Considering Wordpress for My Website – Pros and Cons of Using WordPress
It’s time for a new website for your Business. You have an outdated business website that could really use a major update or you have a new business that needs a website and you are not sure which way to go when it comes to the coding language and if you need a Content Management System interface.
WordPress is a free open source Content Management System that allows you and your employees to edit areas of content within your website without having to have any website design knowledge whatsoever. Open source is a public driven project that allows users with extensive knowledge to contribute to the growth and quality enhancements of that particular program.
WordPress has become very popular with website designers and companies alike as it is easily customizable to fit the particular companies brand look and feel. It takes little time to train an employee on how to edit page content including text areas, images, videos, and create new post in WordPress.
Some of the Pros of going with WordPress for your new website are:
• Most hosting providers already work with WordPress and have a simple installation module that does most of the heavy lifting for you. Some providers let you click one button and then wait a few hours and it’s installed on your website domain.
• There are tons of WordPress website templates for business. If you don’t want to spend all the extra money to code the design of your website from scratch, you can select a quality custom template that represents your business and edit particular areas to make the website template look like a professional custom site.
• There are literally thousands of plugins available to make all your website functionality realistic without spending tons of hours programming the components from scratch.
• Users can edit sections of your website with minimal knowledge of web editing tools within a short training session.
• WordPress allows administrators to setup multiple user levels and unlimited user accounts at no cost to you.
Some of the Cons of using WordPress for your business website:
• It’s a free CMS which means that you may not be able to design your website exactly how you envisioned. Every few months they come out with a new version that has updates which continue to allow users more control over customization of their website.
• Most plugins are free and may not work exactly how you expect them to. Read user reviews and test different ones to make sure they work the way they are supposed to and don’t look different in each browsers.
• If you allow user registration, comment posting, sharing etc. You need to make sure all the settings are set correctly so that you don’t get tons of irrelevant post, non-qualified registrations, and overall spamming of your website.
• Some of WordPress functionality can override your website template in different browsers which will make your website look different to visitors using their preferred tools to view your website.
• Open Source is vulnerable to hackers and WordPress CMS has seen its share of issues with hackers getting into its backend and installing dangerous code. You need to monitor your website when using open source for programming. Hackers can get in and out and you may not notice what they did for days, weeks, and even months. With monitoring of website access, you will now what is going on with the access to your website.
• Hackers can also hack into the free plugins which can also do major damage to your website and slow your business.
So now you know a little more about the Pros and Cons of using WordPress CMS when updating your business website or creating your website for the first time. SEO Pros offers an affordable website design service that can save you thousands on your new WordPress website by starting with a professional template and customizing it to fit your brands look and feel.
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