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WordPress is a versatile Content Management System (CMS) that can be used to create the simplest of blogs to fully functioning websites. WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS with approximately a quarter of all websites using the platform with very good reason.

It will save you money!

WordPress is free—you can go to the WordPress website right now and download yourself a copy. Not only that, but because WordPress is user friendly you have the potential to save money by not needing a developer to update and maintain your site in the long term.

Open source

The source code for WordPress is publicly available which means that there are thousands of people contributing their expertise to build extensions and themes for the software. There are also many people writing about the software, so learning and support are never far away.

SEO friendly

WordPress has been built and maintained to fulfill many search engine preferences such as: fast loading speeds, good coding standards, easy navigation, image optimization and social media integration. This means that it provides a higher baseline SEO for websites built on the platform and if you want to do even more to boost your search rankings, specialist plugins are available.

Mobile friendly

WordPress recognizes if a person is browsing the web on a mobile device and configures the content to be viewed on a smaller screen. This is also referred to as being “responsive” and is a must for websites in an era where mobile devices have overtaken desktop computers for internet use.

High security standards

WordPress maintains high security standards, employing a specialist team who work full time at keeping the core software safe from attacks such as infections and viruses etc.

Supports multimedia

Adding media such as images, video and audio to your WordPress website or blog is quick and simple. WordPress also supports OEmbed enabled websites, allowing you to embed content from YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and SoundCloud.

Simplicity

WordPress is relatively simple to learn – no complicated coding required, you just need an internet connection and a web browser to create and edit your own content and perform general website maintenance.

Considering a new website?