While there are a good number of decent Content Management Systems out there these days we use WordPress for one simple reason, unless your website requires a full custom site build (which can get expensive fast), WordPress is one of the best out of the box CMS solutions. Once known as the “Best Blogging Platform”, it has quickly grown to become a complete and full-fledged CMS with an incredibly large development community that is continually working to make it even better.
With little to no HTML knowledge, the average user can log in to their WordPress Dashboard to make edits and changes on their website themselves using a built in WYSIWYG editor that is easier than constructing a document in Microsoft Word. They can upload photos to pages and galleries, add video, write and add new pages, edit existing pages, write and post blog entries, update important information such as location and business hours, and the list goes on.
We have yet to find anything that we can’t do with a custom WordPress site. From full eCommerce cart solutions to simple forms, we still haven’t found a functionality that WordPress can’t handle easily as well as other CMS’s such as Drupal, Joomla, or DotNetNuke*, no matter what anyone says. So far it seems that if you can dream it, WordPress can do it. But lucky for you, in the event that WP can’t support your project, we have strong relationships with some of the best coders in the valley. Which means, no matter what the solution needs to be, we can make it happen
*Side note – We’ve done research into local competitors offering these other CMS platforms (some even use WP) and have found that most (not all) don’t actually build “custom designed” web sites, especially the Joomla developers. In fact, we haven’t found a single company using Joomla that doesn’t just take a pre-designed template and do nothing more than swap out the logo with your own and possibly change the link colors or background color if you’re lucky. (This doesn’t mean there aren’t custom Joomla designers out there, we just haven’t found one yet.) These are also companies who actually call themselves web DESIGN agencies. While it’s true that Joomla templates have some very attractive designs, they aren’t custom designs created specifically for you and look like a thousand other sites on the internet. So when you are looking for who you want to work with to design your awesome new web site, be sure to ask a lot of questions to know what you are getting, and what you are NOT getting.