Why You Should Use WordPress?

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WordPress is open-source and free

WordPress is a free and open source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It is the most widely used CMS software in the world, and as of June 2021, it powers more than 40% of the top 10 million websites and has an estimated 64% market share of all websites built using a CMS. This is the main reason why we at ThoughtLab Belgium focus on WordPress development.

Easy to use

At the core of WordPress is a simple interface similar to the desktop publishing software you use today. With no coding experience or expert knowledge necessary, the learning curve is often about as short as typing in your site’s URL and logging in. In fact, most users are able to pick up the basics without any training at all. Interfaces are polished and easy to use and are the result of years of refinement. It’s the power of Microsoft Word with the intuitiveness of an iPhone.

Backed by Community Support

WordPress is supported by a vibrant community of users who have already solved many of the toughest challenges to sharing information today. WordPress Version 4.9 has been downloaded more than 160 million times since it was released a few months ago. With a library of more than 50,000 free, open-source Plugins and Themes growing each day, and hundreds of core contributors each release cycle, the WordPress community is an ecosystem built around the platform’s viability and proven success.

You Can Use WordPress for All Types of Projects

You might have heard that WordPress is a blogging platform. That’s not technically false, but the way the CMS is built also means you can use it for all sorts of projects. WordPress has evolved from being a blogging platform into a powerful website builder.

Here are some of the websites you can create with WordPress:

  • Portfolios
  • Corporate websites
  • Online schools
  • Forums
  • Online stores/Ecommerce website
  • Membership websites
  • Social media networks
  • Job boards
  • Directories
  • NGO websites

The list is endless.

What’s Next

If you’re ready to give WordPress a go, you’ll want to pick the right partner to make sure you get the most out of this CMS. Fortunately, at ThoughtLabs Belgium we have an experienced WordPress development team with over 15 years of experience and we offer quality and timely delivery of your project. Why wait please contact us for a free quote.

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