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Why we choose WordPress for our websites

When Simply Sites was first thought up, we wanted to make sure we stood out and were offering a better service than anyone else. That, as well as a brilliant website on a friendly budget, our clients would get all the benefits and experience of our custom build websites (which we create at This Demanding Life).

The very first thing we knew about Simply Sites is that the websites would be built using WordPress. Here are the reasons why:

Over 845 million websites use WordPress.

This gives it 42.3% of the market share and given that the market is made up with roughly 30 different website builders & software, WordPress is most definitely the market leader.

WordPress is continually developed and updated.

All versions of WordPress can be updated for free so whether you installed WordPress years ago or are just getting started, you all have the opportunity to run the same version.

You’re in great company.

With top news websites, Sony Music, Playstation, TechCrunch, Microsoft News, Taylor Swift, NASA, TED blog, The White House, Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones, Katie Perry, Spotify Walt Disney and many more all using WordPress for their websites, you’re in good company.

We can control important things like the server setup.

The server setup is one of the most important things that will contribute to the success of your website. This is where we can determine how fast the website will be, How secure the website is from hackers and set cacheing rules (these apply to things like auto-logins, how long you stayed logged into a site for and how often you see the cookies notice). With builders like Wix, SquareSpace and Shopify, access to the server is locked and you can’t control any of these settings.

There’s a choice of themes and plugins.

WordPress has 100s of thousands of available themes and even more plugins which means we can install and apply the exact setup that works for you and optimises your website experience. As experienced WordPress users we’re confident in the choices we make for our Simply Sites to ensure that you and your customer get the website of your dreams and it brings in leads and makes you sales.

You own your own setup.

Once your Simply Site is paid for and published, it belongs to you. We offer an excellent rate should you wish to host and maintain your website with us (you’ll see this as the second price of each website, such as £29 per month). However, should you wish to host your website yourself, we’ll recommend you the best hosting, help you set it up and transfer the website to you, or if you already have hosting, we can transfer the website to you, or upload it to your hosting account at no additional cost. We can do this because your website is built in WordPress and isn’t attached to any particular hosting, like Wix and SquareSpace.

There’s loads of support.

Every Simply Site website comes with its own, personalised website user manual so our customers know exactly how to edit, amend and update their websites, which are designed to grow with their businesses. However, you may choose to take this further, redesign parts of the website or just get more involved in the design and tech. Obviously, you can always ask us, but there’s also a plethora of information and instructions available online. We recommend WP Beginner as a great place to start!

There you have it, 7 reasons why we choose WordPress for your Simply Sites website. We want you to have the absolute best and we believe that WordPress is the way to deliver that.

If you’d like to discuss a Simply Sites website for your small business or start-up, book a free, no-obligation call with us and we’ll help you to choose the perfect Simply Site for you.