Ivan Chong

03rd Nov 2017, 7:59 am in Education

WordPress for Everything! Well, almost.

WordPress is still known to most as just a blogging platform. This is true when it started, all the way back in 2003. However, it has since evolved into a powerhouse solution, being able to support large media portals, eCommerce shops, business landing pages, portfolio websites and even social networks.

Occasionally, we get questioned about the inclusion of WordPress in our repertoire. Truth be told, after all this time, we still find WordPress impressive in terms of adaptability and affability, for both the developer, as well as the client.

Self-Driving

Our clients love WordPress’ incredible ease of use. With a comprehensive yet un-disorienting user interface, WordPress gives them a sense of natural familiarity to their own website. We believe in teaching the client to fish, rather than feeding them fish. With WordPress, they are able to do that from day one, regardless of technical literacy.

Flexing the Power

WordPress is not only powerful, it is flexible. It allows us to change themes, customize content, and edit an array of settings. It has kept up with the times, and has evolved to a full-fledged content management system of today.

With almost unparallelled customizability of content types, content structure and asset management, WordPress is a basic platform that is flexible and powerful enough to be changed in numerous ways to cater to almost all requirements for websites of today.

Surprise, SEO!

WordPress is a collection of pleasant surprises. By default, it comes with basic search engine optimisation (SEO) features. Friendly URL structures, product categories, item tags, metadata settings, and link configurations for both internal and external settings. This lays the groundwork for a winning SEO campaign.

Both plugins and additional development can be used to bolster SEO efforts. WordPress allows for all that, catering to keyword optimization, social media links, readability analysis, and more. All this power, all in the hands of the user. The user who may not be trained in SEO, but can tweak the website to optimize search engine visibility, with ease and a piece of mind.

Silver Bullet?

Though WordPress has the world and more to offer, we agree that it may not be suitable for all situations. Backend systems requiring complex and large scale customization are better off built on something from the ground up, like Laravel or Ruby on Rails. Simple websites like landing and sales pages, which do not need dynamic content, can just be built with standalone HTML.

At the end of the day, it all boils down to your needs and wants, your dreams and aspirations of your product. Contact our friendly team for a free consultation, and we’ll be able to better advice the choice of technology make your vision come true.