Web development shouldn’t be a grueling process. You know what you want, but most tools are either too weak or too hard to use.

That’s what makes WordPress so great. In the hands of a good web developer, you’ll get exactly what you want for less.

WordPress is a content management system, which lets you add content to your website without bringing in the coders. It’s been trusted by millions of people to do the same thing: build the best websites on the internet. Because of its frequent updates and its overall versatility, WordPress should definitely be at the top of your list. Trust us: we’ve been building awesome websites for 10 years. We know a thing or two about these systems, and WordPress rocks!

Here are a few reasons you should consider it for your next project

What is WordPress?

Want to add a product, photo, or blog post to your website? Want to manage bits of your website behind the scenes? That’s tricky stuff if you can’t code.

That’s where WordPress comes in.

Instead of hauling in a developer every time you want to add a new product, you can just add it yourself. WordPress empowers you to manage your own website content.

This is what the backend looks like.

Doesn’t this look way easier to use than code? Just create content and launch it!

Ways to WordPress

There are no ends as to what kind of website you can create with WordPress. In fact, that is why so many businesses from TechCrunch to Disney trust WordPress.

These are just a few of the things you can make with WordPress.

eCommerce

Worry about your products, not your CMS. WordPress lessens the load with lots of tools and SEO.

For starters, every eCommerce website needs a good platform. The go-to options are almost exclusively Shopify and WooCommerce (there’s a pretty big debate about which one is better). THese platforms give you a ton of amazing tools that completely change how your website works.

If you’re building an eCommerce website, you should consider using WordPress with WooCommerce. It’s extremely easy to set up and you get the best of both worlds. Once the plugin is installed, a new window is added to your WordPress backend.

From this window, you can manage a whole suite of WooCommerce tools. Between WordPress and WooCommerce, your eCommerce website will be unstoppable.

Once everything is set up, you gain access to lots of cool online shopping features. WordPress makes sure that your eStore is functioning and ready to go with secure shopping cart and checkout systems.

Cheddar’s Pets’ checkout is powered by WordPress.

That way, you can focus on making good products and let the tech do the work.

By using a variety of features in WordPress, you can add elements like Coupon boxes and “Update Cart” buttons

However, to get results this clean, you’ll need a hand. Talk to our certified eCommerce developers for tips on how to boost your sales online.

Real Estate

It is no shock that WordPress is the most popular site for showcasing listings for real estate. Real Estate companies, realtors, and property managers all trust that WordPress has the best software for their business needs.

Because of all the companies that use WP for real estate, there are a bunch of great themes to start your website off with. A few include:

Custom themes are especially attractive for real estate agents trying to set themselves apart, and WordPress supports them! We’ve created lots of custom WordPress themes in our days (here’s one of our faves) and have never had any trouble fitting the pieces together. Consider how a custom theme could benefit your real estate sales.

News or Blogs

Wordpress was originally made to be a platform where bloggers could blossom. Now, even though it has grown into so much more, WP is still a great way to get your work out there.

Big brands like TechCrunch, one of the most prolific tech publications around, use WordPress to keep things running smoothly.

TechCrunch is a blog created by WordPress.

But it’s not just blogs and news. Anyone with lots of content can benefit.

Having a content heavy website is no problem with WordPress. This is why Mashable uses WordPress for their web development.

That’s because the backend makes content really easy to publish. We wrote this blog post in WordPress without writing a single line of code. Here’s what it looks like when you write it.

See how easy it is? No wonder everyone loves it!

Job Opportunities

If you’re interested in creating a new online job portal, WordPress can be of great assistance. By offering a multitude of plugins and themes, WordPress makes it easy to create and post job listings.

If you’re interested in developing a website with Job opportunities, check out a few of these plugins:

Medical Health and Appointments

Fyresite has done a lot of work in WordPress, including websites for medical professionals. But making medical websites right isn’t easy. It requires a lot of special expertise. That’s why WordPress can help you create a website to show off work, book appointments, and so much more.

Our website for Barrett Plastic Surgery is a perfect example (read about it here). It uses a custom theme and all the tools available to make a strong, measurable impact on visitors.

By creating our own theme within WordPress, we’ve created this beautiful layout for Dr. Daniel Barrett.

Using WordPress let us add lots of user-friendly plugins and integrations to make the experience better, such as the contact page.

Dr. Barrett’s WordPress website is made so all the information you need is in front of you. You can do everything from booking appointments to asking medical questions, and even previewing what each procedure means.

WordPress can be a huge source of revenue for your practice in the hands of a skilled developer. Reach out today!

