5 tools to streamline your frontend development workflow in 2018
16th February 2018
October 18th 2014
I’m a big fan of WordPress. There, I’ve said it. Now let me explain why in plain talking, non technical speak – like we do around here in Beartown.
A Content Management System, or CMS, is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage a website.
WordPress has been around since 2003 and is one of the most popular platforms available. Having been improved over the years with regular updates and new features, it has also become the content management software of choice for many agencies.
By building a website on the WordPress CMS platform, clients are able to add pages and blog posts, remove content, format content, upload images and much more from any computer with an internet connection.
WordPress has a very simple and intuitive interface. Adding pages, images and blog posts is simple and can be done quickly, and with the addition of a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, it works much in the same way as Microsoft Word, which most people are familiar with, so styling/formatting content is no hassle.
WordPress’s code is very clean and simple, this makes it easy for search engines like Google and Bing to read and index your site’s content. In addition, each blog post, page and images can have their own meta tag keywords, titles and descriptions and can be optimised for specific keywords allowing for better SEO. This is great as it helps your clients easily find your website organically through search engines.
Having such an intuitive and simple design allows you to edit your own website without the need of a web designer or developer. You have the control to manage nearly all aspects of your site so you can make those quick copy changes, or post a new blog as and when you need to.
Just because you’re using WordPress does not limit what your site can do or how it looks. You can have a site designed and built exactly how you want, just as you would on a website without a CMS, but with all the functionality of WordPress.
With a WordPress site you can have as many or as few pages and posts as you like without compromising the site’s performance. So as your business grows so can your website, allowing you to keep both potential and existing customers up to date with all the latest information about your services or products.
With the ability to have multiple users, each with different access levels, you can allow a number of people access to the editing capabilities of your site and restrict which parts of the site they can edit and update or add content to.
So there we go, these are just some of the many reasons why I love WordPress. It’s certainly my Content Management Systems of choice for many of the sites I get to work on at Thrive.
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