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As a website development agency we are always presented with a diverse range of questions regarding website development, blogging and SEO. Many of these questions centre around Content Management Systems and development language so we thought we would write a blog that answers some of those questions particularly focussing on WordPress.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is an open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.
(There are 2 primary development languages – .PHP and .ASP,
MySQL is the most popular open source SQL database management system)
WordPress is currently the most popular blogging system and CMS in use on the web and powers around 20% of active websites.
There are many CMS systems available but the most popular in use today after WordPress are:
All of the above are excellent Content Management Systems that allow scaleable flexibility and the tools you need to manage and update your website.
The Benefits of using WordPress to Power your Website
As previously mentioned there are an array of CMS systems available to website developers and bloggers alike but in our experience and statistically speaking WordPress is the best for both developer and end user (the client). We are going to focus our benefits list on the end user experience. So what are the benefits of WordPress?
Things to be aware of with a WordPress website and questions that you should ask the agency that is designing and developing your WordPress Website.
This applies to any service really, but make sure that you choose the right agency to design and development your website. The beauty of WordPress can almost be destroyed with some agency’s building websites entirely centered around plugins that are bolted together and shoe-horned into the HTML code. On face value this is not obvious until you look at the code and realise that the HTML is is poorly structured. Search engines like clean code and architecture.
Is the design bespoke or is it an off the shelf template? There are some great templates out there but if you are buying a ‘bespoke design’ make sure it is a bespoke design.
If you would like any more information about Content Management Systems or website design in general call Lightbox 0121 516 2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org