The good news? There are a lot of awesome Content Management Systems (CMS) out there. The really good news? WordPress can do almost anything, it’s free to use and it’s awesome. It’s not just for blogs…that was so 2003. And yes, the Rolling Stones site runs on WordPress. Read on for more name dropping below!
We Love WordPress
Our tech team has been crushing on WordPress for quite a while now. They know their way around a variety of CMS platforms and time and time again they recommend WordPress to our clients. We thought it was time for a blog post to share where all this loving is coming from and why you should give it a serious look.
WordPress is amazingly flexible and scalable. That’s good news, because it means that you can easily add features and functionality to your site over time using thousands of free and low cost widgets and plug ins. It is SEO friendly right out of the box and uses clean code that Google loves. WordPress integrates with CRM tools like Salesforce, so data can flow between your site and your CRM.
Your Mom Can Be Your Webmaster
Seriously. We’re talking a very simple user interface and editor. Manuals, books and a thriving worldwide community means that you’re never far from some help when you need it. If you are lucky enough to have a web developer at hand – they can get deep under the WordPress hood and make that engine purr.
WordPress is open source so it’s freesville, baby. Toss in about $25/month for hosting and you are in business. This frees up some of your website dollars for stellar design, custom development or even help with some strategy to use your online tools more effectively.
Gratuitous Name Dropping
(You skipped the first three points I was trying to make and came right down here for the TMZ action, didn’t you?) Here’s just a tiny list of some big names using WordPress to power their sites:
- The New York Times
- Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight