Alot of my customers are asking about wordpress and I just wanted to write a quick post about the advantages and disadvantages of using WordPress.
Advantages of using WordPress:
-With a little bit of web knowledge and know how, you can customize the content and look of the site yourself, no webmaster needed.
-Automates alot of the busy work associated with the website.
-Plugins are available to do thing that otherwise would have cost alot more money (SEO, Contact Forms, etc…).
-it’s usually cheaper than making a website from scratch depending on how complicated the layout is.
-Automatically submits to search engines!!
Disadvantages of using WordPress:
-Your website isn’t truly custom unless you develop a custom skin for it.
-Some things that you want to do with the site may be unobtainable due the nature of wordpress and your technical ability.
-You can almost always tell a site is built with wordpress which sometimes confuses users when identifying with websites.
I would recommend WordPress to individuals or business’s who meet the following criteria:
-Smaller website budget.
-Want to edit the content themselves and not have to use a webmaster for those type of edits.
-Don’t mind the possibility of seeing other websites on the internet that may look similar to yours.
Overall, WordPress is a somewhat complex program to setup if you don’t have any previous web or database knowledge, but once setup and running it’s easy to learn and fairly straight forward to customize. If you are looking for a custom wordpress website or need a free quote, give us a call and we will give you a free estimate that same day.