Why We Love WordPress

Why We Love WordPress

For years, Joomla has been the web, industry standard for the Western Suburbs of Chicago.  With its deep archetecture and powerful functionality, Joomla has held off many of the most formidable Content Management Systems(CMS) to be promoted within this region.
While we respect the programing and developing power that Joomla offers, we also believe in placing the power in the customers hand.  It is our belief that once you have purchased a website, you should be able to then easily update your content.

Recently a series of reviews were made comparing Worpress and Joomla.  While both are powerful programs, we wanted to post an excerpt to show our customers why we choose to build in WordPress.

The original article can be found here

To WordPress or not to WordPress

WordPress is basically a very user friendly blog system but it can be used as a regular site which you can update without any knowledge of html (the same goes for Joomla). You can create pages and posts, and with plugins, you can add a lot of functionality included standard in Joomla, except that all code is web standard.  And because WordPress is web standard, Google really loves it.  So, from a marketing standpoint, WordPress is hard to resist.

The interface is easy to understand, you won’t need a book for it, although buying a “WordPress for Dummies” – book will save you some time if you have no experience with blog management at all. Adapting the look requires some knowledge of CSS, the style sheet language. Like with Joomla, if you select a template close to what you want, adapting the colors, logo etc.. is not that complicated but if you do not want to get involved with CSS, and you would like to re-arrange navigation elements as well, you might consider hiring a web developer. Since WordPress has a logical structure, it is easy for a developer to change things around, place ad banners etc…Again, give preference to a specialized developer used to work with WordPress.

It is setup very quickly and you can be listed in Google within 2 days.  I haven’t seen any other system doing that so far. A normal site takes up to 2 months to get listed in Google, so this is something to take into account.  Anybody can learn enough in 2 hours to create content with WordPress right away, including using categories and sub pages.

WordPress can handle tons of visitors.  It will not break down easily.”


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