WordPress + Genesis = AWESOME
There are any number of website building platforms, content management systems, and blogging software on the market and yet WordPress stands head and shoulders above the crowd.
Here are a few reasons:
- WordPress is seriously user-friendly
If you can use a program like Word, then you’ll be using and enjoying WordPress in no time! From adding and removing content, to uploading graphics & making regular website updates, our clients enjoy the ease of use that the simple and clean WordPress administration provides. There is a great tutorial website called, WP101 that we always recommend to our clients. We are also more than happy to provide hourly training as well.
- Search engines LOVE WordPress
Straight out of the box, WordPress is ready to embrace and be loved by the search engines. Its features and functions guide search engines through your posts, pages, and categories. This helps search engines crawl your website and gather the information they need to include your website within their results. WordPress even won over the head of Google’s web spam team who said it was a “…great choice, taking care of 80-90% of the mechanics of search engine optimization for you.“
- WordPress is scalable
From the simple and humble personal blog to a huge mega-website like the New York Times blog, WordPress is used by millions of businesses and people because it grows with them. And as their needs and wants change WordPress is right there helping to meet them. Click here to see a list of world-wide notable WordPress users, and then click here to see our own list of notable users.
- WordPress is driven by community
Many hands make light work and there is a large and robust community of enthusiastic developers with skilled hands working continuously to improve WordPress. These folks are improving both the functionality of the software as well as the security, which means you can rest assured that your website will always be up-to-date and secure. Click here to find out how we take care of this for you!
- WordPress is accessible
Just a few short years ago the only way you could view a website was with a computer and a browser. But now, as you are no doubt aware, smartphones, tablets, eReaders, and even gaming consoles are perusing online content. And WordPress, because it uses relatively simple HTML & CSS allows these devices to render your website in an easy to view way. See how we are able to take this level of accessibility even further with mobile-friendly designs, just click here.
- WordPress + Plugins = additional functionality
From photo galleries and email forms to social media integration and website analytics, there are literally thousands of WordPress plugins available and most of them are even free! This means that in all likelihood, if your website needs something special, there’s usually a plugin available. And if there’s not, it’s quite possible that we can create a custom solution for you.
- We super-charge WordPress using the Genesis Framework
We take the power of WordPress even further by utilizing a framework called Genesis, by StudioPress one of the leading WordPress companies in the world. This framework is much like adding a high-performance kit to an already great motor! Learn a little bit more about this framework by clicking here.
- WordPress has great standard features
- A built-in WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) editor
- Extensive commenting, trackback & pingback capabilities
- RSS feed compatible
- Highly advanced user & multiple author system
- Search & sitemap functionality
- Full standards compliance with the W3C
- WordPress is not a passing fad
WordPress is dominating the web and at last count is powering over 75 million websites, that’s “more than 32% of the web“.