What WordPress can mean for you

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WordPress is a system that allows you to easily publish and manage your website. Why should you choose it?

Vendor independence

If you are like me and like to be independent, WordPress is ideally suited. The system is ‘open source’, which means, among other things, that anyone can use and modify it.

Because the system is very popular, there are also many vendors who use WordPress for their clients and therefore know the system well. As long as you do not use specific services from a supplier, you are basically free to switch suppliers. Do pay close attention to the contract you have entered into. This may contain restrictions.

I myself am very open about this. If you have a website created or managed by me and want to switch at a later date, you have all the freedom and options in this.

Low costs

In principle, you can use WordPress for free. The costs are mainly for the adjustments you want to make. Think of the design, but also of extensive functionalities such as an advanced forms module.

This is largely up to you: are you going for a limited, but functional website or do you want it to exactly match your wishes and needs? This choice largely determines how expensive your website will end up being.

Are you a bit handy yourself and enjoy immersing yourself in website creation? Then you can even create a WordPress website entirely without anyone else. With many hosting providers, you can easily install and use the system. You can also find lots of tutorials online.

Expansion possibilities

A huge number of extensions are available for WordPress. These are called plug-ins and these are really available in abundance. If a plug-in does not yet exist for your needs, you can also have one custom-made. In short: the possibilities are virtually endless.

Accessible and sustainable

WordPress is already very accessible in the basics. There are still some areas for improvement, but this is being worked on continuously. In this way, it can make a big impact, as very many websites use WordPress.

In terms of sustainability, too, WordPress is already well on its way. Here, too, work on this is ongoing. There are even developers who have created very small websites via WordPress. These small websites require little data, so it has a minimal effect on energy consumption.

The accessibility and sustainability challenge lies mainly in the modifications and additions that developers and designers make. These can have both positive and negative effects. I always take this into account in the websites I create on commission (or for myself). If a modification or extension has a negative impact on accessibility and sustainability, I always consult with you, the client.

Want to know more?

Want to know more about my approach? Then get in touch with me. I’m happy to talk to you about this.