WordPress is one of the most popular tools for website development. Based on data published in late March 2017, this CMS (Content Management System) is used in more than 25% of all websites. The reason for this lies partly in a big and loyal community of users, of whom many are also developers who constantly work to improve functions and capabilities of WordPress, its themes and plugins…
Once used solely for blogging, this fantastic CMS is today utilized in almost all types of websites. Due to its popularity, most hosting companies support the famous option of “Installing WordPress in just a few clicks,” knowing that a large number of clients use precisely this CMS.
One of the greatest advantages of WordPress is its simplicity (user friendliness) which enables clients to continue maintaining their websites after completing a simple training or with the help of a user manual. No coding knowledge is needed.
Like any other CMS, WordPress has both certain advantages and shortcomings.
- It’s free
- It’s simple to install and use
- Flexible e-commerce options
- Optimized for mobile devices (this implies utilization of a responsive WordPress theme)
- Supports blogging functionality
- There are many free plugins (for almost every functionality)
- Because of a large community of users, numerous forums and specialized websites are at your disposal where you can get answers to questions related to WordPress…
- It requires frequent updates of themes, plugins and WordPress versions
- If you use a premium – and in some cases, also free – theme, the theme settings can be inflexible, which makes it hard for beginners to customize the look and functionality of their websites to their needs
- It is not suitable for large online stores.