Today, WordPress has overtaken Magento and Drupal as the most popular open source Content Management System (CMS). That being the case, WordPress takes up nearly 76% of all CMS industry, which means that it is used more than any other CMS system by professional marketers. So, if you are considering having WordPress as your CMS, your best bet now is to contract an expert service provider who offers WordPress web site design. You will need a qualified and experienced service provider to help you design your website, because WordPress requires a different set of skills than a simple CMS.
One reason why many small businesses decide to outsource to a WordPress company is that they can customize the WordPress theme on their own. They simply need to install the WordPress plug-in with the website, add some HTML coding to their website templates and make some minor changes. Most of the time, these businesses choose the WordPress themes that are compatible with their business environment.
The WordPress theme is what you see when a person visits your website. It is also a vital part of your website design so you should keep your theme consistent no matter what the theme of your competitors is. To ensure that your WordPress theme is user friendly, you can hire a WordPress professional to design and build your theme for you.
Before you start designing your website, you should decide what kind of web hosting you will use. WordPress supports several different types of hosting options including: shared, dedicated, and multisite. If you decide to use a hosted solution, you will need to choose between shared and dedicated hosting.
A shared hosting solution means that a single website on a server will share the resources of several other websites. Shared hosting solutions are the cheapest because they offer the lowest amount of bandwidth and disk space. However, shared hosting does not offer any added benefits like customization options for custom sites.
On the other hand, dedicated hosting offers all the features of shared hosting, but the user gets his/her own private server where his/her website will be installed on. Dedicated hosting is usually reserved only for personal websites. If you have a very specific niche on your business that you want to promote, then dedicated hosting may not be the best option for you. If you have limited website resources, then dedicated hosting will serve you better.
You can also use a combination of both shared and dedicated hosting solutions depending on how complex your website is, for example, you can choose between a free hosting plan and a paid hosting plan that include custom site builders. A hosting solution that offers both types of plans is a great solution for a website that is just getting started and has limited resources. You can also use this solution for smaller, personal websites that do not need much customization.
WordPress is not the only CMS that is worth considering as your CMS. There are several others, including Joomla, Drupal, Magento, Drupal Commerce, and more that are considered the most popular open source Content Management Systems today. Each of these open source CMS systems has their own unique attributes that you need to consider when selecting your CMS for your site. For example, you can choose from the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) approach, where you can simply paste in the code to create your pages and view them online in your browser or you can use the “plug-in” approach where you will have to install additional software to interact with your content online.