Create Your website with WordPress?
If you are a little bit into web design and software, most probably you have heard about the “WordPress”. WordPress is an open source “Content Management System” (CMS) which is used for website building. In 2003, a few creative and innovative coders created the first core of the WordPress which was admired by the users.
By increasing the number of users, number of coders were increased. Today, there are millions of users all around the world adding new features to the WordPress every moment.
However other CMSs such as Joomla and Drupal were the same at their beginning, but in the last 3 years, WordPress managed to get ahead of competitors and increase its share in the web-design market.
In addition, WordPress panel has the capability to be upgraded or optimized by addons which prepares a structure to have new sections in the panel for an easier user experience. Currently, all Web design the projects in WEBSIMA DMCC benefit from our upgraded and efficient management panel which give you more features beyond initial WordPress core.
1- Applying PHP & MySQL
Presently, PHP is the most popular coding language for the web-design and based on a report from w3techs website on November 2020, almost 79% of the websites in the world are using that to implement their website core. Content Management System of the WordPress is also created based on PHP coding and this leads us to have a more flexible and upgradable platform while we are building a website in WordPress.
As we mentioned before, WordPress has the capability to have different addons and templates which made many coders in the world to create new features and templates for this CMS. Practically any feature you may need in your company website or ecommerce, can be found in an addon and the cost compare to their ability is totally worth it. The other point to mention is that existence of these addons show us that the WordPress is capable of any feature and tool in a website.
2- A WordPress Website is properly match with SEO Standards
One of the most important reasons for WordPress to be that popular, is that it is fully match with SEO standards and there is a public belief that a WordPress website will gain a good rank in Google faster than other websites. However, some parts of this process such as navigations and header structures are connected to WordPress, there are some more parts such as the pages outcomes and their contents which will be managed by web-designer and content manager that is going to have significant effect on SEO rank.
Websima DMCC has a worthy experience in terms of design and coding to come up with a SEO standard Website and from the beginning point we will consider content strategies, coding standards for SEO, fast loading of pages and optimization for mobile phones and other devices. This will lead us to have an efficient website alongside with a great looking one. Most of Websima customers had successful projects in terms of SEO in their first 6 months of effort.
3- High Security and Consistent Updates in WordPress Websites
There are some web-designers in the world who consider WordPress as a low secure CMS however this belief is totally wrong. Evidences to prove that it is wrong are many secure and important websites in the world which were always a target for hackers, but they could never reach that. Usually online websites can be attacked from 3 points: User Passwords, Client Side and Server Side.
Security from User’s Side
The first section that security becomes vital in it, is the security of users and website managers themselves. There are so many email or social media accounts being hacked every day, however it doesn’t mean that their websites are not secure enough. Most of the times it is lack of security in protecting passwords or sometimes there are predictable passwords.
Most common passwords used in Worldwide were “123456”, “qwerty” and “111111” which are absolutely predictable and unsecure. It becomes more interesting if you check the 10 most password used, by that you will have 50% of social media accounts passwords!! It means that 50% of social accounts use 10 most common passwords. Look how unsecure it can be!
Nevertheless, this issue has been considered in WordPress and by increasing the limits for choosing passwords from manager’s account, you can manage the accounts’ security and limit their passwords to be complicated. Also, if a user enters a wrong password three times in a row, its account will be blocked by the system and he cannot use it for the next 1 hour. This will protect your website from robot attackers on WordPress.
WordPress Core’s Security
We should consider WordPress as a product of millions of people and any security issue can put all of them in danger. That’s why the WordPress core get consistent updates and upgrades. If you just keep your pace with all the updates, you won’t face any security issue. Most of the websites which have been hacked, did not have updates for more than a year.
WordPress Website Security in Servers
In this section, WordPress has a high standard security and most of the problems reported were from coding or additional features. Also, it can be from non-standard or unlocked addons in your website which will definitely decrease your security and increase the probability to be hacked.
Some security issues can be also from the server companies directly and in this case, it doesn’t matter whether you’re using WordPress or any other CMS.
Why Companies Prefer WordPress for Their Websites?
Some of our clients insist that they want to use WordPress as the CMS. The reason behind that are the millions of people who are coding and developing it. Famous WordPress Websites That You’ll Definitely Recognize:
- Etsy Journal
- Microsoft News
- TED Blog
- BBC America
- The Walt Disney Company.
- Facebook Newsroom
These companies know that if they get trouble with their web-design company, they can continue their work in another company or even they can make-up their own team to do that. However, if the website was built with an exclusive CMS, there are no other choices rather than the first company that built the website from the beginning which will limit the options.
Learning to create a website with WordPress
We can say that building a website with WordPress is both easy and difficult! Many companies in the world are using ready templates on WordPress and its cost is extremely low. In this case you just need to learn how to work and manage the WordPress template.
Many of these templates are designed to cover different kinds of clients’ needs and as a result they will present too many features which 90% of that may not be used in your project. Lots of features may look decent first, however you should know that it will make your website heavy and low-speed and also your updates will be much more complicated.
To learn how to build a professional website, you need to learn HTML, CSS and jQuery first, and in the following, learn PHP and templates’ structures. So, in this way, we can say that building a website is not that easy and it needs years of experiences and knowledge.
Please share your WordPress or any other CMS experience with us and tell us the reason behind your decision to choose that.