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Is WordPress for Small Businesses?

Using WordPress for Small Businesses

If yours is a startup business, you are probably looking to give it an online presence. Easy job? Not really.

You have to understand which kind of website you need and probably face a quite expensive bill. And this is only the start. When the website is running, you need to keep it up to date, give it high visibility and pay another bill.

WordPress can help you

WordPress is now one of the most popular blogging tools available. However, WordPress is also a powerful Content Management System (CMS) that can be used for building a blog or a website.

Content Management System only means a tool that helps you manage the creation and updates to pages on your website. And this isn’t the only amazing thing. This powerful content management system is also free. Not anything to ignore for a startup, small or medium business looking for an easy way to manage their website.

WordPress was originally designed as a platform for blogging, alright. However, it can be used to run a traditional website, also without a “blog.” The fact that WordPress is basically a blogging platform is far from being a disadvantage.

Four reasons to use WordPress for a small business website

Here from Expand2web are four reasons to use WordPress for a small (or startup) business website.
1. SEO – WordPress provides good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) right out of the box. There are a few tweaks you need to make, but many SEO benefits that WordPress provides are free.
2. Content – it is easy to update content on your website without knowing HTML. When WordPress is set up for you, you can easily create new pages or edit existing pages using a simple rich text editor.
3. Extensions – There is a thriving ecosystem of developers creating themes, plug-ins, contact forms, ratings or hundreds of other cool features.
4. Support – If you do have problems, or want to add very custom features, it is easy to find support and developers who can help you.

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Fiorenza Temmel Bianchi is the founder and director of Fiorenza Temmel Design. She has a background as both an architect and a graphic designer. She is also a WordPress and SEO enthusiast.

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