The rise of DIY drag and drop website editors has made it easier than before to get your business online. Companies like Squarespace, Wix, and the list goes on… make the process of creating a templated website easier than ever before, with no coding experience required. But what happens when you want to move outside of the limits of what these services provide?
What if you’ve been trading for over a few years and now would like to add a shop function to your website? Maybe you want to take control of advertising or even just reduce your monthly running costs, moving to WordPress could be the answer. We’re big fans of WordPress here at Bemunchie Online. We believe that it offers incredible flexibility to allow you to create a multitude of website experiences.
Why do we love WordPress?
WordPress is an open-source platform, which means it’s FREE! At the same time, it’s easy to adapt to your needs since it is easily customisable. All you’ll need is a web hosting provider to get your site up and running, this is again something we can help you with here at Bemunchie, but this is another benefit of using WordPress over an ecosystem like Wix or Squarespace. You’re in control of where your website is hosted. And if you aren’t happy with the hosting provided, you can simply move whereas when using DIY builders such as Wix, Squarespace, or even Shopify your stuck with the hosting they provide.
WordPress is flexible
Another benefit of using WordPress is that it is incredibly flexible. From the look to the functionality, you are in complete control of your website, you can change your dashboard colours, provide access to others and be in control of what type of permissions they have.
There is a library of free themes available, this will allow you to make an off the shelf design however if you also require a website to be fully custom designed this is something that we can help you with, we build most of our websites on WordPress take a look at some of our recently completed websites here, unless it is a fully bespoke project then we will develop it on PHP platforms. If you love the drag and drop website builders offered by companies like Wix, then you’ll be pleased to learn there are similar features available for WordPress this will allow our customers to be able to easily manage their own websites themselves without the silly monthly subscription costs!
As mentioned above, WordPress is open source. This means that developers are free to use the WordPress Codex to create their Plugins and Widgets. Plugins offer a quick and easy way for those without coding experience to add extra functionality to a website. There are even plugins available to help you turn your website into an online shop!
WordPress is user-friendly
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons we love WordPress is that it is very user-friendly. If you’re afraid to touch the backend of your company website because you are afraid you will break something, this can hold you back.
A good CMS (content management system) should allow you to make changes and add blog posts without worrying about taking the entire site down. With WordPress, the intuitive backend system will allow you to make changes to your website with confidence.
WordPress offers eCommerce capabilities
If you decide to add an eCommerce shop to your website or you wish to get a website design company to provide you with a eCommerce website design package using WordPress. With sites like Shopify, you’re going to face obstacles along the way whilst you try running your online shop. The major obstacle is the commissions and monthly fees they charge on your sales! Yes, they charge a commission on your sales! With WordPress and WooCommerce, you can take complete control of the entire process without having to worry about the monthly subscription costs unless your website design company charges you additionally for this however on the plus side we don’t charge any monthly fees.
Need help moving your website over to WordPress? We can help! Get in touch with our team today to find out how we can make your website migration quick and simple that doesn’t affect your business or customers.