With Content Management Systems (CMS) becoming more popular with people who don’t wish to code their own website from the ground up, it isn’t hard to see why over 69% of websites now use WordPress.
But why? What are the advantages?
Here at Caboodle we use WordPress daily. So why do we use it compared to other platforms right now? Well, we can safely say there are a number of benefits to using it right now.
For starters, WordPress is simple. It is easy to navigate, laid out with ease of access in mind, and has everything labelled plainly in order for anyone to understand what they are doing or making. As far as design goes, the sky is the limit – you can make some gorgeous website designs with the WordPress toolkit once you get comfortable with its layout. We further customise the ADMIN area to simplify it for our clients as well, which makes it even easier to navigate.
Easy to Make
With this simplicity comes the extra benefit of being able to make what you want easily. You won’t be wasting time in WordPress to figure out how to make a new webpage or dropdown menu – with the pre-coded assets, you will be able to make what you want nearly instantly. For us, this is fantastic! It means more time giving you what you need, and less time focused on building the supporting code for the website.
There are a large number of themes and plugins available for WordPress. With over 4,000 themes and 45,000 plugins, there is always something at your fingertips to make any website unique. Not only that, but there are ways to tailor WordPress to something far more fitting to your business. Predominantly a writer? We can make your website into a blog. A business with online sales? We can easily set up a store page with Payment gateways. Are you a tradie who wants to throw a few images of jobs up every now and again? We can set you up with a brochure website with a gallery. It’s that flexible and that easy.
Compared to others, WordPress is given new updates frequently. These updates help with security and functionality with all WordPress sites. The WordPress community is also extremely helpful, and the WordPress support staff are always a short conversation away to help fix any issues you may have.
Ultimately though, we feel that a CMS should just be that – a content management system. It helps keep content organised, easy to edit, and helps us focus on the upkeep of the websites at the end of the day.
If you want us to help you with making a website with WordPress, contact us!
"6 years ago I contacted Caboodle Web to help my fledgling business with a web presence. What a journey they have assisted us with. In this period our business has grown from a small part-time operation to a business with a multi-million dollar turnover and 7 staff. Of course this has not all been down to Caboodle building us a state-of-the-art website (one that not only looks great but sells too!) but we could not have achieved this as easily without having a web partner who is responsive to our needs and able to add value to our business. If you have had enough of dealing with other web developers and need a dedicated, professional partner I would recommend that at the very least you sit down with Caboodle and discuss your needs. Unlike others they will not promise you the earth but will give you an honest assessment of your needs and will then deliver. I am to discuss my experience of dealing with Caboodle with anyone that wants to call me."