More than 23.1 billion WordPress webpages are viewed every month. While that doesn’t mean it’s the most user-friendly platform to use, it’s certainly the most popular. Primarily a blogging platform, with the right template and website designer you can set up a great-looking, user-friendly website.
You can create a free WordPress blog to get a feel for the content management system.
Like any website, I recommend investing a little money in your WordPress website to get a quality theme and design you like, and a custom URL that you can host on WordPress.com or host through another provider (recommended).
Getting started with a new WordPress website isn’t as straightforward as it is with some other website. You’ll need to install WordPress on your hosting platform (ask me about this service), then set everything up using the framework provided by a custom template you choose. There are free templates and paid templates. Paid ones are typically better quality and easier to customize with little website design and coding knowledge.
There are hundreds of WordPress templates to choose from. My favourites are ones from StudioPress (built on the Genesis framework) and Elegant Themes’ Divi, which is super user-friendly. Find a template that looks as close as possible to what you desire. Your designer can customize from there.
With WordPress, you can custom design each page, add a blog that you can schedule posts to, add email sign-up forms, social media share buttons, and much more. WordPress is an open-source platform, meaning that many people have access to its structure. Because of this, there are a ton of free plugins which give you added functions. An example is the SEO (search engine optimization) by Yoast plugin, which helps you make your website more search-engine friendly.
The first few times you try to find your way around your WordPress website will be confusing, but trust me: you’ll get used to it quick.