WordPress – Should I use it?

May 8, 2020

When it comes to Web Design and Hosting, WordPress has become a buzz word over the last few years. Its the dominant web development platform across the globe. WordPress now has nearly 75% global market share – which is remarkable given the volume of web site builders out there.

Basically, WordPress allows anybody – newbies or seasoned developers – to create stunning, responsive and functional websites. Unlike the god-awful platforms like Weebly, Wix or Squarespace – WordPress is truly flexible.

The other platforms are not – I discovered this week you cant even redirect a Wix page to an external site! (A necessity for SEO).

WordPress is only limited by your imagination…

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Who is WordPress for?

Anybody!

As long as you are willing to learn the basics, anybody can use WordPress – from young kids, to senior citizens – its simple and intuitive to use.

With millions of online help posts and hundreds of tutorial videos – you will never be alone!

Support?

AS well as the brilliant flexibility that a WordPress site offers, the online community is the next best feature. With millions or users worldwide, WordPress has a vibrant online community – where you can get help for nearly anything, just by asking Google!

The official WordPress site also has an active forum – where expert help is just a question away – WordPress support forum.

A lot of Hosting Providers – such as Ed Hosting – are also experts when it comes to WordPress Web Design. Meaning if you cant find an answer online, its probably just a phone call away.

Where is my site hosted?

Who hosts it?

Another brilliant aspect of WordPress is you can virtually host it on any server or with any provider you like.

Our 3 stooges above – Wix, Weebly and SquareSpace – MUST be hosted on their servers. This means if you dont like their support, and trust us…you won’t, you are stuck with them. So you may spend hours and hours building your site, only to decide the customer service levels dont cut it – but you can’t move services without rebuilding your site.

With a WordPress website – if you dont like the service or the price – just move it! Its as easy as that? (as a matter of fact, Ed Hosting offers a free website migration service).

Website Platform Flexibility

  • WordPress 100% 100%
  • Wix 10% 10%
  • SquareSpace 8% 8%
  • Weebly 5% 5%

Is it hard to use?

No – but you do need to spend some time learning the basics. But this applies to any site builder.  You cant pick up Wix or SquareSpace design skills in 10 minutes – you need to learn how things go together and then experiment. Get your hands dirty so to speak.

WordPress is no different. Once you have the basics, you will become an expert quickly.  You can always ask for help via the forums, or give Ed Hosting a call if you need WordPress Help.

So, should I use WordPress?

If you want true flexibility, ease of use and a unique, modern and mobile friendly site – the answer is WordPress.

Questions about WordPress?