What a long way WordPress has come in the last few years. Once the “go to application” for blogs, WordPress has emerged as the single most used CMS for websites on the internet. With over 11 million websites built with WordPress available on the web these days, it is not only the go to for blogging, but for general websites as well.
Combining great flexibility as well as being an open source software package, WordPress has very basic requirements to run properly. Unlike some other web technologies, WordPress runs on almost any LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) available from all those webhosting companies you find out on the internet. Of course, we can also provide webhosting at OutsideRaleigh as well. No onerous server licensing fees, no heavy application licensing fees – and top that off with ongoing development by a worldwide group of WordPress enthusiasts and developers!
What does this mean to you?
More importantly, how does this benefit you? The biggest advantage of a simple, easy to use CMS like WP is that it can be quickly updated by the end user. It doesn’t require a webmaster to add your newest special/important content to your website. One of the big bottlenecks in websites has always been timeliness. You have a brilliant idea and you want to get it on your website. Before CMSs became common, it meant contacting your webmaster with the information either via email or phone call. Then waiting for it to come up on their priority list. Unless you were a big customer, you probably weren’t going to be a “drop everything” priority. That means waiting. If your news or special was time sensitive, this could present problems.
Update your own website
If you could go into your OWN website, add your special, have it live in just a few minutes – all by using a simple MS Word®-like interface, would that be worth a good look? We bet that it will be. For that reason, all current Outside Raleigh websites are built using the WordPress backend. It’s simple to use, easy to add functionality, and has a great level of support for all types of needs.
New browsers are not a problem
With a huge network of developers working on WordPress and associated plugins (those little add-ons that give additional functionality), updates are always being developed to meet new requirements or handle new browsers with no surprises.