WordPress was released on May 27, 2003 as a simple blog management system. This year, Wordpress has officially announced they power almost 30% of all websites. Let’s look into Wordpress, and what it can offer your business.
The Difference Between Wordpress.Org and Wordpress.com
If you are new to Wordpress, you may be wondering about the difference between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org
With WordPress.org, Wordpress works as a system on your server that can host a blog, website, e-commerce system and anything you can imagine. Wordpress.org works like the engine in your car, it runs in the background and provides you a slew of options for updating your content, products, etc.
368 Durham creates custom themes (or bodies) that fit over this engine and provide a unique look that fits your branding, style and business.
WordPress.com, on the other hand, takes care of the hosting for you. You don’t have to download software, pay for hosting, or manage a web server. However, you are limited to using templates, restricted on features and general limitations of a blog only system.
Why can Wordpress offer me that other website builders (Wix, Shopify) can’t?
Wordpress is vastly different from Wix & Shopify. Wix & Shopify are website builders that offer you a limited set of features, and design options. Although these alternatives may work for starting a business you will quickly reach a brick wall. Many of our clients at 368 Durham started using Wix & Shopify but needed to expand the features of their store or website.
We can take your existing content, images, products and move them to a custom designed Wordpress Website.
The future is Wordpress.
Moving your website or store to Wordpress will be a step in the right direction. Contact us today for a Free Consultation to see how we can help.