WordPress Recommended for Small Businesses and Non-Profits

This post by Kristy Crabtree

Posted in Business Start-Up, Marketing, Technology, Tools

WordPress Recommended for Small Businesses and Non-ProfitsSmall businesses and non-profits are beginning to realize that they don’t necessarily need a custom built CMS system to run their website. Why not use a state-of-the-art publishing platform that focuses on aesthetics, web standards and usability – and not to mentionit’s FREE?

Blog or use it as a Content Management System, WordPress is the next best cost effective web solution.

No need to purchase additional software, your site is accessible wherever there’s internet connectivity and most importantly, you own it. No monthly leasing payments.

There are also hundreds of Free and inexpensive WordPress Themes available to choose from that represent several business styles such as: Magazine Editorial, Corporate, and Creative, Retail, Technology, Nonprofit, entertainment and more. You can make simple changes to represent your brand and brand messaging without having a fully custom built website. Example: http://themeforest.net/category/wordpress/

The WordPress administrative area is easy to use to make updates to both your posts and pages. Posts are listed in reverse chronological order and are also displayed in RSS feeds. Pages are static and not listed by date. Your navigation is typically referencing a static page; whereas your posts reference the latest information sorted by date.

WordPress also keeps costs of having a dynamic website minimal because of the long lists of plugins that are available to customize your needs. There are ecommerce plugins, fundraising plugins, social media plugins, All-in-One SEO plugins, sitemap plugins, gallery plugins, calendar plugins, event plugins and more. Example: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/browse/popular/.

Take a look at WordPress as a solution for your business or non-profit. View their Showcase and the many businesses and non-profits that are currently using WordPress as their choice for a publishing platform.

Non-profit Examples

Business Examples

You can download WordPress for free http://wordpress.org/download/.

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If you would like to learn more about WordPress as a solution for your Reno Business or Reno Non-profit, please give Kristy Crabtree a call at (775) 626-8330.

3 Responses to “WordPress Recommended for Small Businesses and Non-Profits”

  1. On March 10th, 2010 at 3:06 pm Susan Hill Said:

    Thanks for mentioning my site — and for setting it up! Your WordPress design makes blogging and editing easy. Small business and non-profits currently on older, inefficient platforms or those without a website should take a look at WordPress for its flexibility and simplicity of use.

  2. On March 26th, 2010 at 4:53 pm Peter Said:

    We agree: WordPress is great for small businesses who need a clean, easy-to-navigate website.

  3. On October 4th, 2010 at 2:00 am Jp Said:

    I definitely agree! Nowadays, you can’t even distinguish if a website is built using wordpress or it’s a customized one. Here’s another example; http://framearchitecture.com/ I only knew it’s built using wordpress because of the admin link at the bottom.

    WordPress rocks!

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