what is wordpress?

behla design wordpress artBack in the olden days of web design (you know, the 90s) people created websites using static HTML pages. These websites were made up of files – a separate file for each page – and every time you wanted to make an update, you had to upload a new file. There were limitations on the ways you could lay these websites out, the functions you could include, and how useful they could be.

In our humble opinion, anyone still using a static HTML website is crazy.

In these modern times, one of the most popular platforms for building a website is WordPress. When most non-web people think of WordPress, they think of blogs. But WordPress is far more than blogs. WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) with powerful capabilities.

What the heck does that mean?

Well, a content management system is a platform for managing all of the content you want to include in your website – images, blog posts, text, video, links, social media, etc. – and storing it all in a remote database. There are countless content management systems you can use to build a full-scale website, but we’ve found that WordPress is by far the best and most user-intuitive.

What’s so great about WordPress?

WordPress is an open source CMS – which means it is free to use. Because access to WordPress is so easy, developers from all over the world have contributed to the WordPress community. WordPress has an enormous following of loyal supporters, and this translates directly into new developments, plugins, capabilities, and other advances to the platform all the time. People are also constantly creating new WordPress themes, offering free advice and support, and doing whatever they can to make WordPress bigger and better. For the latest developments visit WordPress.org.

Why do we love it?

All that community collaboration has made WordPress the simplest, sleekest content management system out there. Not only is it easy for us to design and develop top-quality websites using WordPress, customizing those websites and pushing them to the limits of their capabilities is also a breeze. And the best part of all this – WordPress’ ease of use makes it simple for you, the website owner, to maintain your website with little to no help from us. Once we have your website up and running, you’ll be able to hit the ground running with a minimal amount of training. (Other CMSs can take up to 20 hours to learn at a basic level, and even then, they’re still confusing.)

At Behla Design, Graphic Design & Web Development, when we build our customers’ websites using WordPress, we count on our years of WordPress development experience. Browse through some of our past work by viewing our portfolio to see what our WordPress design and development services can do for your company.

Once you have a sense of what we can do with WordPress, contact us to learn how we can help you build an amazing site with this cutting-edge platform.