WordPress was born in 2003 out of a desire for a well-architectured publishing system that was built on PHP and MySQL. It may have begun as a simple way to create blogs, but it has evolved into a full content management system (CMS) that allows you to create a functional website with thousands of plugins, themes and widgets available to customise your website as you wish.
Getting started with WordPress
Even if you haven’t set up your own website yourself in the past, you might be aware of the fact that as of February 2017, WordPress was used by more than 27.5% of the top 10 million websites in the world. Why? One reason is that it’s incredibly easy to update, especially for the backend of a B2B website. This means that it won’t take a lot to teach anyone in your company how to update your site and you won’t have to submit changes to an IT department and wait for them to be scheduled. Once your website has been designed and set up – you’re good to go.
There’s a plugin for everything
Another great benefit is that regardless of what you want your website to do, WordPress probably has a plugin for it. Perhaps you want your metadata to be optimised on each page, or you want to embed contact forms on certain pages? When you opt for a WordPress site, that won’t be a problem.
Not only will a WordPress site offer great user experience, but it works well with search engines making it an ideal choice for those who understand the importance of SEO. There are some plugins that can be integrated into your website so that SEO data such as H1 titles, meta descriptions and meta titles can be managed. A plugin that gives you an easy to follow audit of your page’s optimisation efforts is usually the best option.
Will it be secure?
The fact that WordPress is used by millions proves that it is secure but it is up to you, or the digital agency that you choose, to make sure that it stays that way. Regardless of what’s on your site, it will need to be regularly maintained, updated and optimised so that the most common types of cybersecurity attacks are avoided. Some plugins can monitor and configure your site’s security so that any unauthorised users will be locked out via their IP address if they try to gain access to your site.
Our WordPress packages
WordPress may be open to many possibilities, but secure web hosting is the key to any successful website. By choosing Boson Web, you can be assured that your site will remain safe and accessible 24/7. We have extensive experience in creating websites for businesses and offer an array of packages for standard or tailored WordPress sites, no matter your budget or requirements. Just give us a call today to see how we can help you grow your business online.