Why We Ride the WordPress Express
Some of our clients ask us why we prefer to use WordPress, an open-source content management system, to build their websites. The answer to that question is that we believe it provides the greatest value to our clients. WordPress isn’t just simple to use for day-to-day blogging purposes; it’s also adaptable to almost any web situation- with the right knowledge. Whether you need a simple informational site and a blog or a complex member-subscription setup, we can make WordPress do the work for you.
Occasionally, people get nervous about using open-source software as there are misperceptions about security and support. However, the reality is that WordPress is robust and we provide expert support to our clients. And we’re not the only ones who use it, either. Here are just a few A-list companies that use WordPress:
You don’t have to be in news or tech to get value out of WordPress; car manufacturer Ford uses it for their Ford Social site. (http://social.ford.com/)
This retail giant uses WordPress to provide its individual stores with an easy way to update customers on sales and events, as well as the usual hours, location, and phone info. (http://stores.bestbuy.com/1494/)
Multinational tech and entertainment firm Sony utilizes WordPress for both its electronics blog (http://electronicsblog.sel.sony.com/) and for its PlayStation blog. (http://blog.us.playstation.com/)
The masters of all things geek at Wired magazine use WordPress, and if that’s not a firm endorsement for the software, what is? Wired uses it for pretty much all of their blogs. (http://www.wired.com/blogs/)
News giant CNN adopted WordPress for its wide variety of blogs at CNN.com. (http://www.cnn.com/exchange/blogs/)
Even older companies like General Electric love the ’Press: their GE Reports blog (http://www.gereports.com/) uses WordPress, sporting a particularly unique look.