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Why Vu Specialise in WordPress

With a market share of over 60% (more than all of its competitors combined) WordPress hardly needs our praise. But what is WordPress - and what makes it so special?

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WordPress is what’s known as a content management system (CMS). A CMS allows users to organise content (text, images, videos, etc.) in various ways.

Although WordPress started off as a platform for bloggers, it soon became clear that the system was also ideal for websites. Today, over a third of all websites use WordPress. When you look only at websites that use a CMS, that proportion rises to 63%.

We are among the WordPress converts and specialise in building WordPress sites for our clients. What can you expect when you become a proud owner of a Vu WordPress website?


A fantastic user experience

Many of our clients are pleasantly surprised by how simple it is to manage and customise their WordPress website. 

Adding business news items, blog posts and landing pages is a breeze with the new Gutenberg content editor making it easier than ever to design exciting, media-rich page layouts.

Rather than pay us (or another web design company) to create bespoke custom features, WordPress’ huge directory of ‘plug-ins’ allow website owners to take control of this process, installing and activating powerful features in a couple of minutes.


Flexible customisation

Whatever type of business you run, a WordPress website can be customised to fit your needs. The easiest way to do this is to choose an industry-specific WordPress theme (there are thousands to choose from). These can either be used ‘as is’ or tweaked.

However, it is usually better to invest in a professional design agency who can create a bespoke theme just for you.

You can even set up a WordPress website as an e-commerce store thanks to WordPress’ own WooCommerce plug-in. 

WooCommerce can be installed in minutes and provides everything you would expect from an online store: product catalogue, product categories, SKUs, shopping basket, checkout, order processing, payment gateways, postage and packing options – you name it!

In fact, where WooCommerce is defined as a CMS it is WordPress’ closest competitor!


Powerful optimisation

Websites with ring-fenced code (e.g. Wix and Squarespace) present a challenge to you to be able optimise your site effectively. With limited ability to delve beneath the hood and affect the code, we find our hands are often tied, reducing our ability to add technical optimisations or landing pages that convert.

WordPress is open source which means any developer can read and alter the underlying code. There are also no limits to the number of pages you can create on a WordPress website which is great for search engine optimisation (SEO) and also helps our clients to scale their businesses.


Support on tap

With its open source code and huge market share, WordPress is a magnet to talented developers, many who share the open access ethos behind the creation of WordPress. 

If our coders ever run into any challenges, they know that the solution is likely to be a few clicks away. The size and passion of the WordPress community also ensures that bugs and exploits are quickly found and fixed, making WordPress a secure option for your website.


How Vu can enhance your WordPress experience

In addition to building attractive, functional WordPress websites, Vu can oversee the technical housekeeping side of things. WordPress core files are regularly updated as are plug-ins and these updates need to be checked and installed quickly to keep your website secure.

While we handle the boring bits, you will be free to use WordPress to create amazing content and powerful landing pages that will push your business to the forefront of your industry.


WordPress Training Course

Most business owners can master the basics of a WordPress website in a matter of minutes. But are you hungry to know more than the minimum? If so, join us for our next WordPress Training Course.Find out more