The Web Creatives

“Why do you use WordPress for most of the websites you build?”

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Why WordPress?

It’s a question we get asked a lot – and it’s a good one…

There are many Platforms out there to build your website on, so why do we end up mostly recommending (and using) WordPress for our clients? There are a few reasons – let’s take a closer look:

Choosing a Platform for your website

When it comes to the Platform to build your website on, chances are you don’t really think too much about how it’s going to be built – you usually leave that choice to your chosen web designer, right? 🤔 – but should you give some thought to the Platform your web designer chooses for you?

Deciding on a Platform

There are so many Platforms available to build your website, it can all get a bit overwhelming…

Here’s a just few popular ones:

  • WordPress
  • SquareSpace
  • Shopify
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • Laravel

And then most of the Hosting companies out there have their own proprietary Page Builders too, here’s a few that we’ve helped clients migrate from:

  • Wix
  • GoDaddy
  • Ionos
  • Fasthosts
  • Hostinger
  • Siteground
  • & more…

(By the way – Most hosting companies Proprietary Page Builders make it pretty awkward, if not impossible to export your website and move it to another Platform or Hosting company – WordPress works on virtually any hosting servers, so you’re free to choose the best place to host your website as your needs change).

Even then, if you do decide on WordPress, there’s the plethora of Page Builders & Themes that let you build your website on WordPress:

  • Elementor
  • Divi
  • Beaver Builder
  • etc etc…

It’s enough to make your head spin!

Which is why The Web Creatives have settled on just one Platform when it comes to building a new website for a Client – or refreshing their existing site, regardless of the current Platform it’s on (but we can help you with most of those Platforms too if you really don’t want to change for some reason).

WordPress to the rescue!

The main reason we recommend WordPress is that for the majority of our Clients, it ‘ticks all their requirement boxes’. It’s hugely flexible, has massive support and is constantly evolving to keep up to date with peoples website needs. Plus, it currently runs approximately 1 in 3 of the websites on the internet!

It’s capable of running a small start-up company website, a larger SME website with more features, an e-commerce website (using WooCommerce or a bunch of other solutions) and even running a Suite of websites for a large company with multiple sites in different languages! Plus, it scales really well – so it can grow with your business.

It really is the Swiss Army Knife of website Platforms in our opinion, and over the years we’ve been building websites, there haven’t been too many times when a Client has asked for a particular functionality that we haven’t been able to provide it using WordPress and it’s vast array of Plugins.

And before you ask – Yes, our website is built on WordPress too 😁

And finally…

So there you go, a quick overview of why we recommend WordPress to most of our clients.

If this post has made you think about the Platform your website is on currently, and might it be worth you moving it, we’ll be writing more articles on WordPress during the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for those – they should help you make a more informed decision when you decide it’s time to build / scale / upgrade or refresh your current site – and of course, when you’re ready, we know someone who can help with that… 😉