Quite simply put, no matter if you’re a local solicitor or a builder, it’s likely that for some of the websites that you visit will be designed using what is called “WordPress”.
In a nutshell, WordPress is a CMS, and there’s plenty of various options of content management systems out there- so why is this one so popular?
Well, here’s just a few of the reasons, if you’re looking for a quick-overview as to why so many businesses opt for WordPress
– Both brochure and e-commerce websites can be built using WordPress
– There are loads of WordPress developers out there
– The Dashboard is easy to use
Our customers, tell us once they’ve had their WordPress website built, that they like the following of having a WP website.
– You can opt for WordPress templates or a bespoke design
– You can build a simple one page website or a e-commerce site with over 10,000 different products
– The plugins are often easy to update
– Often you don’t need PHP coding experience to say, edit the text on some of the main pages with the websites that we design
– WordPress is often easy to update
– You can easily make back-ups using premium plugins
– Our WordPress PHP web developers can often build a website quickly
– New pages can be added at a later stage if needed
WordPress is therefore a type of CMS which lots of businesses have, therefore it’s an extremely popular option. From landscape gardeners, to coffee shops, to large online retailers, plenty of businesses rely on WordPress, its not there for a CMS that just our agency uses.
So, it’s also not uncommon for when someone is on Google, looking for a “website designer” for them to say on the initial call to the agency, that they want the new website designed using WordPress.
That is often because their last website may have been built using this, so they know how to use the “Dashboard”, and therefore want another CMS website built using the same.
It’s therefore an option a lot of businesses now use in Wales, so we are now going to explain why this is such a popular option in some more detail.
Web designers in Cardiff
We are therefore a massively experienced WordPress design agency; we are asked by many businesses to construct e-commerce and also brochure websites using this CMS.
And here this agency we think that WordPress is quite simply fantastic, we think that the Dashboard is easy-to-use, so we think that for a lot of our customers, it easy to say add a new blog post.
We also work with a wide range of businesses, ranging from well-known solicitors, through to construction firms and also e-commerce companies. They all often want us to design a website using this CMS as they also like WordPress.
We have therefore found over the years the many businesses favour using WordPress, that’s why we decided to change our business so that it focuses on building this type of CMS for our customers.
So, what exactly is WordPress?
So, what is WordPress? Well quite simply put it a type of “Content Management System”.
You might be thinking well what is that?
Well, basically it’s a CMS which is designed with a Dashboard, and therefore offers functionality that allows you to add blog posts easily, to add new plugins, to also edit some of the wording for example.
However the overall design of the website can obviously be altered for whatever businesses is designed for, so what this basically means is a WordPress website can be designed for a wide range of different businesses, from car dealerships through to hair salons right through to large electrical retailers for example.
The frontend of WordPress can therefore be designed however the business wants it to look, yet the backend, which is commonly referred to as the “Dashboard” once logged into can have a universal layout, meaning, one WordPress Dashboard can look quite similar to another WordPress Dashboard.
What therefore happens is a lot of business owners will have had a website designed using WordPress for a long time, they are therefore used to how the Dashboard works, and they may find that this CMS user-friendly.
In matter-of-fact that’s what a lot of business owners tell us, that they’ve had a WordPress sites in the past, and that they want another one designed using this CMS because they find it easy to add blog post for example.
Many businesses use WordPress
We therefore find that many businesses that approach us for having their website designed, have used WordPress in the past, it is therefore extremely popular not just here in Wales, but also across the whole of the United Kingdom and the world.
You are able to find a lot of web design agencies which specialise in building just WordPress websites
A lot of agencies therefore specialise in just building just WordPress CMS websites, this means that it is easy to find a business which offer this service.
We say that because, we think its important that you have a CMS option, where you can easily find web developers that can work with you.
If you were to opt for a CMS which is not that popular, you might find less developers which have experience of working on editing that content management system.
WordPress is most definitely proven, what we mean by that is it’s established, that’s because millions of websites have already been designed using this CMS.
From businesses which sell chocolate online, through to businesses that sell mountain bikes, so many different businesses have opted for a WordPress website.
