Using WordPress to Create Websites
Very simply – WordPress offers everything we want as web developers, and everything you want as a website owner.
What began as a blogging platform in 2003 and has since grown to become one of the most powerful and easy Content Management Systems (CMS) globally. Currently holding a market share of 35% of all websites in the world, WordPress continues to be the platform that we use as the foundation for all our website projects.
At Xcite we pride ourselves on our ability to build complex dynamic websites that are unique to your business. Although WordPress is our tool of choice for web development, with so many options available for building great websites, we always consider all of your options and make recommendations based on what’s best suited for your business. We custom build every site from scratch to meet your design and functionality needs and goals.
Here are some of the reasons why we think WordPress is great!
Easy To Use
WordPress is a very powerful and sophisticated system, offering a stable foundation from which we can build off of, and with a high level of customizability. For us this means that we’re able to build – and make changes to – your website quickly, and with more consistency throughout every page.
For you, WordPress makes it very easy to make changes and add content on your website. You can easily manipulate copy, images, graphs, media, links, etc., from a simple-to-use back end of your website, and these changes are instantly made to the front end – properly formatted and where they belong. Also, when we ‘hand over the keys’ for you to be able to make changes yourself, we teach you how to properly use your website, as well as give you a free, how-to video for reference.
WordPress is the go-to tool if you want to add a blog to your website. With its feature-rich blogging capabilities, and its user-friendly back end, it has become the most popular blogging platform in the world. While we often incorporate a blog into most of our client’s websites, we also use WordPress as the framework for the entire site.
WordPress has thousands of plug-ins to accomplish just about anything you want, from adding social media sharing links, to turning your website into a full-out shopping cart. Because there is a plugin for everything, we can offer you so much more, without the time and costs it would take to add that functionality by coding from scratch.
WordPress is hands-down an extremely secure platform – more secure than your typical static HTML site. The reason for this is because the owners of WordPress know high security is imperative for the 455 million-plus live websites using WordPress, including big-name companies like CNN, eBay, The Wall Street Journal, etc. WordPress uses both server-level and client-level security measures, not to mention that we add extra layers of security from a combination of plug-ins and administrative best-practices.