There are loads of WordPress Developers out there, which is one of the great benefits to utilizing WordPress as your website’s CMS. With such a large base of development and support, you have great freedom of movement to choose who you can collaborate with in building and maintaining your website. There are more than 19 million active WordPress websites. Some of the large brands using WordPress include Sony Music, Disney, and Time Magazine (to name a few).
What is WordPress?
WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS). It started as a blog platform and evolved into a widely used CMS built on PHP and MySQL. It benefits from an extraordinarily large community of developers who contribute to continually improving its core code as well as extend it with over 54,000 plugins to help your website meet your needs. There’s great flexibility with WordPress to create any type of website that you want, easily integrate with just about any other business system via an API, and scale it as needed (provided you don’t use a premade theme).
Key Benefits of WordPress
- A well known editor user interface
- New block structure via WP 5.0 (Gutenberg)
- Vastly extendable with more than 54,000 plugins
- Custom content types
- Flexible user license with no fee
- A massive community of plugins creators
- Multi-language capabilities, SEO friendly, etc
Why Should You Consider WordPress?
There are three main reasons to consider WordPress as your CMS of choice. First of all, there is tremendous freedom for you to work with whomever you please given the vast amount of WordPress developers and agencies skilled in WordPress. Second, despite being open-source and prolific, WordPress is remarkable secure and stable (provided you don’t allow website administrators to indiscriminately install unvetted plugins). And third, there’s great benefit to such a vast array of plugins where key pieces of website functionality have already been created. That means your resources can be better utilized in other ways that can help propel your brand.