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

WordPress - Our preferred web site building platform

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

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

There is a huge community of developers creating plugins for WordPress. Plugins offer the ability to add a extra functionality to a WordPress web site. These 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, a powerful ecommerce package most commonly used with WordPress. WooCommerce is also the World's most widely used shopping cart system.

Easy to update

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

Search engine friendly

This is a very important aspect is well catered for in 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 - A convenient article writing & blogging platform

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