Therefore, there might be another CMS that’s just being launched for companies to use, yet our customers often say to us, that they would rather go with WordPress because they have used it in past, and they know that it’s proven.
What would you say are some of the main advantages of opting for a WordPress site?
We think that there are many positives to having a site designed using WordPress, if that CMS suits what you want your business website to do.
The main benefit we think is, when using say the Dashboards Editor to edit a page, to add new text to a page, often you don’t need coding skills, to just change some of the wording of a page or post.
So, you don’t need to be a professional PHP web developer, to say change some of the wording on the homepage, that’s because often, not always, you can use the WP editor to change the text.
So, this is useful, as otherwise, you might find that you are on the phone to your web designers, asking for simple lines of text, just as the companies phone number, to be changed, with some WordPress websites, you can do this yourself.
So, it’s a popular CMS
In matter-of-fact we would say here, at our design studio, the vast majority of websites that we build are built using this CMS option.
So it doesn’t matter if somebody approaches us and there wanting to open a new barbershop, or perhaps they are even looking to open a hotel- we often recommend using WordPress because once they obtain the login details, often they find the WP Dashboard very easy to use, in order to say add a blog post.
We shall elaborate a bit further on what the WP Dashboard is later on, but for now basically in a nutshell, it is is the admin area of the website, where you can add things like blog posts, integrate new plugins and you can change the wording on some pages for example.
Therefore, this is a reason why this CMS is being used by so many millions of businesses worldwide, because it allows somebody with no coding knowledge (such as PHP) to say change the company address on the contact us page.
It’s the WP Editor that allows the text to be edited easily, so some of the text in the main body of the page can sometimes be edited using this, therefore it’s easy for somebody who hasn’t got much experience of web design to do this.
However, with some WordPress websites, depending on how the site has been built, you may sometimes not be able to edit the text that easily, it does depend on which editor you have.
You might’ve noticed right throughout this whole article, that our agency has mentioned repeatedly the word “Dashboard,” when you think of a dashboard, you obviously you start to think of a dashboard that is fitted to a car.
That’s to say, a cars dashboard often tells you the water temperature, whether your engine oil is running low and your speed, well it’s instead a WP dashboard allows you to add blog posts, to navigate to the different pages and make edits to the wording, plus to also integrate new plugins if you wish to do that.
So, what a lot of our customers say is that they find the WordPress Dashboard easy to use.
A lot of WordPress templates are sometimes “mobile friendly”
A lot of businesses use WordPress templates, that’s simply because it can speed up the whole web design process sometimes, it can also allow you to have a mobile version of your website built relatively quickly, if built right.
Of course it does depend on which WordPress template you opt for, some are better than others, but a lot allow the design to be “mobile ready” with not a huge amount of time needed by a developer.
So, if you want an inexpensive website built, then you might wish to think about having a WordPress template website built. A lot of businesses use templates, because they can help sometimes for a website to be designed more cheaply.
However, before you opt for a WordPress template, we would highly recommend talking to a respected web design agency, to know the benefits some of the disadvantages of opting for a template website, rather than having a bespoke website built. Therefore you should weigh up the pros and also the cons, before you make a decision.
Easy to add new content marketing
The WP Dashboard also makes is super simple for you to add a new blog posts, for example, when you consider some businesses are adding new blog posts every single week, then this is an important thing to think about.
So, for example if you updating the company news or blog, you will want to login quickly and add the blog post in minutes, so its job is done.
What you most certainly don’t want is to opt for a CMS option, which is absolutely full of coding glitches in the PHP, which then causes problems for your customers when using the website, which some poorly constructed CMS options, in our experience can sometimes have.
How our web design agency in Cardiff can help
There are now millions of web design companies out there, so as a business you have a lot of choice, however many businesses come to Walsh for one simple reason, we make the whole web site design process and absolute piece of cake.
We don’t therefore talk a load of marketing waffle, we offer sensible prices, build brilliant websites for our customers, and we aim to do this as quickly as possible.
If you run a business in Wales, and you need a brand-new CMS website designed then why not talk to us?