At Mardesco, we recommend WordPress as a lightweight CMS, primarily for its intuitive user interface. WordPress is an open-source software program that runs on your company’s web server. WordPress is the world’s most popular Content Management System (CMS), powering some 19 million websites globally. WordPress also has an active developer community, with thousands of free themes and tens of thousands of free plugins; as well as many more themes and plugins available at low cost through various online marketplaces.
Mardesco’s low-cost web design packages are based on installation of stock WordPress themes. We also offer completely custom WordPress theme design; as well as “porting” services where we turn your existing website’s design into a fully functional WordPress theme.
We recommend that all users have new websites based on a Content Management System (CMS). Using a CMS for your website enables you to update the content yourself at any time. Spot some text that doesn’t quite read right, or want to update your pricing or the description of your offerings? If your website is based on a CMS, then it doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of the night. There’s no need to contact your web designer and wait for them to fit your minor update into their schedule. You can make the change yourself without technical knowledge.
With a CMS, updating your website content is as easy as writing an e-mail. As a bonus, because WordPress is so popular, there are countless options available for your WordPress website: plugins and themes that you can obtain either free or for a very low cost. Of course, customizing a theme generally requires a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and PHP; but once it’s all set up, very little maintenance is required, beyond periodic security updates. Because WordPress was originally created to be a blogging platform, many WordPress themes integrate blogging options by default. Blogging on your website has a number of benefits. You attract readers who may convert to customers; you retain the interest of your customers and keep them coming back; and you impress the search engines with your relevant content, thereby earning a promotion in the search results, which enables readers to find you more easily, leading to more customer conversions.
Want to learn more about WordPress web design for your local business in Salem, Corvallis, and Albany Oregon? Call Mardesco today.