When our founder first came into the world of technology WordPress was still mainly a blogging platform. A lot has changed over the past decade and now WordPress is one of the best all around CMS’s in existence. While some may argue that, here’s why we use Smiley WordPress.
Smiley WordPress: Why WordPress?
Like our staff members, WordPress designs are very versatile. They can easily be adapted to a simple blog as well as a complex eCommerce website. While there are some limitations and issues, by and large it’s the best CMS in our opinion. As of November 6, 2017, WordPress runs 28.9% of the entire internet. That equates to 59.7% of websites that use a content management system (CMS)! For the 7th year in a row it’s the most popular (by volume) CMS in the world. It also powers 14.7% of top 100 websites in the world, and approximately 15.9 million websites are run by WordPress.
Besides sheer volume, WordPress websites truly can look beautiful. If you haven’t checked out our portfolio yet, we strongly encourage you to do so. We will constantly be updating it with new work that we’ve completed.
Smiley WordPress Versatility
As previously alluded to, WordPress is very versatile. With over 400 websites built all on WordPress, you can be sure there’s a great variety to what can be accomplished. We started off doing simple blogs. Very basic things with little to no customization or functionality. We have progressed a lot since then. Now we’re building large (50-100 page) websites, full with eCommerce, donation, membership, and other functionality. We tailor each one of our sites to our customer’s needs.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with WordPress, the versatility comes from plugins.
Plugins add functionality.
Some themes, or templates, come pre-built with gadgets and doodahs. For example, say you’ve got a business template. Most likely it’ll have a slider, a section for a blog, some static pages, and a form. But what if you want to display your business Instagram feed at the bottom of your page? Or what if you want to sell something directly from your site?
That’s where plugins come in.
They give you that functionality, or ability, to do more on the same exact site you started with. They’re super nifty and there are literally tens of thousands of different plugins out there.