What is WordPress?
WordPress powers 25% of the worlds websites
WordPress is used by 59.5% of all the websites whose content management system we know. This is 26.6% of all websites.
WordPress is open source – what’s that?
Open source simply means a program or software in which the source code (the programming language) is available to the general public for use and/or modification from it’s original design free of charge.
So for WordPress this means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. We are free to use it for anything from building a simple recipe blog to a corporate website or e-commerce fashion shop. WP Developers create Themes which they either give away or mainly sell on theme portal sites e.g. Themeforest. You can purchase a theme for as little as €60!
So why do you need a WordPress developer I hear you say!
The reality is that while the theme may be cheap, downloading, installing WordPress on a hosting server, uploading the theme and customising or modifying it to give your business a bespoke website, is a lot more tricky! The is why you need a WordPress Designer, someone who understand stye technical stuff, can then upload the plugins and widgets that you need to really make your webiste spin!!
Ultimately WordPress.org websites (or self-hosted) is the platform that WordPress designers & developers use – is definitely the best option to go for if you want your website to have a strong professional image and be visually impacting. WordPress.com is perhaps cheaper and sometimes quicker to set up, but overall it’s very restrictive. You don’t get access to the multitude of plugins and ability to carry out theme customisations.
However setting up and managing self hosted WordPress websites can be hard and you can get stuck – but that’s why we’re here to help! We can provide all the help you need to have a really successful and professional WordPress website. We can also help with migrating your website from WordPress.com to a self hosted version.