What we don’t expect is our clients to be experts in WordPress. That’s why WordPress is so well suited for our clients. It's easy to manage, it's easy to update, and it's even easier to train our clients how to use it themselves. There no longer is a need to be chained to a web designer or web developer all your life. Sure, we love monthly service contracts, but WordPress has given us something else.. a way for our clients to voice their opinions, topics, articles, and company news, all of which take Sacramento Website Design Group out of the content-writing business.
You can imagine the research we had to accomplish before when we had to write most of our client’s content. What do we know actually know about swimming pools or carpet cleaning? Not much. Now our WordPress Design clients are able to better manage their own websites, their own social profiles, their own content, and even their own website administration panel. Sure, we love service contracts, but we love it when our clients have the ability to truly manage their own businesses online!
I’m going to list some things you may not know about WordPress, the Best CMS (content management platform) in the world!
WordPress for some may seem like only a solution for small businesses. The fact is it's just as capable on larger sites running hundreds of thousands of pages. WordPress.com, which is the hosted version of WordPress (free and paid) online has over 409 million people view more than 20 billion pages each month. The WordPress platform has over 455 million sites running some version of the WordPress CMS. Now that’s true scalability.
WordPress was originally devised as a simple blogging platform before evolving into a full-fledged Content Management System. While it used to only have posts and pages, it now is capable of custom content types. These new abilities in WordPress allow you to create content that can be displayed in virtually any way you wish. There are also plugins for WordPress designers that can assist us with many different applications from the WordPress backend. Custom taxonomies allow content to take any shape and be sorted and classified any way you need it.
WordPress can be set up for very powerful user management if your design requires it. Most websites don’t need a complex user management system. Most small businesses have only one or two people maintaining it at any given time. There are several plugins that can add even more core functionality in the user management of WordPress. They can be quickly installed and configured when required.
While there are still many of us who believe that a full-fledged eCommerce site should run on a strict eCommerce Platform, there are several WordPress plugins that can transform WordPress into a slick eCommerce store for selling online. There really isn’t anything you can’t sell online using an eCommerce WordPress site including real products, digital downloads, and subscriptions.
Even more, you can manage stock, create wishlists, pricing charts and automatic discounts, and sales, and have a system that works well with shipping, sales management, and cost analysis. WordPress has been able to integrate with WooCommerce for many years and we continue to see improvements to this shopping cart that make it a world-class shopping experience.