WordPress website created by a web development company you will pay more for this custom solution, as you’ll get a bespoke design with your specific requirements and the expertise of an experienced web designer.
Easy to use:
Once your new website is up and running, you will be able to make edits yourself whenever you want, or wherever you are.
You can add new pages, upload and insert images, update SEO for search engines on each page or post. Times are tight and managing your own content for your website is a great way to saving costs.
OSD provide website update training as part of our solution and provide custom training manuals for reference.
WordPress is set up with consistent streamlined coding that Google can index fast and efficiently, therefore, making it quicker to list on Google search results. You can also customise every page or post with individual page titles and page descriptions, to get you higher in search results for certain keywords.
We would suggest that you get assistance from your web developers when reviewing your keywords and include these within the content on your pages.
Social Networking Friendly:
With WordPress you can integrate Facebook Open Graph protocol, for example, which allows you to share your blog content not only with your readers, but their Facebook friends as well.
Use of plugins for additional functionality:
Plugins are third party programs that can increase the functionality of a WordPress website. There are many great plugins available for your website for SEO (search engine optimisation), backing up your website, customising login levels, event calendars, small shopping carts, and much more.
If you have the right people involved in the setup of your WordPress installation, your site can be made even more secure than a traditional website. There is a process involved in improving your WordPress security when it is first setup, and you should discuss this with your web developers.
There are also additional plugins that can be utilised, to add further security to your website.
Responsive website design:
No need to produce more than one website for desktop, tablet, and mobile users. WordPress automatically recognises if a person is viewing the site through a web browser or other device, and configures the content to be viewed appropriately on either, with the use of customised styles within your theme.
Ease of Printing:
Your WordPress blog site content can be printed in an easy-to-read format without certain elements and colours that aren’t required for print. No need to sacrifice the overall design impact, for people to print pages.
These are just a few of the reasons why we at OSD believe you should consider WordPress for your first or even your next website.