WordPress has been around for almost 20 years, and there are more than 500 sites created every single day with it. Whilst some other platforms are often considered more user friendly, It wins hands down in terms of stability.
Not only are WordPress websites stable, you can do so much with them including:
- Create a blog
- Promote events
- Share resources
- Have an online store
- Have a membership database
- Create an opt in for list building
- And so much more
Important things you need to know before starting
What is the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?
WordPress.org is always the product that we recommend. It’s self-hosted and much more customisable than WordPress.com
Is it expensive to set up?
The platform can be cheap to set up if you keep things simple using free themes and plugins.
I want to create a membership website, is this possible?
Yes, just use one of the 54,000 plugins available
Can I change hosts?
Yes, unlike sites built with Squarespace or Wix, when you build your site with WordPress, you’re not tied to the platform and can migrate your content to any other site
Can it be customised?
Yes there are a variety of page builders and themes you can use to customise your site.
Is it easy to customise a WordPress website myself?
If you are tech-savvy it’s possible or engage an expert to help (like us).
Can I set up my own WordPress website?
As there are so many features it can be a little tricky to set up initially, but that’s where we come in.
Can I include an online shop?
Yes, you can integrate with WooCommerce, which is a free ecommerce plugin that works with WordPress to offer all the online shopping functionality you’ll need.
Will my WordPress website be found by search engines?
Yes, there are built-in SEO features mean that your site is more visible to search engines. And, if you add an additional SEO plugin like Yoast SEO (which is free) you’ll greatly increase your chances of being found.
Do I need ongoing support from an expert with my website?
It is recommended that you Partner with an expert (like us) so we can maintain your site on a regular basis.
What kind of support is on offer?
WordPress has an official support community for users and developers where you can post your questions and comments.
We are WordPress experts
If you need any extra support with your website, Payneless media can help you with updates, ongoing maintenance. We can also build, launch and host your website!
To chat about your website, get in touch with us today.