What does Beyonce, Sony Music, and Best Buy all have in common? All of their sites are powered by WordPress, showing that the CMS has the ability to scale and provide amazing digital experiences for visitors to keep coming back to.
If those examples aren’t enough to convince you that WordPress makes sense for enterprise brands, read the following white paper to find out more on why WordPress is ready for enterprise adoption:
Aside from what’s included in the above white paper, here are some additional reasons why WordPress makes sense for powering enterprise-level sites:
1.EXCEPTIONAL SUPPORT FROM A LARGE COMMUNITY
The community is what really makes WordPress the powerhouse it is today. More than 74 million websites have been created using WordPress. WordPress is powered by the community surrounding it and committed to open source technology.
With the community and open source technology, WordPress is home to 70,000 plugins that help users easily add features and customize their site. There are also many forums, mailing lists, tutorials, and WordCamps to provide assistance and celebrate the community.
2. EASE OF CUSTOMIZATION AND INTEGRATION
Going back to open source, WordPress allows full customization and integration. This makes an agile site to fit all the business needs that may arise when running a company. WordPress is easy to modify with theme frameworks, JSON REST API, and Plugin API. With WordPress, there are many themes to choose from to help your development team on the backend. With JSON, native mobile applications can be developed using WordPress as a framework and give it a common format to communicate with other applications and languages.
3. THE WORDPRESS CORE IS SECURE (BUT DO TAKE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS)
WordPress is popular. That makes it a target for hackers. You have to keep the core up to date so WordPress can do its job blocking your site from attacks. In today’s security climate, it’s extremely important for site owners to take proper security precautions to harden your site. Keeping your site, plugins, and themes up to date can’t be stressed enough. If they don’t have the latest security fixes, they are vulnerable to attacks. Additionally, WordPress offers strong security plugins to help you out on your quest to an impenetrable site.
For more stats on WordPress and security, be sure to check out this infographic.
4. WORDPRESS IS A FREE, OPEN SOURCE PLATFORM
Imagine you can build a website in 15 minutes that’s fully operational for free. With WordPress, you can. Because it’s based on open-source software, it’s free to develop on WordPress. Open source allows you to innovate, not worry about proprietary solutions and can upgrade and update all for free.
Even though you can build a site for free, if you experience tons of traffic to your site, it would be smart to invest in a proper web host. Also, most plugins and themes are free, but some do have a price.
5. SIMPLICITY FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND CONTENT AUTHORS
WordPress is made to publish content. As soon as your site is up, you can start adding content to your site. Using the themes and plugins, you can cater your site to what kind of content you post. Meaning, if you’re a news site, online store, or blog you can pick themes and plugins made for those categories. If you need help with the administrative dashboard, that’s where the community comes in. There are many resources out there assist you.
6. WORDPRESS IS SUPER SCALABLE
If those weren’t enough reasons why WordPress is great for the enterprise. If your site receives an uptick in traffic, your site won’t fall apart. The CMS powers 27 percent of the 10,000 highest trafficked sites on the web and 22 percent of the top 100,000 sites.
If plugins aren’t enough to ensure your site is scaling properly, there are managed WordPress plans you can sign up for to receive extra caching and server space.
There’s a reason WordPress is trusted by the world’s biggest brands. To reiterate, the content managing system is surrounded by an unwavering open-source community, has a massive plugin and theme library, and is super scalable to meet enterprise needs. Check out our white paper for more on the topic.