When WordPress first launched in 2003, it gained a reputation as a blogging platform. Since then, WordPress has acquired numerous awards as the premier open source web application. Open source means that the original source code is available for anyone to modify. In short, for free, anyone can use WordPress as the basis of blog and website design. At MDPM Consulting, we prefer WordPress for many reasons.
WordPress is Not Proprietary
Most website design companies that offer template sites retain rights to their design. The website, then, is not fully the property of the client. Should you decide to transfer your site to your own hosting account or another website company, you may be denied. With WordPress, free and paid templates are open source, so they belong to us – the public. They are the “by the people for the people” of website templates!
WordPress is Fully Customizable
Because developers can access the code in WordPress templates, these sites are completely customizable. So, whether you want to personalize a template design or build a custom design from scratch, WordPress provides the framework to make it easy!
WordPress Has Limitless Plugins
Plugins have made the developer’s job so much faster! In brief, a plugin is a bit of code that provides a set functionality. For instance, your site might have a plugin that creates a slideshow, survey, SEO metadata, or an email form. Some plugins are free, while others have a fee, either one-time or monthly. Adding cool, interactive features to a WordPress website is simple, and the results are pretty reliable, with plugins.
WordPress Features a WYSIWYG CMS
In addition to providing an awesome platform for web design, WordPress has a content management system, or CMS. This tool is WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get), so it’s simple for the non-techie to use. By logging into an admin panel with a password, you can alter and add content to a WordPress website, without ever looking at the code. The standard CMS comes with every WordPress site.
If you’d like to learn more about WordPress, if you have an existing WordPress website you’d like customized, or you’re interested in adding a blog to your SEO strategy, call the dental marketing experts at MDPM Consulting today at 972-781-8861. You can also email us at [email protected].