There are quite a few different choices of framework for website design these days. There’s WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, CMS Made Simple, Weebly, Wix, Moonfruit, Adobe Muse, and Twitter’s Bootstrap to name a few. Most of these provide a responsive CSS framework for web design.
Why is WordPress used most? Here’s a small list to explain why:-
- It’s been used since 2003
It’s the most popular blogging framework and in its time it’s had more bugs than a bait shop. Over this 13 year period, we’ve seen WordPress learn from its mistakes through simple trial-and-error and transform into something spectacular that suits the needs of both dynamic blogging and straight-forward pages. There is room for improvement, but we’re seeing other Content Management Systems following the same trend; obviously WordPress has done something right.
- Everybody is asking for WordPress
It’s just so easy to use. I’ve even heard of major organisations including the NHS ask for their websites to use WordPress, simply because it’s easier for their users to learn how to add and change content with minimal training.
- You can manage your website from any computer
Yup. Any computer including your iPad and iPhone. There are some iOS apps on the iStore that simplify adding posts and pages to your site without having to navigate the backend of the site too.
- The blog is built-in and ready to go
I’ve already explained in some of my past posts the power of blogging to communicate your services and latest news on the go. The ease of adding and assigning roles to other people in your organisation is dead easy, and before you know it, you’ve got tons of content on your website.
- No FTP and fewer security risks
Okay, so WordPress can be hacked, but it’s less dangerous than logging into your FTP when using a possibly compromised computer with a poor anti-virus. You can still backup WordPress easily enough, and if you’re wise on WordPress, you’ll take the necessary steps and protect your WordPress core files and install a WordPress security plugin.