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Web Design Sri Lanka, Why WordPress?
Is it a good platform? Is it secure?

  • Gayan Perera
  • Updated on May 12,2020

We are going to go through some serious points about WordPress in this blog. Let me start the blog by answering the three questions in the title.

Why WordPress? 

It’s an open-source CMS (Content Management System). Guess what, over 25% of websites on today’s Internet have been designed using WordPress and 63% of websites with a CMS are WordPress.

Is it a good platform? 

It’s a very user-friendly content management system to build a website, and you have a huge community who already uses WordPress. So if you need any help, you can find lots of forums & people around the world, who are willing to help. Also can find lots of tutorials on YouTube, even from web designers Sri Lanka.

Is it secure? 

It’s secure, as there are lots of security plugins available. Also, a big plus is that the WordPress team provides updates regularly in order to maintain security. If you keep maintaining your website, you’ll be fine. But, since WordPress is a heavily used platform around the world, it will be targeted by lots of hackers. But, if you follow the recommended practice when you develop the website and with those security plugins installed, you’ll be fine.

We are going to go through some serious points about WordPress in this blog. Let me start the blog by answering the three questions in the title.

Why WordPress? 
It’s an open-source CMS (Content Management System). Guess what, over 25% of websites on today’s Internet have been designed using WordPress and 63% of websites with a CMS are WordPress.

Is it a good platform? 
It’s a very user-friendly content management system to build a website, and you have a huge community who already uses WordPress. So if you need any help, you can find lots of forums & people around the world, who are willing to help. Also can find lots of tutorials on YouTube, even from web designers Sri Lanka.

Is it secure? It’s secure, as there are lots of security plugins available. Also, a big plus is that the WordPress team provides updates regularly in order to maintain security. If you keep maintaining your website, you’ll be fine. But, since WordPress is a heavily used platform around the world, it will be targeted by lots of hackers. But, if you follow the recommended practice when you develop the website and with those security plugins installed, you’ll be fine.

Here are a few reasons why you should use WordPress for your web design in Sri Lanka.

🏆 You Can Create Any Website
In modern-day, using WordPress you can build any website including the following types:

Static Services Website
E-commerce Website
Membership Website

Starting from a Salon website to an online shopping website such as Keells Super, Buyabans, My Softlogic, which they spent a few million rupees as budget. Yes they are huge sites, but in my personal opinion, they are just overkilled as they could have easily got the same type website for a very low budget with WordPress.

With the vast collection of plugins available for WordPress to build any website, designing a website has become very easy. If you haven’t tried it yet, you can download the WordPress from its official website from here.

🏆 SEO Friendly [Acc. to Google]

As we all know, Google and the rest of the search engines have their secret formulas on ranking websites.

But, there are certain known factors that Google have already published as plus things that we explore and found ourselves as digital marketers.

The more you tick these, you get higher rankings, Good news is that WordPress is covering major points that a CMS should cover.

seo friendly

An added advantage is that there are so many SEO plugins that you can set up on WordPress, which can help you in big time when you are carrying out on-page SEO in your website.

Google and all search engines show and rank websites in search results on the basis of various predefined parameters.

Some Crucial CMS Validity Requirements:

Fast Loading Speed
Good Coding Standard
XML Sitemap
Navigation
Image Optimization
Social Media Integration
User Experience

As we all know, Google and the rest of the search engines have their secret formulas on ranking websites. But, there are certain known factors that Google have already published as plus things that we explore and found ourselves as digital marketers

seo friendly

The more you tick these, you get higher rankings, Good news is that WordPress is covering major points that a CMS should cover.

An added advantage is that there are so many SEO plugins that you can set up on WordPress, which can help you in big time when you are carrying out on-page SEO in your website.

Google and all search engines show and rank websites in search results on the basis of various predefined parameters.

Some Crucial CMS Validity Requirements:

Fast Loading Speed
Good Coding Standard
XML Sitemap
Navigation
Image Optimization
Social Media Integration
User Experience

🏆 WordPress Is Easy to Use

If you don’t want to take my word for it, just jump on to YouTube and check some tutorials for yourself.

