I use WordPress as the foundation for your website because you immediately reap the fruits of years of development effort for free; stability, security, and elegance. You save time and money on both the initial installation as well as ongoing development work. You can tap into a vast, mature market of products and services designed specifically to support you. And in the off chance you need custom work, developers already familiar with WordPress won’t have to ‘learn’ how your website is built before they start working on it.
Initially released in 2003 as a simple blogging platform, WordPress has become the most popular blogging system on the internet. “Wait,” you say. “I need a website, not a blog!” Have no fear, since over the past decade, fueled by popularity, versatility and scalability, WordPress has matured into one of the most popular and well respected Content Management Systems on the planet, powering more than 60 million websites worldwide and nearly a quarter of the top 10 million websites.
WordPress is under constant development. Major upgrades and feature releases are scheduled two to three times per year, adding functionality and improvements that continually enhance user experiences while giving sites more options and functionality. Also, bug fixes and security patches are released as necessary. Together, these result in updates to WordPress every 42 days on average.
On top of that, a veritable army of independent developers and organizations have created thousands of ‘accessories’ to append, enhance and overdrive your WordPress website. These frameworks, themes and plugins can customize the look of your website and add functionality that isn’t part of the core package. Chances are, if you have a specific need, someone has already built a component to fill it, and if they haven’t, we can find a developer out there able to do the custom work for you.