WordPress: The Best CMS?

What Is The Best CMS?

We code and develop using many different Content Management Systems (or CMS for short) which allow our clients to easily manage, edit and update their websites themselves. These include WordPress, ExpressionEngine, Magento, ModX and we even have our own custom CMS.

There is no right or wrong answer here. Many share features and it can come down to personal preference. Some situations call for a custom solution but more and more we’re getting requests to use WordPress, in fact as of 2024 we almost exclusively build websites in WordPress.

Once regarded as just a blogging tool, WordPress has quickly become a fully fledged Content Management System for professional web designers, developers and agencies, used on millions of sites across the world and is arguably the most popular CMS out there. It is the platform of choice for over 43% for all sites across the web!

Why Use WordPress For My Website?

Using WordPress enables us to speed up the build of a website by narrowing the number of templates we use. More and more users are also becoming familiar with WordPress via their own blogs. Creating WordPress websites provides them with a system they can already use and are familiar with.

WordPress has a massive developer community that results in a vast array of plugins and enhancements for the platform. It is free and can also be used to generate much better SEO results.

  • User-Friendly Interface: WordPress features an intuitive dashboard and user-friendly interface, making it accessible for beginners and seasoned users alike.
  • Versatility: It serves as a versatile platform, suitable for a wide range of websites, including blogs, portfolios, business websites, and e-commerce stores.
  • Abundant Themes and Plugins: With a vast library of themes and plugins, users can easily customize the look and functionality of their websites, enhancing both aesthetics and features.
  • SEO Optimisation: WordPress is inherently structured for search engine optimization (SEO), with clean code and the ability to integrate powerful SEO plugins to enhance visibility.
  • Responsive Design: Modern websites need to be mobile-responsive, and WordPress themes are designed to adapt seamlessly to various devices, ensuring a consistent user experience.
  • Open Source and Free: As an open-source platform, WordPress is freely available for use and modification, fostering a large and supportive community of developers.
  • Community Support: The WordPress community is robust and active, providing forums, tutorials, and documentation, making it easy for users to find assistance and solutions.
  • Regular Updates: WordPress is regularly updated, introducing new features, security patches, and improvements to ensure the platform stays current with evolving digital trends.
  • Scalability: Whether you’re a small blog or a large enterprise, WordPress scales to meet your needs, providing flexibility and adaptability as your website grows.
  • Content Management: It started as a blogging platform and evolved into a full-fledged content management system (CMS), allowing easy content creation, publishing, and management.
  • Media Management: WordPress offers robust media management features, making it easy to upload, organize, and display images, videos, and other media on your website.
  • User Role Management: It includes a comprehensive user role management system, allowing administrators to control and assign different levels of access to users.
  • E-commerce Integration: With plugins like WooCommerce, WordPress transforms into a powerful e-commerce platform, enabling users to set up and manage online stores effectively.
  • Multilingual Support: For businesses with a global audience, WordPress supports multilingual content, allowing you to reach and engage with a diverse set of users.

Is WordPress The Best CMS?

WordPress Themes

Normally we design and create totally unique websites from scratch but some clients come to us looking for a new website with limited budgets. This is where themes can come into their own and act as a great base, or starting point for a site.

There are plenty of great premium WordPress themes for sale which can dramatically cut down costs and development time and offer a quick and cheap website solution but still resulting in a high quality professional website.

Great WordPress Examples

One of our WordPress websites for Katy Perry has just been picked as one of The Best 25 Examples of a WordPress Website.

Looking for a New WordPress Website?

WordPress’s combination of user-friendliness, versatility, and a thriving ecosystem positions it as one of the most popular and powerful content management systems on the web.

We can help if you’re looking for a new website, or to revamp an existing one. Drop us a line if you fancy a chat or for a free quote.

About the Author: Dan is an award-winning designer and WordPress developer with a passion for creativity, an eye for aesthetics and nearly two decades of experience working with renowned bands, iconic brands, and prestigious record labels from every corner of the globe.