Why do we use WordPress for some of our websites?
WordPress started in 2003 and since that time has grown from being a blogging platform to being used by 1/3rd of the web (37% of all websites). We love it because it aligns well with our core beliefs as a social enterprise: it is open source* and very well supported, meaning that Cosmic can provide the right website for you, in a cost effective way - and we don't own the website - you do!
WordPress is based on industry standard programming and hosting
Here is a list of reasons why you should consider it for your next website:
1. Ease of Use
You can focus on adding blogs and other content without worrying about code.
2. Easy to access
As it is browser-based you don't need to download any software.
3. No HTML Editing or FTP Software Required
As a site editor, you can control the website content without needing to be a coder. No special skills required.
4. Search Engines
You can include all the right things into WordPress just by creating a blog or page to please the search engines (like Google or Bing). Naturally, you can go much further in your ambitions and WordPress allows for that depth.
5. You Have Control of Your Site
For day-to-day edits of content you don't need to go through a web developer every time. We train you so you can do the edits yourself. We want to see you succeed!
6. The Design of Your Website is 100% Customisable
WordPress acts as the core functions of the site, but we can create any theme to overlay onto that. How much bespoke design you want is up to you and your budget.
7. Blogging already there
Since WordPress is a blogging platform, those capabilities are built-in and are easy to use and display. This function can easily be used for News, Latest or Updates too.
We can help you to add more functionality to your website by using plugins. We carefully test and select the most well supported and secure to make your website do more.
WordPress sites can grow and grow. You can add blog posts as much as you need and they are managed and added to archives so you don't have to delete older posts.
10. Editor roles
Your team can be granted different levels of access allowing for an editorial chain of command if required. Equally it can be just one user.
If this all sounds appealing, then hopefully we are the website designers and developers for you. We're local and friendly, and on the end of a phone ready to chat. Based in East Devon, near Exeter, we work with both local and long-distance customers from across the UK.
*Open source is a set of values and an approach to technology, that encourages the free flow of ideas and innovation, something that fits very well with Cosmic.