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What is Wordpress & How Can it Help Your Business?


At Platform81 we strive to use the best technology available to meet our clients needs. This is no different when building websites and we often recommend that our clients use a platform called WordPress.

So before you have your site built, why not find out a bit more about WordPress & how can it help your business…

WordPress started life as a blogging platform, which allowed people to easily create online blogs without the need for in-depth knowledge of web development.

Since its inception in 2003, WordPress has gone from strength to strength and is now a fully-fledged ‘CMS’ or Content Management System, allowing users to create complex sites and make changes without any need for knowledge of coding.

A statistic from 2014 suggests that 22% of all websites are now built on this popular platform.

The main advantage to using WordPress is that once the site has been set up, users are able to manage the content themselves rather than having to employ a web developer to do it for them. This is a great advantage for many people as it gives them the freedom to make quick changes without the need to contact an external agency.

Another big advantage of WordPress is that it’s free! This means that even businesses with smaller budgets can take advantage of this great piece of software without having to pay for the privilege.

WordPress makes itself a valuable tool by offering a large library of plugins. Plugins are small components that can be downloaded and added on to a basic WordPress install to enhance the functionality. In many cases, these plugins are free and allow the user to do things with their site that may otherwise have taken days of bespoke development.

These advantages make WordPress a great asset for any business compared to a traditional static site.

WordPress can help your business save significant amounts of time once the website has been built. It’s incredibly easy to log in and keep your website up to date…all with an interface that is as easy to use as Microsoft Word!

If you would like to discuss how a WordPress site can help your business, give us a call and we’d be happy to discuss the merits of this great platform.