When building an informational or corporate website, many web developers and industry experts will recommend a content management system (CMS) like WordPress as the backbone of the website. Whether WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, or another CMS, adding a software platform as the foundation of your website allows you to log back in at a later date to add, remove, and adjust content in your website, and manage add-on software, like WordPress Plugins.
Guest Post from our partner, EndLayer.
WordPress is all the fad for websites these days – and really for good reason. It’s free, first of all. It’s easy, there’s a ton of plugins to extend it, and there’s an insanely huge user base for it. We started on WordPress ourselves, even – several years ago. It’s a one-size-fits-most solution that can get you running quickly. Seems awesome, doesn’t it? It is, but it’s not. WordPress’s strengths are unfortunately also its weaknesses.
There are dozens of content management systems to choose from, and if you choose the wrong CMS, you’re going to be stuck with it for a long time.
Guest Post from Matt Davis at FutureHosting
Self-hosting offers reliability, accountability, and control over your own business model and content. SaaS is not the right solution for serious bloggers.
Software-as-a-Service is tempting for bloggers. Most of the work is done for you. All that’s left is to write and publish. The foundations of the service are not something that you have to worry about — no technical SEO to struggle with, no web hosting control panel, no DNS management headaches, and no control.
Guest Post from our partner, Nexcess.
While WordPress is capable of self-hosting video, the bandwidth requirements make streaming services or dedicated video hosting services the better option.
Adding video to your WordPress blog or business site is a great way to communicate with readers (viewers) and potential customers. The web is still built around the written word, but video has become increasingly important, especially as mobile devices capable of recording high-definition video have become common. For some bloggers, video might be more natural than writing, and many people in our audiences would rather sit back and watch a video than read yet another wall of text.