Team Metisentry is a big fan of WordPress. If your business website isn’t running on WordPress, we think it should be and here’s why.
1. Everyone else is doing it.
Okay, okay so maybe that’s not always the best or most convincing reason to do something. But 60.2% of all CMS based websites use WordPress. And the next four reasons demonstrate why WordPress is so popular and why it has rightfully earned this top ranking.
Because it is so commonly used, WordPress is well supported across the board. Or perhaps it’s so popular because it has such a great support foundation. Either way, a tremendous community of support is there. From it’s foundation to add-ons and customization, you can always find answers and help for what you need, making WordPress a reliable solution.
Also because of the community of support, WordPress stays secure. Updates are continually released to help keep your site running smooth and secure. As long as those updates are run on a regular basis, your site will stay secure. And better yet, Metisentry can manage your WordPress security for you. Either as a one-time service or as an ongoing maintenance service so you never have to worry about being out of date.
From its quick easy edit options to its robust functionality, a WordPress based site will scale with you. Whether you’re a business with a small website of a few pages to a business with a website of over 50,000 pages (we’ve seen WordPress sites as big as 120,000 pages!), WordPress works with you. And of course if your business grows from two pages to needing 50,000 pages, WordPress can scale up as well as back down.
And just like not being cornered into the size of your website with WordPress, you’re also not tied to your web designer or developer. Some firms will try and sell businesses on proprietary solutions that leave you beholden to their company. As our Project Manager put it, if your website is in WordPress and your website management firm got wiped off the face of the earth, you wouldn’t have to look too far to find someone else able to step in and help you.
5. Flexible Functionality
The world of WordPress offers a library of over 30,000 plug-ins and widgets. This is a powerful element of WordPress that means your website can be customized. This also lends to our scalability point above. Need to add a contact form? WordPress can do it. Wish you could have a stylish photo gallery? WordPress has options. Can’t find a widget or plug-in that does what you want? We can create it!
Aside from the fact that WordPress basic editing features are as easy to use as Microsoft Word, these are our top 5 reasons your business website should get on WordPress today. Any system is only as powerful, useful, or secure as the implementation of the system. With hundreds of WordPress websites under our belts, from 3 page websites to 50,000 page websites, we can fully utilize WordPress to meet your needs and optimize your website.
When you work with Metisentry for your WordPress website, you’re not getting just a “WordPress shop”. We are capable of writing $100,000 custom web applications with full user interaction and data integration spanning numerous computer platforms and operating systems that could run on server clusters of dozens or hundreds of computers. That puts us in the position of being able to provide each customer with exactly what they need. You’ve heard the axiom “If you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail”. At Metisentry we are not a “one tool workshop”. We have a full toolbox to provide you with exactly what you need. We’re probably one of the few shops this side of the Mississippi that can make that claim. That also means that if your business website is already a WordPress site and you’re not benefiting from the points we list here, it’s time to give us a call.
When we recommend WordPress, we truly believe it is the best solution for our clients for both functionality and return on investment. Sure, we can write you a custom CMS if you wanted one, but, 9 times out of 10, we’re going to recommend WordPress as we’ve found it is often the most optimal route for business websites.