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We use WordPress at AWL as it is a very easy to use interface. Our clients often do not have any coding knowledge and so WordPress provides the perfect software to enable them to update web content without the need to have any coding knowledge.
It is an open source software, meaning that it is free to install. The fee we charge covers the use of a theme, which is the unique way in which the website is styled, and this can be chosen from our theme selector. We also charge for tailoring this theme to your company’s individual taste however if you do not want to have us create a style for you and you think you have what it takes to create your own look then we can just set you up a themed website and host it for you.
More about WordPress
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and initially had fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as a full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets and themes: WordPress is limited only by your imagination.
WordPress is also a piece software that has been developed to follow all of the Web Standards and so keeps your blog or website compliant to all of the rules that have to be followed when running a website.
Search Engines have to be definitely kept in mind when building a website to ensure that its design attracts maximum traffic for your business. WordPress uses different functions which allow it to be search engine friendly. For example sending pings to other sites, making categories, tagging your posts and use of h1/h2 tags etc.
There are of course alternative pieces of software that compete for attention in this market however the above outlines why we at AWL feel that WordPress is the most accessible software for our clients.