I have used many ways to create a website. I started with basic HTML and CSS to create websites but the drawback of this method is that my clients were not able to update their websites. They needed external help to do this and this is not the ideal solution.
That’s why I moved to Content Management Systems (CMS), a type of website that gives you, the owner, the means to change the content of the website. I have tried out many CMS and in the end decided to stick to my favourite CMS WordPress.
WordPress started in 2003 as an open source blogging software, but has since evolved into the most used CMS on the internet.
- Websites Powered by WordPress 27.5%
- CMS Market Share 58.7%
At the moment of writing according to W3Techs, WordPress powers 26.2% of all websites and 59.2% of all currently known Content Management Systems.
Why is WordPress so popular?
WORDPRESS IS EASY TO USE
The number one reason why so many businesses use WordPress as their preferred CMS is because it’s so easy to use. If you are confident in using software like Microsoft Word you will not have many problems using WordPress because the editor in WordPress looks similar to Word. Uploading photos, videos or sound files is an easy task. But don’t take our word on it, request a free demo setup where you can try out WordPress before you commit yourself.
WORDPRESS IS MOBILE FRIENDLY
Mobile website usage is growing and growing. All my websites are designed to be responsive (mobile-friendly), meaning your customers won’t find it difficult to use your website on their smartphones. And the WordPress administration area is designed to work on smartphones as well as full-sized PCs — so you can easily manage your website from any device.
WORDPRESS CAN HANDLE ALL SORTS OF MEDIA TYPES
With WordPress you are not just limited to writing text. It comes with built-in support to handle images, audio and video. With WordPress you can embed YouTube videos, Instagram photos, Tweets, and Soundcloud audio by just pasting the URL in your post.
WORDPRESS IS EXPANDABLE AND FLEXIBLE
A standard installation of WordPress gives you all the tools to start a basic website. The power of WordPress comes from it’s ability to add small pieces of software, called plugins, to your website that will open up a myriad of possibilities. With these plugins I can transform your basic website into anything you want, like a full blown e-commerce website, a membership website, a booking or reservation facility, a Learning Management System or even your own social media website like Facebook.
UPDATE YOUR WEBSITE ANYWHERE WITH NO EXTRA COST
A WordPress website is updated straight from within your browser. It works on PC, Mac and on any mobile device. You don’t need to buy additional software to update your website. Just login and start editing, anywhere, anytime.
WORDPRESS IS SEARCH ENGINE FRIENDLY
WordPress makes your site very attractive to search engines. By design WordPress is very SEO friendly, and I make it even more SEO friendly by giving you a standard feature that enables you to add search descriptions, tags and headlines to each individual page or post.
YOUR WORDPRESS WEBSITE IS YOURS FOR EVER
You own your WordPress website and you can take it anywhere you want. WordPress runs on all standard Linux hosting and is easy to install on a new web server. You are not restricted to a hosting or web service provider who only provides you with a custom made CMS that can’t be taken elsewhere.
WORDPRESS IS SAFE AND SECURE
WordPress is considered quite safe and secure to run any website. When you host your website with Artvaark Design I will create a total backup of your website and database each night. Depending on the package you choose you will also get free maintenance for a limited time. During this period I will take care of keeping your website up to date to the latest WordPress and plugin versions. I use security software to monitor security threats on all my websites
Some screenshots of the WordPress administration area
To make it easier for you to decide which type of website is right for you I have created four WordPress packages. From a Do It Yourself version to a website that caters for everything you need. I can also create a bespoke website with custom features like event booking systems, business directories or even your own social website like Facebook.