One of my job responsibilities at OurChurch.Com is working with Christian organizations to develop great custom websites that will help them live out their mission online. However, instead of calling it a “responsibility”, I think a more appropriate word to use is “privilege”. It is a privilege working with churches, ministries, and businesses helping them move from a very frustrating website (or no website at all), to a website that looks great, performs well, and is easy to update.
Years ago, we at OurChurch.Com made the decision to begin using WordPress as the platform for all of our custom clients. There were many reasons that we did this. Over the next few weeks, I will discuss the main benefits of using WordPress as your website.
#1 Reason WordPress Is A Great Website Platform For You: Supported World Wide.
Per a post by Tom Ewer in February 2014, over 74 million websites use WordPress as their platform (and that was 2 years ago). There are thousands of developers world wide that have created and support over 40,000 plugins which add functionality to the WordPress core platform.
Because WordPress is such a widely used platform, most web developers are familiar and proficient in working with WordPress. That is great news because it means that if you have a WordPress website and need some kind of assistance, it is very easy to find a developer who knows WordPress and will be able to assist you. This is true for church websites, ministry websites, business websites, or school websites.
Check back next week as I talk about the second reason that WordPress Is A Great Website Platform For You!