04 Aug Is WordPress good for large websites?
So what is WordPress and why it’s so popular?
24 posts per second and 27% of the entire internet attributed to WordPress, it’s arguably the best and certainly the most popular Content Management System (CMS). In the early days, it was popular for creating blogs, it’s far more powerful than that now.
With roughly 16 million fully functional commercial websites as well as blogs managed by WordPress, you can see why it’s a market leader attracting all businesses, large and small.
Think about your future needs
WordPress was launched back in 2003 (version 0.7). At the time of writing it’s now on the 252nd version and will continue to evolve. With an average of eighteen updates a year, they prove over and over that;
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail
So if the software you use is constantly evolving you’d be mad not to plan ahead too. Afterall, if you neglected your website for only three months it will already be six versions behind (on average).
Launching a website is just the start of your digital journey. You must plan ahead to ensure you have the time and resources to;
- Update your website so you stay ahead of your competitors
- Update your website to stay up to date with security patches and bug fixes
- Add fresh, relevant content to your news/journal/blog section
- Analyse your Google analytics and change your website/content accordingly
- Add new sections as your products or services expand
Obviously, if you don’t have the time or the internal resources to do these you will need to commission a digital partner who can do it for you.
Either way, the more you can plan ahead the better you will become at forecasting the time and budget needed to improve and evolve your website.
Go beyond the standard installation
So to the big question, is WordPress good enough for you?
Well 16 million other people think so, but why settle there. Don’t just think WordPress is a standalone solution, it’s far from it. Yes, it’s an amazing sales tool to harness the power of the internet if done correctly, however, with this power comes the responsibility to learn how to get the most out of it. Why have all that potential and not use it?
That’s where a digital partner like bluebox comes in. With our knowledge and experience, we can help optimise your website and push the boundaries of the standard WordPress features to fit your present and future needs.