Your website is yours
WordPress was originally developed as a platform for bloggers to self-publish their blogs. Because its goal was to be accessible for as many people as possible, it is exceedingly easy to use.
There’s no need to contact your webmaster if you want to update content on your site—your website is yours to change whenever you want. With WordPress’ simple and intuitive interface, it’s as easy as logging into the site’s backend and making the change.
WordPress is also completely free and open source. There are no fees or legal stipulations attached to using it, so you can be sure that your website really is yours and yours alone.
Your website is whatever you need it to be
Just because WordPress got its start catering to bloggers who had little to no experience building websites, doesn’t mean that 1) it’s only used for blogging and 2) it’s a platform that can’t support completely custom-built sites.
In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. WordPress has evolved over the years into the most popular content management system (or CMS). This comes in part from its stability and its incredible flexibility.
WordPress can be absolutely anything you need it to be—all it takes to unlock its potential is a skilled developer.
West County has been developing in WordPress for years. Though pre-made site templates and themes are available, we opted to avoid purchasing them.
Instead, we’ve developed our own optimized custom theme, designed specifically for fast, responsive design. Even our designer has extensive experience designing sites specifically to work with WordPress. That means that not only can we build your website into exactly what you need, but we can also make it look exactly how you want.
Your website will grow with your business
Even though WordPress is open-source, it has a team dedicated to its improvement. Updating to the newest version of WordPress will keep your website on top of security and functionality.
Also, because WordPress is open-source, the (huge) WordPress community is constantly looking for ways to improve it. One way in which the community improves upon WordPress is through an ever-changing and innovating library of plugins.
Plugins can drastically alter the functionality of a website, depending on what you need the site to do. Installing and updating these plugins is easy, and, as new plugins are released, your website can take advantage of all they have to offer.
Everything about WordPress makes it easy for your website to evolve not only as WordPress itself evolves, but also as your business expands.
Your website will actually be found
WordPress isn’t just a pretty face. It has all the tools necessary to optimize your website to come as close to the top of search engine results as possible. Known as search engine optimization (or SEO), this process is absolutely invaluable to getting your website seen by more people and, in turn, expanding your business. West County is dedicated to staying on top of the ever-shifting rules of SEO, so that your business isn’t left behind.
Our web development process also includes the implementation of responsive design. A responsive website is one that, no matter what device or screen size it’s loaded on, looks great and functions properly. A huge (and growing) number of website visitors come from mobile devices—like tablets and smart phones—so it’s important that your website functions on these devices. Otherwise, you’re missing out on potential customers.
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