One thing I hear all the time from people, particularly those who have been advised by other web designers who don’t use WordPress, is that you shouldn’t or can’t use WordPress for your business because it is a blogging tool. Well yes, it is a blogging tool and arguably the best one but it is also much more. WordPress is a great Content Management System (CMS) with an enormous range of design options and a huge range of extensions and plugins to expand WordPress and design it to suit your needs.
Lets look at some companies that use WordPress. (From WordPress.org)
- Australian F1 driver, Mark Webber.
- CNN.com blogs like the CNN Political Ticker.
- Reuters, the world’s largest news agency.
- The Ford Motor Company.
- ElleGirl magazine
- The Royal Ballet
Other companies that use WordPress include Yahoo, Ebay, Rolling Stone Magazine, Financial Times, Fox News, Harvard, Flickr, Samsung USA, General Electric and many more. These companies aren’t small or insignificant and they wouldn’t be using WordPress if it didn’t suit their needs.
While WordPress is the best Blogging tool, it is also ideal for business large and small. There are now over 25 million websites worldwide using WordPress to run everything from blogs, media, Fortune 500 companies and other business websites.
WordPress is an ideal Content Management System (CMS). WordPress is free, actively maintained and supported, designed to perform well in search engine optimisation, a huge array of design options and extensions, cost effective and best of all, easy to install and maintain. These are just a few of the reasons why you should look at WordPress for your small business before looking elsewhere. Every business is unique and in the end, WordPress may not be the right tool for your job but it is the best place to start when looking for one.