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So you’re looking for a website for your business. And you remember that your friend’s company has a WordPress powered site.

But, you have questions about WordPress that you friend can’t answer. They’re not tech-savvy.

You want to know things like:

  • What is WordPress?
  • Why should you use WordPress for your business?
  • Who will build your new website on WordPress for you?

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WordPress Website Development: What is WordPress?

At Soapbox Digital Media, we specialise in WordPress Website Development. We think WordPress is the best content management systems to build websites on. Let us explain why.

WordPress launched in 2003 and it is now the world’s most used Content Management System (CMS). 74 million sites use the platform worldwide.

It is, also, popular among the business community, from large corporations to small businesses.

WordPress Website Development: Why should you use WordPress for your business?

Why is WordPress popular with businesses? It’s their favourite because it is open source.

Open source means that WordPress’ code can be tweaked by developers like us to build a site that suits your business’ needs.

And the fact that WordPress is open sourced leads us to another of its strengths – it’s flexibility.

WordPress can be used for:

  • Blogging
  • Brochure sites
  • E-commerce
  • Online magazines
  • Online directories
  • Forums
  • Membership directories
  • Online Galleries

On top of that, WordPress has a repository of over 40,000 readymade plugins that can add extra functionality to your site.

WordPress Website Development: Improve your search engine ranking

Search engines like Google favour WordPress powered websites as they’re easier for them to crawl and index your site.

By crawl, we mean that of Google is visiting your site. And by index, we mean that Google is recording the pages on your site.

By doing the above, Google will include your site on their Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs).

Here’s an example of how much Google value WordPress. In 2009, at WordPress Conference in San Francisco, Matt Cutts from Google endorsed using the CMS. And he uses WordPress for his blog, too.

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WordPress Website Development: Online security

We, also, use WordPress because they are serious about keeping your site secure.

They update their platform on a regular basis to prevent an attack from hackers.

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WordPress Website Development: Simple to use

Another reason why we develop our websites on WordPress is because its simple for our customers to use.

You can learn how to add and edit your content to WordPress in under half an hour. If you’ve used Facebook or sent and email, you have no problems.

And just like you can do on Facebook you can add your images, video or audio files to WordPress with a couple of clicks.

WordPress Site Development: Customisable to suit your business

By using WordPress as the foundation for our websites, we can create unique looking site that incorporates your business’ needs.

We have launched over a hundred WordPress powered sites. We know its code inside out. And this means our experienced designers and developers can make it look and work however we want.

WordPress Site Development: The next step

Find out more about what we can do for your business with WordPress. Call us, email us or pop into our store for a chat and coffee.

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