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The power of WordPress, the World's most widely used web site system

The majority of web sites designed by Bay Web Design use the WordPress content management system. WordPress is the worlds most popular web site package and is currently used by over 25% of all web sites on the internet.

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Benefits of using WordPress

A wide selection of web designers to choose from

There is a large population of web designers who are WordPress savvy.  This gives a business owner a broad selection of web design companies to choose from to create their web site. This also means that if a web site owner wants to choose another web designer to look after their site, the scope of choice is also broad.

A comprehensive selection of plugins

Huge community of developers creating plugins for WordPress. Plugins offer the ability to add a extra functionality to a WordPress web site. Plugins can offer simple functionality like adding a contact form or spam prevention. They can also operate as complex software packages in their own right. An example of a complex plugin would be WooCommerce, powerful ecommerce package most commonly used  with WordPress.

Easy to update

WordPress is known is regarded as a very user friendly web  site package. i.e adding new pages and updating pages with new text and images is a very easy process. The WordPress web page editor is very similar to MS Word and thus offers a familiar experience for many users.

Search friendly

This is a very important aspect of WordPress. The cleanness of WordPress code makes it easy for search engines to read and index. In addition, plugins like industry leader Yoast SEO provide in-depth search engine optimisation (SEO) functionality. Web site owners are easily able to add keywords in the right places and also assess each web page individually for SEO.

WordPress contains a blog

WordPress started it's life as a blogging package before maturing into a fully featured content management system. The blog functionality is still a key part of WordPress. This allows for easeful publishing of articles or news. Savvy WordPress owners will often use regular article publishing as a powerful tool for increasing their web sites presence in Google rankings.