January 24 2011

Why WordPress Website Design is Superior

Global Site Plans develops blog-integrated websites, utilizing the WordPress format.  WordPress is one of the most popular blogging tools available.  Many people do not know that WordPress is a powerful Content Management System (CMS) that can be used to build a blog, a website, or both – a blog-integrated website (The Global Site Plans website utilizes WordPress, www.globalsiteplans.com).  A CMS system is a tool that helps you manage the creation and updates to web pages on your web site.  This is innovative and many businesses have not used this unique and successful platform in increasing their website presence.

While an html website is useful for creating search engine friendly websites, WordPress websites are a step-above.  WordPress is particularly useful in boosting search engine ranking and providing ongoing content to your consumers and website visitors.

When considering WordPress website design, keep the following in mind:

The Good

1. Optimized search engine optimization (SEO)

WordPress websites provide good search engine optimization (SEO) from the beginning.  Like a blog, when you use WordPress to design a blog-integrated website, it is as if each word of each page of your site is searched in the search engines.  And each time you blog, the more content is added to your site and the more searches can direct potential clients to your website.

2. Content updates can be done from within your company – without knowing html

Want to make a change to your website or post a blog entry? It won’t take a webmaster; someone within your company can make the change without knowing html.  WordPress is past the days of complex html editor tools. You can also easily create new pages or edit existing pages using a simple rich text editor.

3. Want to add a feature? Use someone elses’ design theme?

There is a thriving organization of WordPress developers who are creating themes and plugins.  Free design themes, or the ability to extend your website to include features such as polls, contact forms, ratings, or hundreds of other cool features can all be done without hiring a web developer to create such features or designs.  That means you can hire someone to choose among them, rather than create – lowering your overall costs.  However, if you’re interested in having a unique WordPress website, perhaps even an unusual one, the graphic designers at Global Site Plans can create an individualized theme for your site.  Whether you opt for a common theme of a customized one-of-a-kind, WordPress is chalk full of features.

The Bad

We can’t provide you any reason to hesitate -

Renée van Staveren

Renée van Staveren is the Founder of Global Site Plans. She holds a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also holds a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development from Prescott College. Prior to establishing Global Site Plans and The Grid, Renée van Staveren was an Assistant Planner for A-M-M-A Transit Planning and the Program Director for Planet Green. You can find Renée blogging about featured environmental design firms, providing free website critiques, local events in Istanbul, Turkey, plus helping you achieve industry distinction through innovative discussions. Renée currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey; adding to the list of places she has traveled and lived.

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One Response to “Why WordPress Website Design is Superior”

  1. Bennie Grdina Says:

    Wow! another outstanding SEO advice from you…Thanks for the info.I never thought about this method before.

    By the way, just thought i would comment and say neat theme, did you code it yourself? Looks great.

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