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Why do we design websites using the WordPress CMS platform?
We honestly did not start off as Atlanta Web Designers. WordPress originally was not our choice platform for website development. Prior to WordPress we designed and developed typical static websites using standard HTML and CSS. At that time our primary tool for web design was Adobe Dreamweaver.
Our very first content management system was actually Joomla in 2009. We were blown away by content management systems so much so that we started using it for web development. Although Joomla was a really good alternative there seemed to be a huge learning curve for our clients to make even the simplest of changes and updating the software was slightly complicated. It didn’t take us long to find out that Joomla CMS wasn’t very secure at that time. Things may have changed by now but we are very happy where we are at with WordPress.
WordPress was released on May 27, 2003, by its founders, Matt Mullenweg, and Mike Little. WordPress is an open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL very much like Joomla. We only discovered WordPress in 2010 when approached by a client wanting a business directory website built using WordPress.
(Worth mentioning is that when we are talking about WordPress we are referring to WordPress.org not WordPress.com. With WordPress.org, YOU host your own website by downloading the software and installing on your own web server.)
Discovering WordPress opened an entirely new door for us and before we knew it, we were being bombarded with WordPress website requests, therefore, adding it to our services. We quickly became known as WordPress Web Designers in Atlanta. It quickly became obvious that WordPress was growing in leaps and bounds and excelling in every aspect possible. We are only too thrilled to be a part of that growth.
Very quickly we noticed that the sites we created using WordPress were doing far better than the other platforms we used in the search engine results due in part to the many WordPress SEO plugins and tools that help you optimize your website. It wasn’t long after that we made WordPress our niche and no longer designed websites with any other platform than WordPress. This allowed us to focus on WordPress alone so we could be Experts in our niche.
We have spent the last 7 years fine-tuning our skills and concentrating on learning everything WordPress so we could be not just good but totally “Awesome”! Since then we have grown and expanded our services from not only WordPress Web Design but to now providing complete WordPress Maintenance, WordPress Hosting, and WordPress SEO Services. We are also recognized as a top WordPress Website Design Company on DesignRush.
So that sums up as to why we use WordPress as our platform. We absolutely LOVE WordPress!
Reasons to Choose WordPress *:
1. WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world
WordPress runs 27% of the entire internet. Approximately 17,402,952 websites on the entire web use WordPress. Even many popular universities are using WordPress. People often make the mistake of classifying WordPress as a simple blogging system. In the pas that may have been true, however WordPress has evolved over the years into a full extendable content management system (CMS). You can still use WordPress to create a simple personal blog, but now it allows you to create totally functional business and ecommerce websites.
2. WordPress has tons of support & resources available.
WordPress has a huge community. You can find WordPress support on forums, WordPress video tutorials, and abundance of handbooks on the internet about WordPress.
3. WordPress is designed with secure code and maintained aggressively.
Since WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world, it is often targeted by hackers. WordPress is designed with secure code and addresses any security vulnerabilities rapidly. This is why it is extremely important to keep your WordPress software, themes and plugins updated at all times in order to keep your website safe and secure.
4. WordPress is extremely customizable and flexible.
WordPress has significantly more plug-ins, themes and options available than any other CMS (Content Management System. Because of it’s popularity, more 3rd party developers create new WordPress plugins to help make your website extremely extendable. Your options for growth are nearly limitless!
5. WordPress is easy to learn
WordPress is used by millions of people everywhere. It is easy to learn and many of our clients are able to make simple edits to their pages and posts. If you choose not to learn about WordPress, check out our full WordPress maintenance services so you don’t have to worry about maintaining and updating your website. Our Atlanta Web Designers will make all the changes for you!
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