WordPress Development – How It Took the Internet by Storm

Technology Wordpress

First impression is the best impression. And the last also.

Someone had said this about websites. How many seconds will it take for you to decide a website is good? Three seconds max?

I’m sure you will agree when I say whether the user is fascinated or not upon visiting a website totally depends on the quality of the design and appearance.

Having an online presence is no longer a choice for businesses. Their search is for the right platform to make it more attractive. A popular option to go is WordPress.

Background

French programmer Michel Valdrighi created B2-Cafelog as a blogging platform using PHP and MySQL. Two years later, Mike Little and Matt Mullenweg took over the development and ended up cofounding the WordPress platform.

Don’t you see all WordPress Development Companies bow in front of those three innovators!

In May 2003, WordPress 0.7 was released and in the following years more updated versions with theme systems, persistent caching and better widgets were released. WordPress 4.5 had added inline links, new formatting shortcuts and responsive previews in functions. A big revamp to the WordPress Editor, “Bebo,” was brought into the WordPress 5 version. The latest version, as we compile this piece, is the 5.1.1 which is a security and maintenance release.

WordPress has been on a roll ever since it is first released and it’s all in the well-being of web-o-sphere!

Any web developer or marketer knows there are a variety of options when it comes to web design and blog platforms. With so many paid and free choices, it might seem difficult to choose the right one for your need. You might need the help of a WordPress Development Company here.

Did you know WordPress has 58.55% of the CMS market share – more than all other systems like Drupal and Joomla combined?

The sheer size and scope of the impact WordPress has had on the internet is hard to imagine. According to a survey published by Netcraft, out of 172 million active websites 75 million websites are using WordPress right now. The total number of downloads (with all 30 previous versions of WordPress) would be approximately over 196 million. WordPress is available in over 50 languages.

With a variety of tools, plugins and other fluid features, WordPress has grown to become the best publishing platform for web design and CMS.

Let’s look at some of the advantages of WordPress development.

No Programming

WordPress Development Companies could be sighing in relief for not having to write a code to develop a website. Here you just drag and drop the features you need in your website. This has made web development much faster which in turn improved the turnaround time. This means more efficiency and happier clients.

WordPress is rich in plugins, both free and paid ones. Imagine a function you need to incorporate in your website, and there is a free plugin available in WordPress. How does 45,000 free plugins sound to you?! You can also get so many themes. Do we need any more reason for our developers to switch to WordPress?

Superfast Publishing

Once you finish writing your web article or a blog, you just need to click one button for it to get published. Just one click. It is as simple as that. Very few content management systems offer such a feature. This is one of the reasons that makes WordPress the best CMS in town.

Search Engine Optimization

With over a billion websites, internet is clogged, and there are more websites being created as you read this article. How do they inten to reach their audience? That’s why we need search engine optimization. Launching a website without optimizing it for search engines is like shooting in the dark. Being SEO-powered, a website gets not only visibility but also attracts potential clients to your website. Developing your website by a WordPress Development Company enhances its search engine optimization as Google ranks WordPress websites higher. They have simple and sustaining codes making them ideal for Google indexing.

Responsive Design

Mobile traffic has already surpassed desktop and laptop traffic which makes responsive web design a must. Mobile-friendly websites have become the only alternative to mobile apps. When you use a WordPress website design, you get the benefit of responsive web without having the need to develop separate websites for different devices.

Social Media Integration

This is another relevant benefit given that most of the human race is on social media now. WordPress means seamless integration with social networks. Once you create your website in WordPress, you don’t have to login to your LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter accounts one by one. WordPress will let your social networking community know that you have fresh content for them. How convenient is that!

Easy to Use

The umpteen number of benefits of WordPress wouldn’t mean anything if it was hard to use. It is so simple that even a school student can build a website. At the most basic level, you can create a website by choosing a theme and then start uploading content such as text, images, blog posts, etc. If you need a customized solution, WordPress allows it, but this would require some coding.

WordPress websites can be edited from anywhere. You can write your articles on the phone while waiting at the bus stop or at a restaurant and run updates from your laptop at home. It has as super friendly interface and mobile app is no less. You also can have multiple users accessing the site to make changes or upload new content.

Enhanced Security

One of the primary criticisms against WordPress is that when it was started, it had poor security protocol. This has been totally eliminated with the entry of super-tech WordPress Development Companies in to the industry. If you have a good team of WordPress developers, you can fortify your site and make it hacker-proof. I’m not sure if we can say the same thing about traditional websites.

Web Analytics

Analytics gives you daily stats about your website traffic and products like number of daily visitors, number of orders on each products, etc. It becomes important for businesses because, for example, if the daily traffic on your website is dwindling, it could be a warning for an impending sales drop. You might be able to quickly find a solution to it once you notice the traffic stats. There are WordPress plugins for this function. Analytics could be easily incorporated into your website when you use WordPress.

Easy Syndication

Syndication is an efficient way to earn inbound links to your website. When you post a new blog article, it can automatically go to an RSS feed, making it easier for others to syndicate your content across other websites and directories.

Basically WordPress websites are anchored in simplicity. They are intuitive and extremely easy to use. For businesses, it also provides a lot of e-commerce templates and you can make your own e-commerce website without any hassle.

Spericorn and WordPress

We are smitten by its elegance, simplicity and the world of features it offers to our clients. Since we started using WordPress, we have recommended it to a lot of our clients and all of them want more of WordPress. Our specialized team of WordPress developers have acquired enough experience and learned enough tools to revolutionize website development through WordPress. Imagination has become the limit!

Your website is your online persona. It needs to represent you and your brand. Whether you are entering the market or you are considering revamping your current site, we would definitely recommend trying WordPress.

If you would like to learn more about how a WordPress website can augment your business and communicate with our target market, get in touch with us. We would love to discuss with you how we custom designed solutions for our clients.