In 2004 Hang Wire Web Design agency started about the process of designing our now proprietary website content management system, Bossanova. We built the platform using PHP and MySQL. It took us over a year to build and served our clients well for many more. However, the work was never done. With each new client request we were continually adding functionality and new features.
Bossanova still functions to this day on PHP 7.4. But over the years it became apparent that we were essentially trying to reinvent the wheel when an amazing wheel already existed—WordPress! It quickly became our content management system of choice for all new clients and we eventually migrated all of our Bossanova clients over to WordPress.
But why build your website with WordPress. WordPress is the world’s most popular and versatile platform for designing websites. Here are some key reasons why WordPress is considered a great platform for website design:
1. User-Friendly: WordPress is known for its user-friendly interface, making it accessible to both beginners and experienced designers. You can create, edit, and manage content with ease, which is crucial for clients who want to maintain their websites independently.
2. Customization: WordPress offers a wide range of themes and plugins that allow you to customize the look and functionality of a website. As a web designer, you can tailor each site to meet your client’s unique needs and branding.
3. Flexibility: It’s a highly flexible platform, suitable for various types of websites, from blogs and e-commerce sites to portfolios and corporate websites. You can adapt it to different industries and purposes.
4. SEO-Friendly: WordPress has built-in features and plugins (such as Yoast SEO) that can help improve a website’s search engine optimization (SEO). This is essential for ensuring the site can be easily discovered by search engines like Google.
5. Active Community: WordPress has a large and active community of developers, designers, and users who contribute to its ongoing development. This means there’s a wealth of resources, support, and updates available to keep websites secure and up-to-date.
6. Mobile Responsiveness: Many WordPress themes are designed to be mobile-responsive, ensuring that websites look and function well on various devices, including smartphones and tablets.
7. Scalability: WordPress is suitable for both small and large websites. You can start with a basic site and scale it up as your client’s needs grow.
8. E-commerce Integration: With plugins like WooCommerce, you can easily add e-commerce functionality to WordPress websites, making it a great choice for online stores.
9. Content Management: WordPress excels as a content management system (CMS), making it easy to organize and update content, whether it’s blog posts, pages, or multimedia.
10. Cost-Effective: WordPress itself is open-source and free to use. While there may be costs associated with themes, plugins, and hosting, it’s often more cost-effective than building a custom website from scratch.
Overall, WordPress’s combination of flexibility, ease of use, and a thriving community makes it the best choice when it comes to delivering high-quality websites to our clients.
Get in touch to see how it can benefit your business!