Building charity websites using WordPress

Building charity websites using WordPress

John Hewick

WordPress is a well known and well respected content management system, used for businesses both large and small. If you run or are planning to set up a charity website, you will be relieved to know that WordPress’s excellent features can work for you too.

SEO

WordPress is great for SEO, which will be a vital part of raising the profile of your charity website. The visibility of your site is one of the most important things to take into account, so with WordPress’s tagging, SEO-friendly URLs and controllable taxonomy you can be sure that when people search for you, your site will be set up for them to find.

Adaptability

WordPress is highly adaptable, with web developers constantly creating applications and expansions. Indeed, you can make your own applications specifically tailored to what you need, meaning that WordPress is as customisable as you can possibly imagine.

A Great Admin Experience

The user interface for WordPress utilises a mobile friendly framework, which enables you to run your site from a whole variety of devices such as laptops, mobile phones and tablets, which is great for people on the go.

A lot of time has been spent to make the WordPress experience accessible to beginners, but also suitable for people with advanced knowledge in the field of web design. Because WordPress is the most popular CMS system in the world, there is a vast amount of support available, which when added to the developer community features, mean that if you need help, you will be able to access it.

Suitable For Both Little and Large

Lots of large and well known brands use WordPress as their CMS, as it has some fantastic features for enterprise. Multi-site management, modular architecture, excellent security and publishing workflows are just some of the reasons big business trusts WordPress, all of which can be equally as useful to large nonprofits.

Equally, WordPress is a powerful tool for small nonprofit organizations. The development process is rapid and easy to learn. Furthermore it is easy to upscale your site with WordPress. If suddenly your charity grows larger, WordPress will expand with you to meet your requirements.

Finally, since WordPress is free, it is easy to keep track of your costs. Obviously investing money in a web developer where necessary can save time and speed things up, but WordPress is very quick and easy to learn, so it is entirely up to you how much or how little you do yourself, and how much you outsource, depending upon your budget.

WordPress is powerful and reliable, with a great variety of themes available for free that are ideal for charities. Equally, you may wish to pay for a premium theme; they are usually relatively inexpensive, and can save you money in the long run. But one of the best things about WordPress is that these decisions are entirely up to you, and you can weigh the options available and come up with the best solution for your charity.

John Hewick

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