When you’re considering what type of website you’ll need for your business, you naturally start wondering how the website will be built, how it’ll be updated, will you be able to update it, or will you have to pay someone to do the updates for you, etc. I highly recommend using WordPress.org as your website builder or CMS/blogging software. It seems kinda’ redundant to even mention this these days because WordPress is so widely recognized as a standard in the WebSphere. However, I know from personal experience there are many different types of blogging and website building software to choose from, and I’d really hate to see you choose a platform that is a) not stable or secure, or b) one that isn’t easy to use or configure, and c) one that may not be enjoyable for you to use long-term. Regardless of whether you’re strictly blogging, or whether you’re building and maintaining a corporate web presence, you’ll be spending a considerable amount of time with the website builder (CMS) platform of your choice; so it better be a great experience, or you’ll be hating life in no time, I promise you that!
Security & Usability
My number one concern when deciding on any software that I’ll use in my internet business would have to be its security. While WordPress is not without its flaws, it is by far the most widely used, updated, and tested platform available today. Due to it’s extremely broad range of usage in today’s website market, it remains one of the most thoroughly tested and secure platforms available. This also contributes to its ease of use. Many times when WordPress sites have security issues, or they experience getting hacked, it’s due to the fact they either weren’t maintained or updated properly, or the plugins used allowed some type of vulnerability in their coding. The problem is very rarely related to the WordPress core software.
When I first started working with websites back in ’04, I hand-coded every single line of HTML in Notepad. E-v-e-r-y single line of HTML and CSS were written by hand. Actually my first site didn’t even use CSS. It was all HTML 4.0 and tables! WOW! What a difference a few years in the internet world makes! I wouldn’t even consider building a website these days without using WordPress!
Use WordPress for all of your website projects, and here’s why:
- It’s very easy to learn
- It’s extremely customizable
- Its support staff and community are the best of breed
- Its one of the most secure CMS and blogging platforms available today
- As of this writing, there are 48,293 plugins available to customize WordPress to your hearts content
- It’s hands down, without question, the most secure, most scalable, easily customized, easiest to use CMS software available today, and you get all this for free!
WordPress will not let you down, and there’s not a (web, internet based) project in this world that it can’t tackle, head-on, and win at every single time…bar none!