First of all, we’re biased. WordPress is our favorite of the platforms. WordPress offers a number of advantages over other website platforms. It is user-friendly, versatile, and backed by a large community of developers. If you are a business owner, it is in your best interest to have a WordPress site built by a team or agency.
Benefits of WordPress
One of the benefits of WordPress is that it is user-friendly. You can manage your own website without needing to know how to code. This is possible because WordPress comes with a built-in content management system (CMS). With a CMS, you can add pages, write posts, and make changes to your website without needing to touch a single line of code.
Another benefit of WordPress is that it is highly versatile. There are thousands of themes and plugins available for WordPress websites. This allows you to customize your website to match your brand identity. You can also add functionality to your website without needing to hire a developer. For example, there are plugins available for adding contact forms, setting up an eCommerce store, and creating membership portals.
Finally, WordPress is backed by a large community of developers. If you encounter an issue with your WordPress website, chances are that someone has already created a plugin or theme that solves that problem. And if not, you can always hire a developer to create a custom solution for you.
Drawbacks of Other Website Platforms
Other popular website platforms include Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly. These platforms may be easier to use than WordPress, but they come with several drawbacks.
First, Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly websites are not as flexible as WordPress. This means that it can be difficult or impossible to add certain features to your website unless you hire a developer who knows how to code on these platforms. Second, these platforms charge higher monthly fees than WordPress. And finally, Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly websites are not as widely used as WordPress websites. Time Magazine, New York Post, CNN, and even The White House uses WordPress for their websites. If your chosen platform isn’t widely used that means there is less support available if you encounter an issue with your website.
Another popular option for creating websites is Squarespace. Squarespace is a drag-and-drop website builder that allows users to create beautiful websites without any prior experience with web development or design. Squarespace sites are known for their clean design and easy-to-use interface. These sites are ideal for photography portfolios.
One advantage of using Squarespace is that it’s very user-friendly. Even if you’ve never created a website before, you should be able to use Squarespace to build a site that looks professional and reflects your brand well. Squarespace also takes care of all the hosting and security for you, so you don’t need to worry about those things when you use Squarespace.
The downside of using Squarespace is that it’s not as flexible as some other platforms when it comes to customizing your site. If you want to really personalize your Squarespace site, you may need to hire a web developer or designer who can help you with the more technical aspects of customization. Another downside of using Squarespace is that it can be more expensive than some other platforms; monthly plans start at $16 per month but can go up to $49 per month depending on the features you need.
Shopify is another good platform for creating websites. It is a turn-key solution that is perfect for businesses that are selling products online. Shopify handles all of the server-side aspects of running an online store, so you can focus on marketing and selling your products. However, it’s expensive, ranging from $24/month to $299/month.
Wix is a good platform for creating small websites or blogs. It is very user-friendly and offers a drag-and-drop editor for building pages. However, Wix is less flexible than WordPress and does not have as many features or plugins.
In conclusion, WordPress is the best platform for creating websites. It is user-friendly, versatile, and backed by a large community of developers. If you’re a business owner, it is in your best interest to have a WordPress site built by a team or agency. That’s what we do at ViviScape.
If you’re interested in creating a website for your business, please contact ViviScape’s marketing team. We would be happy to help you get started!