For years people have been making custom websites and it has cost a ton of money to make a well-designed, well-functioning website. Because of this, business owners have poured tens of thousands of dollars trying to create and maintain their websites. Then came website builders like Wix and Godaddy Website Builders. These platforms allowed business owners to create their own websites, often times that looked decent, however they lacked a lot of functionality. Enter WordPress.
WordPress has two different versions: Wordpress.com and WordPress.org. The latter is the version that we work with as it is a self-hosted solution that gives us total control of how to build a website. Because of this, we have access to a ton of plugins that can add additional functionality to any businesses website.
Here a few functionalities that WordPress plugins help with:
- Scheduling appointments
- Calendar of Events
- Search Engine Optimization
- Integrating video and audio files
- Security for the website
- Website backups
As you can see, there are a variety of features that WordPress sites have that make it an attractive platform for business owners as well as developers. Although it does have its quirks, we have found that it is the best platform out there and highly recommend using WordPress for your website design.