Ok, so I’m building a website….why should I use WordPress?

WordPress is the leading Content Management System (CMS) in use today. What’s a CMS you ask? Simply put, it is just a way to organise your information.

About 10 years ago, the increasing complexity of programming languages like PHP, Java, Flash and others made it increasingly difficult for the average netizen to produce and manage his or her own website. Enter the Content Management System. Without delving into the technical aspects of how it all works, CMS’s like Wordpress provide an easy way for people with little to no web building experience to create first rate websites. CMS’s are open-source, web based software (in other words you don’t have to pay for them and they are installed on web servers as opposed to your own computer).

Initially created as a blogging platform, WordPress has far outgrown its origins and is now the predominant CMS available today. There are other CMS’s out there, such as Drupal and Joomla, and other WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) contenders such as WIX, but none even come close to WordPress in terms of popularity, ease-of-use and market share.

Google Trends measures interest in various search phrases and a recent check revealed the following comparison:

Ok, so it’s popular, but is it right for me?

Although WordPress isn’t right for everyone, I find it to be the best solution for almost all of my clients. It blends ease of use with a plentiful supply of powerful capabilities. WordPress is well equipped to handle anything from a small personal website to a full featured website for small to medium sized businesses. Best of all, even if the thought of developing a website is too daunting for you, once the site has been created, adding, updating and editing content is easily achievable for anybody with basic computing skills (e.g. word processing, copying & pasting, etc).

While I would never encourage you to blindly follow the masses, there is a good reason why 100’s of millions of websites are built on WordPress, and you can feel confident that you will be in good company.


About Alex

Wordpress consultant, web designer & aspiring photographer

Quick & Easy

Even though many fixes can be done quickly, there is definitely a limit to what can be achieved in 15 minutes, an hour or even 5 hours! Given the unique nature of each site and each issue, it is impossible to itemise every scenario here, however below is an indication of the most common type of tasks included and those not included in our Quick & Easy plan.

INCLUDED(NOT a complete list!)

£ 15

Per task

  • Small design, style and CSS changes
  • Small graphic editing
  • Quick theme/plugin configurations
  • Plugin modifications
  • Small HTML changes
  • Forms fixes and modifications
  • WordPress version updates


£ 15

Per task

  • Responsive design
  • Complicated WP plugin development
  • Move WordPress site to another web host
  • Theme Installation/Setup
  • Unknown, undetermined or poorly specified fixes

What if I’m unsure or I got it wrong?

Have no fear… every order is moderated. If you end up asking for too much (which is not encouraged as it will slow down the experience) we will contact you and advise you how to edit it down, or if you still need the task done as requested we will advise you of the extra time and cost required to deliver it.