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March 18, 2014

Isn’t WordPress for blogs?

By Izumi Mitsui

If you’ve been anywhere online or looked at getting a website in the recent years ‘WordPress’ is probably a common term you’ve heard thrown around even if you’re not web savvy.  

Wordpress specialists perth - itomic

Itomic – WordPress specialists perth

Contrary to popular belief WordPress is much more than a blogging platform.

Since it’s first release in 2003 (primarily for blogging purposes), the improvements to the architecture over time has allowed websites to have many complex functionalities such as inclusion of shopping carts and accepting automated payments. It currently boasts over 60 million websites globally and the numbers are rapidly increasing every year.

At Itomic we aim to make the most of modern Web Technology available to us, and here is why we think WordPress is so great and decided to become specialists of this platform.

WordPress is an open source Content Management System (CMS). The CMS allows you to freely add/edit/remove content and pages from a website at anytime. Being an open source platform means there’s a global community contributing to the continual improvement of the system making sure it’s adapting to the digital landscape. (i.e. At the time of writing, WordPress 3.8 is the latest release which identify items such as Social Media integration and mobile responsiveness to be a standard request from end users.)

This agile approach ensures new features and security upgrades are being released on a regular basis to ensure the integrity of the website.

Ok, that’s enough about why we get excited about WordPress. Here are some reasons why it’s great for you and the end users:

WordPress is Open Source

There is no ‘lock-in’ to a vendor, so you are free to take your WordPress website anywhere that supports it.   

WordPress is Simple

WordPress has the ability to take a complex set of features and display them in a user friendly, intuitive format for your users and make it easy for you to administer and monitor performance via the dashboard.

WordPress is Scalable 

When it comes to WordPress development it’s helpful to see it as building blocks. Additional features in the future are easily accommodated without having to start from scratch.  

Like what you’ve read so far? Ready to give WordPress a run for your new project or want to find out more?

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