Content Management Systems (CMS) are here to stay. They allow almost anyone to edit a website’s content in just a couple easy steps. There are many Content Management Systems on the market today, but here at {code} Roadies, we specialize in WordPress – the most popular of them all! Want to know what it is and why it may be a fit for you or your clients? Click below to see “The State of the Word”.


Why WordPress
Here are the top five reasons to use WordPress for your small-business website:

  1. SEO – WordPress provides good search engine optimization (SEO) right out of the box. There are a few tweaks you need to make, but there are many SEO benefits that WordPress provides for free. In fact, Google’s own Matt Cutts says WordPress is “made to do SEO well.”
  2. Content – It is easy to update content on your website without knowing HTML. Do you hate the idea of having to learn to use a complex HTML editor tool like Dreamweaver? Do you have to “ask” your webmaster every time you want to make a small change to your website? Well, that’s no longer the case. Once WordPress is set up correctly for you, you can easily create new pages or edit existing pages using a simple rich text editor.
  3. Extensions – There is a thriving ecosystem of developers creating themes and plug-ins – imagine free design themes, or the ability to extend your website with polls, contact forms, ratings or hundreds of other cool features without having to hire a web developer.
  4. Support – If you do have problems, or want to add very custom features, it is easy to find support and developers who can help you. There are literally thousands of WordPress developers out there. And there are so many people writing about WordPress that help is only a Google search away!
  5. One-click-installation – Quick installs are provided by many hosting providers, including Bluehost and 1and1.


WordPress Plugins

One of the great things about WordPress is the fact that developers can and do write quality plugins. Click below for a list of the most popular plugins.