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Why use WordPress to build your website?

Building and maintaining a website can be a pretty daunting prospect for small business owners.

Most of us don’t know HTML, and have neither the time or the inclination to learn it. So we go to a professional web designer to have our site built for us.

But we don’t really want to call on a web designer every time we want to update or add to the content on our website. We need a system that makes managing our web content less technical.

Enter WordPress… a popular, easy to use blogging and web content management platform that makes maintaining the information on your small business website as simple as editing a word-processor document.

Five reasons why WordPress is a good choice for your small business website:

  • WordPress is completely free: that’s right, although it’s one of the world’s most popular and easy to use content management platforms, WordPress is open source, which means it’s free to download and install, and you and your web designer are free to tweak and modify it in any way you want.
  • WordPress is easy to set up: in fact, you can install WordPress automatically in just a few clicks from the Fantastico software library in your LetsHost Complete Irish web hosting control panel.
  • WordPress gives you control over your content: updating and maintaining content with WordPress is a doddle: your information stays current and up-to-date without having to go through a web designer every time.
  • WordPress is Search Engine Friendly: by default WordPress, which was originally designed as a blogging platform, delivers reasonable search engine optimisation right “out of the box”. With a few tweaks it can deliver class leading SEO to help your great content float to the top of search results.
  • WordPress is easy to customise: changing the look and feel of your WordPress powered website is as easy as slotting in a new template or “theme”. Your web designer can create a new WordPress theme for you, or you can choose from thousands of free and paid WordPress themes and customise them for your own use.
  • WordPress is easy to extend: because it’s open source, there’s a vast community of software developers out there working on WordPress Plugins — extensions that add functionality to the core software platform. Many WordPress plugins are free, or cost very little, and allow you to add advanced functionality like shopping carts, forums, social bookmarking and much more to your WordPress powered site with just a few clicks.

There are lots more reasons to give WordPress a whirl for your small business website – why not head on over to the WordPress website and take a look for yourself.

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