Can WordPress Be Used for a Business Site?

There are literally millions of business website running successfully on WordPress. It is a great options and this article will explain why.

Yes. WordPress is a fantastic choice for creating a website for your business. There is a reason that over 25% of websites use WordPress. I will break down three main reasons why I think you should use WordPress for your business site.

Large WordPress community

Due, in part, to of the popularity of WordPress a whole community of developers, designers and WordPress-specific marketers has emerged. These communities are a fantastic resource for any WordPress-related needs you may have.

With such a large supply of WordPress resources, the cost to hire someone to help you with your site is very reasonable. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to have a well-designed business website created.

The “beer truck” scenario

I use to run the marketing department for an ecommerce company that had built several sites from scratch – not third party software like Magento, Shopify, Joomla, etc. This was done back in the late 1990’s and was cutting edge at the time. However, over the years patches needed to be made, functionality needed to get better and they simply needed to keep pace with more modern web design. With over a decade of the same core developer working on the site, it became increasingly poor and needed constant maintenance, which was very expensive.

One of the major downsides to this type of development was that it was extremely difficult for another developer to help out with the website. The code was very unique and complex.

If this company’s developer ever got hit by a beer truck, they would be in real trouble. The could not simply bring in another developer and have him/her immediately take over the sites. The learning curve would be huge and there is no guarantee that this new person could fully learn how the sites were built over the years.

With WordPress, this would not be an issue for you. If for some reason your existing WordPress developer could not continue working on your site, you could have another developer in place within a day and he/she would already have a good grasp on your website before they even began working on it. This is because the core functionality of WordPress is intact for almost all WordPress sites, regardless of any custom coding that may have been added.

Good WordPress developers understand how to work with WordPress and the various plugins and themes that may be in use. And, there are plenty of them available and ready to help.

WordPress versatility

I have come to refer to WordPress as the “whatever you want me to be” website platform. That is because of its versatility. If you want to create a simple blog with WordPress, then go for it. If you want to create a business site, then you can do that to. With the help of a few plugins you can also turn WordPress into a full-fledged ecommerce site, a business directory, a membership website, a forum, a comparison shopping site, a review site and the list goes on.

Heck, you can create a site for your business, have a blog on it and add a forum. Really, you can create just about any business site imaginable with WordPress.