Most hosting companies do provide one-click WordPress installation. So if you want to take WordPress for a spin, give it a go today. You won’t be disappointed.

WordPress CMS will facilitate blog publishing, user management, comments, RSS feeds, revisions and much more.

Once installed, without any coding knowledge you can start designing a blog, static website or an e-commerce website with the help of drag and drop page builder.

🏆 WordPress Is Easy To Customize

WordPress is for both Pros and newbies. If you want to customise starting from the logo, header or colours, pretty much anything you can change via the backend panel.

Only in some instances, you might want to go beyond the capabilities of the CMS backend panel. Now if you are really good with coding, you can use a snippet plugin and do the coding there without changing any core files on your theme (This is the best practice).

🏆 Huge Online Community

As the number of WordPress users are higher out there, obviously there is a massive online community of active users and developers.

Apart from the official WordPress support forum, there are many other properly maintained forum websites, who help to solve any problems that a WordPress user has. The numbers on these are from millions. So you are in safe hands if you want to start using WordPress.

🏆 Huge Online Community

As the number of WordPress users are higher out there, obviously there is a massive online community of active users and developers.

Apart from the official WordPress support forum, there are many other properly maintained forum websites, who help to solve any problems that a WordPress user has. The numbers on these are from millions. So you are in safe hands if you want to start using WordPress.

🏆 WordPress Is Secure Enough

WordPress has a high inbuilt security standard. But being the 25% websites on the internet, this has become a target of hackers. Every day they try to find any possible loopholes that they can exploit.

No stress, with the regular updates that WordPress provides plus some security plugins, you’ll be protected. So updating regularly is highly recommended and very important.

Most WordPress website hacking takes place due to lack of knowledge and awareness in users. By doing few things right, you can make your WordPress website super secure.

Worth to remember these points:

Use basic security tools – WP Security & Firewall and Wordfence Security.
Download plugins from WordPress.org only.
Use recently updated plugins.
Check plugin rating and no. of downloads, before download.
Download plugins from trusted sources.
Update WordPress with its recent version.
Use a premium theme. Free themes may contain malicious codes and encrypted links.

wordpress integration

🏆 WordPress today can be Easily Integrated with Most Services

As we know by default, WordPress has lots of functions, but with the 41000+ plugins available at WordPress repository this CMS has become more powerful.

There are free plugins as well as paid premium plugins that you can use to your website.

Contact forms

This is a must for any website, in fact, no point of having a website for a business if you can’t have a way for your customer to contact you other than the telephone numbers.

Marketing pop-ups

This is a handy way to highlight the key information that you want to promote.

Email marketing

Email Marketing is very important, but now you can link popular email marketing services like MailChimp.

wordpress integration

🏆 WordPress today can be Easily Integrated with Most Services

As we know by default, WordPress has lots of functions, but with the 41000+ plugins available at WordPress repository this CMS has become more powerful.

There are free plugins as well as paid premium plugins that you can use to your website.

Contact forms

This is a must for any website, in fact, no point of having a website for a business if you can’t have a way for your customer to contact you other than the telephone numbers.

Marketing pop-ups

This is a handy way to highlight the key information that you want to promote.

Email marketing

Email Marketing is very important, but now you can link popular email marketing services like MailChimp.

🏆 It’s getting better & popular every day.

With the huge number of users and the largest & most effective community online, WordPress is evolving daily. Especially, as the WordPress developers find new features, plugins to address and find the solutions for the bugs timely for their needs. WordPress manages to enhance its system each time it has a version update.

In the dawn of SEO and search engines, the number of people who use WordPress for blogs and business websites has increased dramatically and numbers will keep improving every day.

 👌 Conclusion 

WordPress is a nice, handy CMS to adopt for your website. We highly recommend it. Anyway, do share your thoughts/questions with us in the comments below. We will try to answer as possible.

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