What is WordPress?
WordPress is free Website builder and editor with incredible capabilities. It’s called WordPress because in 2003 it started as blogging software, but over the years it has become the most popular Web development platform out there. It powers over 60 million Websites. Small local businesses to large national companies and organizations use WordPress everyday. Notable outfits like CNN, Forbes, VW, eBay, GM, UPS, and many more rely on WordPress to communicate their message.
I have developed Websites for over fifteen years at a number of agencies using all sorts of tools. WordPress is hands down the most intuitive, user-friendly choice for managing a Website.
Edit with ease
With WordPress you don’t need to be a Web developer to add or manage content on your site. WordPress features an easy-to-use page editor that works like Microsoft Word or what you use to compose emails. You don’t need any special software, just your Web browser like Firefox or Internet Explorer. Sties Design Agency provides training to ensure our clients know how to use they key editing features of WordPress.
There are countless pre-packaged themes for WordPress sites. Sties Design Agency carefully selects a theme with a layout and features that matches your site goals. We then modify the theme adding your branding (logo, colors, background, graphics, photos, etc.) to give your site a professional custom look.
With WordPress you don’t have to pay for programming the framework of your site. It’s already built into WordPress. Agencies that do custom programming often charge for standard features like a homepage slideshow, Website search and a contact page. At Sties Design Agency we use WordPress themes with standard features already included. There are also thousands of free WordPress plugins to expand the capabilities of your site versus paying for expensive custom programming.
Open up your options
WordPress is a non-proprietary platform. The code that runs a WordPress site and its editor is open source, not some secret, specialized system. Web agencies with a proprietary framework and editor essentially hold your site hostage because the code won’t work if you ever decide to leave them. Too many companies pinch their nose and put up with poor service year after year to avoid the expense and hassle of moving away from a proprietary system. Start with WordPress and you will never be in that position. WordPress also frequently releases free updates and improvements.
Can WordPress handle video, integrate with social media, work on mobile devices, do search engine optimization, etc.? Yes! WordPress can do so much more than we can cover here. Contact Sties Design Agency today and we’ll show you how WordPress is right for your next Web project.
digital creative director
As a seasoned “Digital Storyteller” Mark is passionate about creating engaging experiences across various media platforms. He is also a professional travel / tourism photographer with FinePhotoGraphics.com. Contact Mark.
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For over 15 years Sties Design Agency has helped numerous non-profits with a wide variety of identity, awareness and fundraising projects. We love assisting churches, ministries, schools and service-based organizations because the outcome is always a win-win-win situation.
Sties Design Agency recently delivered a conference session in the Indianapolis area on how to cost-effectively promote a non-profit organization. We identified three common challenges to non-profits:
- Shoestring budgets
- Lack of in-house staff technical know-how or marketing experience
- Little time for the development of promotional materials