If you’re a small business looking at developing a presence on the web, you may have heard that there are lots of different content management systems available when it comes to building a website and be wondering which is the best for you.

Or perhaps you already have a website but it just isn’t working for you and you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to building a new site.

WordPress is a popular CMS that is used the world over and we think it’s a great choice for any small business looking to build a new website. Let’s run through five reasons why we think you should choose WordPress!

It’s free

WordPress is completely free to use, which is fantastic considering what can be achieved. You can build any kind of website you like with it and it won’t cost you a penny to do so. Of course, you’ll still need to pay for hosting and your domain name, but you’re in complete control of how much you spend.

Not only that, because so many people use WordPress, you have a large community at your fingertips for anything you may need from support with using it to free themes and much more.

It’s easy to manage

WordPress is a very user-friendly CMS and it’s easy for anybody to set up, manage, and keep updated. You don’t need too much technical expertise to get your website up and running, themes and plugins are straightforward to install and update, and most things can be done in just a couple of clicks.

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You’ll be notified right on your dashboard when there are WordPress updates available or plugins to update, and you can even set up automatic backups of your site.

When it comes to adding pages and posts, the dashboard is logical and easy to understand, and there are plenty of tutorials out there on how to do the basics such as this step-by-step guide to setting up from Wpbeginner.com.

You can add functionality using plugins

No matter what functionality you want your WordPress site to have, chances are you will be able to easily find what you’re looking for in the plugin database. Due to WordPress being open source, anybody with the know-how can create plugins and themes and there are over 54,000 plugins in the database.

Whether you want to add a forum, shopping cart, picture gallery, or map to your site, you’ll be able to find a plugin that does just that. Once you’ve found the one you need, you can install it with one click!

It’s safe and secure

WordPress has been developed with the safety of its users in mind and, although ultimately it’s down to you and your development team to keep your site secure, there are plenty of plugins out there to help prevent malicious login attempts, spam comments, and more.

Your site can grow with you

One of the best things about using WordPress is that over the years as your business grows and progresses, your website can grow with you naturally and easily.

We spoke to Liquid Bubble, who are a full-service web, design and print company, who told us “one of the things we love about WordPress is how easy it is to make changes to a site and add functionality over time, or tweak how the site looks. With a WordPress site, you can change the theme easily without having to completely rebuild the site, and it’s so easy to do”.

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We hope this has given you a little insight into why WordPress is a great choice for you and your business for your next website!

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