The Benefits of a WordPress Website

Updated on 19 May 2020 in Development

For many years WordPress has been a driving force behind many of the world’s website. According to W3Techs WordPress powers 36% of all websites on the internet. That’s quite a lot.

 

What is WordPress

WordPress is a content management system (CMS), which is used to dynamically insert content to webpages.

This is the main difference between a website that has a CMS and a static website. If you are using a static website,

you have to publish your content directly into the site’s code, which usually requires the help of a webdeveloper.

With a CMS however, you can easily publish the text and the CMS will display it for you.

When it comes to content management systems, WordPress is king. Because it’s the world’s number one

CMS, it’s easy to use, well incorporated in most hosting platforms and has a ton of useful plugins.

Does WordPress affect performance

This sounds all very well, you might think, but doesn’t it affect my website’s performance?

Well, yes and no. WordPress can have a negative impact on web performance, but this usually happens

when you use a drag- and dropbuilder or a plugin that injects hundreds of lines of unnecassary and unused code.

As long as you keep your code clean and only use the necessary plugins, your WordPress website will perform as you might expect: fast.

 

Are you looking for a new WordPress website or do you want to convert your static website to WordPress?

Contact Gridwork Design & Marketing now and get a free quote.