Crowdfunding

Yes, even crowdsourcing can be incorporated into your WordPress website. If you need to crowdsource for a certain person or project, consider using WordPress.

By being able to build a whole website around your subject, while having the opportunity to donate through the same avenue, you’re creating the perfect environment for your crowdfunding needs.

If you’re looking for the right plugin for WordPress crowdsourcing, check out

Portfolios and Galleries

Photographers and other artists love WordPress because you can choose themes that accentuate the artist’s work.

Lyle London is the perfect example of WordPress gallaries. By using a custom theme, Lyle was able to showcase his work in a beautiful way.

Between the custom themes and brilliant album features, it’s a no-brainer.

Sorting out work is made easy with additional WordPress features.

If you’re looking to create a website to showcase your work as a professional, you’ve come to the right place.

Features for your Business

Whether you’re running a blog, crowdsourcing, or selling products, WordPress has different features that make it optimal for your business.

Free and Open Source CMS

This has been credited to why WP is so popular.

Having free software is already a perk, but having an open-source content management system is a huge bonus.

What this means is that a content management system is maintained by its community of developers (instead of individuals), and also means that bugs and other vulnerabilities will be quickly fixed and new features are continually being added.

SEO is a High Priority

This cannot be stressed enough: You need development software that is SEO friendly.

Search engines like Google and Bing love WordPress because it’s high-quality code puts keywords from your meta descriptions and title tags at the top of search results. WordPress even stresses the importance of this by having an automatic generator to suggest keywords to help spread your content.

Because of the SEO plug-ins that WordPress offers, you can better optimize your website and get more clicks. If you want to look into SEO plug-ins for WordPress, check out:

Social Media Integration

This could make or break your website depending on if your software has these features or not.

By being able to integrate posts from other sources like Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, you will liven up your content and open it up for more views.

Even the use of this Youtube video is an example of social media integration.

Through the use of plug-ins, you can embed different documents, blogs, audio files, videos, and photos. By installing different kinds of plug-ins, you can even embed things like audio SoundCloud.

Plugins, Plugins, Plugins

It’s simple, plugins rock.

Want to make your website more accessible? Install some plugins. Want to add content from other platforms? You can through a plugin. Want to boost optimization results? Plugins give you the freedom to really do just about anything on your website.

Some people consider plugins a con because they can slow down your page results. And although that can be true, it really just depends on the ways that the plugins are being used.

Why WordPress Works Well for Web Development

WordPress has lots of components that make it a powerful tool.

Strong User Base

With the number of people that use WordPress, it’s no surprise that there’s a bunch of internet content on how to use WP.

If you have any questions on how to use WordPress or any of its features, you’re almost guaranteed to have the answer in front of you if you google search it.

CRM System

The CRM alone would make WordPress well worth it.

With a customer relationship manager, you can easily use insights and analytics to increase sales. This way, you’re efficiently managing everyone so you get the most value.

It’s also amazing for managing business directories, events, and more.

And if you want some other CRM system, you can install and integrate it without a problem! Reach out to see if a CRM is right for you.

Website Maintenance

Maintaining your website is just as important as creating it.

If you don’t back up your site’s data, maintain security, optimize databases, and update plugins and themes, your website will be at risk.

Sounds tricky. . .

Lucky for you, WordPress makes it easy. There are plenty of ways to find help resolving any issue you might run into.

We keep website maintenance a high priority to make sure our websites are secure. If you’d like to learn more about web maintenance, read How Fyresite Keeps Your Website Up And Running.

SEO Friendly

Want to rank on Google? Having a website with a strong SEO is going to do you favors. This is why WordPress is the way to go. Even though the feature is powerful on its own, that doesn’t mean you should stop there.

By combining different SEO-friendly plugins and using the right SEO tactics, you’re building a strong SEO foundation for your website.

Security

Nothing is more important than making sure your website is secure.

Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t have the best track record as far as security goes. In fact, more than 80% of websites in 2017 were hacked because of security issues.

Not to say that WP doesn’t have its vulnerabilities, but most of these attacks were easily preventable. Keeping your site secure is more of a matter of making security one of your highest priorities.

If you’d like to learn more about how to keep a secure website, read: Top 10 WordPress Security Hacks To Keep Your Website Safe. 

Is WordPress the One?

Want to optimize your website and show it to the world? WordPress is a solid choice.

With different plugins and themes, there is no end to what you can add to your website to give it a unique flare. That’s why it’s the go-to software for websites big and small.

If you’d like to learn how you can use WordPress to create your website, reach out to us and we can discuss how to get your website up and running.