WordPress is a popular and versatile content management system that can be used to build a variety of websites, from simple blogs to complex e-commerce sites. We choose to use WordPress as our base platform because it allows us to customize your website with a wide range of templates and plugins that work well “out of the box” rather than charging you for custom development for common tasks.
It’s Open Source Software
Open source software is software that is developed and distributed under a license that allows users to access and modify the source code. This means that anyone can view, use, and modify the code, as long as they abide by the terms of the license. What this means for us is we can use plugins and themes that accomplish the task while also being able to customize those plugins and themes specifically for your needs.
Open source software is often developed collaboratively by a community of developers who contribute to the project, often on a voluntary basis. This can lead to a large and diverse range of contributors, which can result in high-quality software with innovative features.
One of the key benefits of open source software is that it is usually free to use, which can be especially beneficial for individuals and small businesses who may not have the resources to invest in expensive proprietary software. Additionally, because the code is publicly available, users can often find support and resources from other members of the community. WordPress is one common example of open source software.
Easily Modified by You
You may have specific needs or require a highly customized website so you may need to hire a developer to achieve your desired results.
Once the site is built, you may want to make minor edits internally and with WordPress you can do that. You can even set up users within your organization with different levels of access to allow limited or unlimited editing capabilities.
WordPress is Portable
When a website is referred to as “portable,” it typically means that the website is designed to be easily moved or transferred from one location or server to another without any major disruptions or changes.
This can be beneficial in a number of situations, such as when a website needs to be moved to a new hosting provider or when a developer wants to make changes to the website locally before publishing them to the live site. Portable websites are typically designed to be self-contained, with all of the necessary files and data stored in a single package or archive.
What about security?
WordPress websites can be vulnerable to security issues and require regular updates to maintain functionality and security. Our hosting packages provide for regular updates of themes, plugins and operating systems to keep your website as secure as possible. Still, there are people out there trying to hack websites every day which is why we have redundant hosting and offsite backups that we can revert to when necessary.
Let’s talk about it.
If you still have questions or want to talk specifics, do give us a call.