Why I recommend WordPress to most businesses
WordPress has always been an easy choice of content management systems when developing a website.
A quick search online reveals that WordPress is being used by roughly 35% of the web.
Much of that success comes from the large community that has grown around WordPress. As both free and open-source software, WordPress has not only attracted an active open-source community of contributors who write code, fix bugs, debate decisions, and help with development but also a massive range of premium services built to cater to the community. This ecosystem is why WordPress is still one of the best content management systems available today.
The reason I use WordPress as a CMS for business websites is simple: many editors already know how to use it. Onboarding non-technical users to manage website content is easy. I can have someone who has never used WordPress logged in and writing blog posts, managing e-commerce, and making edits to site content in minutes.
The value of those user experiences cannot be overstated.
How do you even choose a CMS? There are no perfect solutions for your data.
Evaluate options based on criteria important to your project needs and find the best tool for the job.
As a developer, it’s tempting to reach for the latest tech, but before you do, consider that what matters in business isn’t the CMS. What matters is increasing profit or reducing cost. That’s it.
Let’s reframe it another way. As a business owner, would you rather invest in a platform that is expensive to use or one your team understands and makes your business more profitable?
A developer needs to meet the business where they are at.
That is why I often use WordPress as a CMS. It’s a mature product that many people already know. There’s always going to be something better to use as a developer, but I’m not a developer, I’m a problem-solver tasked with adding business value. Businesses hire me to reduce cost or increase profit. I just happen to do that with code.