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Why most of the startups choose WordPress over other CMS? Do you think its scalable as the startup grows? How flexible it is for a fast growing business?

If you have used WordPress for your startup business website then please describe “How WordPress helped you with your startup?”

  • JA

    Justin Adelson

    almost 2 years ago #

    Wordpress is used by most startups because the platform itself is free/open-source, mobile responsive, and there are hundreds (if not thousands) of available templates that cost around $9 to $59. A startup can have a fully functioning website published in a matter of days and it will only cost ~$100 in hosting fees.

    Re: Scalability - As a CMS, Wordpress can be scalable, which is why it is a popular choice. However, some Wordpress sites/templates might require robust hosting packages that can support "heavy" websites and/or a lot of traffic. I have a client who is running a successful eCommerce business on Wordpress and WooCommerce. As her business grew, she noticed that her website became very slow. After running some tests, I recommended that we move her website from a low-tier hosting package to a more robust hosting package, which significantly reduced her load times. Here is an article I wrote about it: https://www.perfectpixelmarketing.com/project/stick-and-poke-tattoo-kits/.

    I like Wordpress because it is an SEO-friendly platform, inexpensive compared to other hosted services (e.g. Squarespace, Wix, etc.), and customizable for my specific needs. For example, if I need a generic informational website for a client, I can pick a template that has basic functionality so the server only loads the functions I need, which makes the website lightning fast. However, if I need a more robust website with eCommerce capabilities and third-party integrations, I can pick a template that has all of those features built-in. I do not have the ability to customize what I want included/excluded with hosting platforms like Squarespace and Wix.

  • AC

    a c

    almost 2 years ago #

    I like Wordpress given the number of plugins that allow you to turn a website into a more dynamic "app." Currently working on a real estate platform and there are so many free plugins that make it easy to develop something more than a static website.