What 20 million websites powered by wordpress is not enough to convince you that the platform is versatile and easy to use?
Alright, How about free?
Would it surprise you to find out that this website (Atlantiq Media’s) was entirely built on WordPress? It is…
WordPress is a top CMS (content management system) and there are tools being written everyday to enhance this excellent opensource platform. Here are five reasons why.
1. Easy to use – Why would anybody do 10 clicks when with WordPress you can do it with 2.
2. Free – Virtually anyone can start using WordPress out of the box. I have deployed WordPress to customers that have little to no experience with WordPress or any other websites CMS and they have picked it up.
3. Highly Customizable – Thousands of themes available to choose from and plugins to utilize for your websites unique feel and advance management. If you are not sure you want to use a preexisting theme that is ok just customize your own and create a hybrid website and use WordPress for your blog and any other dynamic pages.
4. Great Community and support – There are numours easily searchable wordpress forums and self help sites that can extinguish almost any problem or question that you may have.
5. Fast – The ability self host and to deploy rapidly – Seriously, you can get a default wordpress site up and in running in 5 min..and post an article in less.
Throughout the years we’ve had multiple clients with problems because they couldn’t access any of their website data or info when the old web guy moved on, disappeared or the company chose to move onto to a different website and hosting provider. I cannot be explicit enough on this one point:
Make sure the domain of your company is registered in your companies name and the owner of the company is the principal.
If it’s under the name of the person who sold you the setup and they disappear–then your are in trouble because you don’t have access to your own intellectual property.
Top 10 Checklist
1. Do you have all the logins and passwords from your hosting provider and the domains?
2. Do you have full access to your control panel and databases and allowed to make all the changes to your account yourself, including contact, credit card and other changes?
3. Can you cancel your hosting easily?
4. Is there a limit on the number of email boxes, the site size or the bandwidth?
5. Can you install WordPress with “one easy click”.
6. Do you have full FTP access to your files?
7. Can you get support directly from the hosting company and do they have 24/7 phone and/or chat support?
8. Does the host use the most current versions of PHP and MySQL software and do they keep them updated?
9. Make sure you have possession of your “regular” backup files. If something does go south at the host–then you’ll be able to recover.
10. Verify that there rates are competitive.
We added a WordPress blog to Beresford website this week paying close attention to their current theming scheme.
Feel free to review here: Beresford Law Website
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Atlantiq Media Team