Years ago, WordPress was a simple piece of software that could be used for simple DIY websites, but was mostly used by bloggers.
15 years of on-going development and refinement has expanded WordPress to what is now one of the biggest website development platforms on the internet, being used by nearly ¼ of all of the sites on the internet. That means WordPress website design has been implemented for over 60 million websites and almost 100,000 new sites per day.
It’s very likely that most business websites you interact with online are developed in WordPress and there are a number of reasons you should consider using WordPress for your next website.
Why should I use WordPress?
WordPress is the platform that almost all businesses use, and for good reason.
WordPress development is quicker and easier than ever because of its open source nature. This means it’s completely customisable in both design and functionality and ready for anything that your business requires.
The WordPress website editor is widely considered the most easy to use and allows you to easily update anything on your website, from text and images, menus and banner photos, as well as being able to create new pages or blog articles whenever you need to.
With WordPress, you won’t have to spend money returning to a Website Designer simply to make updates on your website. This not only reduces your long-term costs, but also means a much faster process and one that doesnt rely on the schedules of other parties.
The result is a website platform that has a far longer life-span than any other and that can scale with functionality and content as your business needs change. This also means your investment is able to last many years beyond a typical website not built in WordPress.
What does “open source” mean?
“Open source” simply means that the “source code” (the programming code the platform is built from) is made available to third-parties. This gives any developers access to view the code, allowing them to create a range of plugins that can connect to other systems and extend functionality. With a WordPress site, website owners are able to install plugins that are either made by a web development specialist or are created by the community. This allows for low-cost, easy additions to your website, from simple Photo Galleries through to Ecommerce online stores.
This community involvement creates an environment where software is continuously updated and new and interesting innovations are constantly being developed. Since WordPress is the most popular website platform in the world, you’ll find that there is a plugin to suit any need and to really make your site stand out amongst your competitors.
Can WordPress handle Ecommerce?
WordPress handles Ecommerce beautifully.
One of the most highly recommended WordPress plugins for Ecommerce is called WooCommerce. This fantastic add-on to WordPress integrates seamlessly and is free to use.
The WooCommerce plugin is owned by the same company that owns WordPress, meaning that the two are built and updated with the other in mind. The fact that it integrates so well with WordPress means that it used on a huge number of websites; nearly 30% of all Ecommerce websites.
WooCommerce is just as customisable as WordPress, allowing your brand and message to flow throughout the customer’s buying experience, from beginning to end. It’s also optimised for Search Engine Friendliness and is the Ecommerce choice of many Search Engine Optimisation specialists.
How secure is WordPress?
The short answer? WordPress sites are as secure as you make them.
WordPress sites can be very secure if they are coded correctly by expert Website Designers, updated regularly and hosted on trusted Website Hosting servers.
Where most WordPress websites fall into trouble is through downloaded template themes and do-it-yourself website builders. These are often bloated and slow and coded in a way susceptible to hacking, with security updates often costly to apply.
With over 10 years experience in custom-coding WordPress websites, Quikclicks develops every WordPress website we build to the highest coding standards. Not only are our sites built with clean code to load as fast as possible and Search Engine Friendly to help you rank higher in Google, but our expert development team also code our WordPress websites to be fully updateable. The WordPress core can even be set to automatically update in a Quikclicks website, without anything breaking. This means you will always have an up-to-date website, safe from hacking exploits and potentially vulnerabilities.
Choosing the right Website Hosting company will also contribute to your website’s overall online safety. Cheap, off-shore web hosting accounts are often large shared environments that expose your site to risk if other sites on the shared space are effected. Quick, blanket Firewall rules can also be troubling in the long run.
The highest quality coded WordPress websites available
Over the years, Quikclicks has finely tuned all aspects of our WordPress coding techniques to produce what many suggest are the highest quality coded WordPress websites available in Australia. A Quikclicks WordPress website looks better, Updates more easily, is less susceptible to online exploits and is more Search Engine Friendly.
WordPress Website Design by Quikclicks
Below are some recent WordPress websites designed and developed by Quikclicks – you can also view more examples of our recent WordPress Development work on our Web Design Portfolio.
What our clients are saying
Our clients love not only the high quality websites we produce, but also our friendly, personalised service that make the Web Design process an easy experience. Don’t just take our word for it, view some of our recent Web Design Testimonials.
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Contact Quikclicks today
If you’re looking for a WordPress developer in Australia, don’t hesitate to give Quikclicks a call on 1300 132 274 or email us today. We’ll set up the site you’ve been dreaming of, without the fuss.