Perhaps you're wondering "Is WordPress still used?" Then you should know that the answer is "absolutely!" And that WordPress is just as relevant now as it was a decade ago. Sure, the competition in the eCommerce market has boomed, but WordPress remains a worthy competitor capable of making all your online dreams come true! What is WordPress used for? You may remember that WordPress was originally created as a blogging system, but over time it has morphed into a widely popular open-source content management system (CMS) and is now used for both website design, as well as website management. As a Digital Marketing agency using WordPress web design in Cape Town, South Africa, we at Distil understand that WordPress remains a widely popular choice for South African businesses, and we're all for it! So why exactly is WordPress so popular? Let’s find out! So easy to use, even a beginner could use it Many people wonder if WordPress is good for beginners, and we're happy to say that it is! You don't need to have any coding experience or even be tech-savvy. While WordPress is easy enough for anybody to create their own website, it may take some time to get just right and plenty of research and patience, so if those don't sound like values you have in abundance, it may be a good idea to use an agency (pick us, pick us!) to do this for you. Is WordPress still free? For the most part, YES! Whether you're looking to create a basic brochure website or a more complex eCommerce website, you can actually achieve this on WordPress for free. If you're building an eCommerce store, there are a number of free plugins you can opt for if you're strapped for cash. Opting for the free plugins available, however, may be limiting, but it's nice to know that in this day and age, there are still some things you could get for free if you really wanted them. A variety of plugins & templates to choose from WordPress has a wide variety of plugins and template systems, allowing you to create a professional-looking website, just the way you want it. With a smorgasbord of free and premium themes to choose from, you'll have the freedom to customize colours, backgrounds, and more so your business' website looks like, well, YOUR business' website. They're SEO-friendly (We love this) When it comes to building an SEO-friendly website, user experience is a key factor not to be overlooked. User experience consists of everything from the amount of time your website takes to load, to how mobile-friendly the website is. WordPress allows us to create SEO-friendly websites each and every time that'll knock your socks off. Much like a gymnast, WordPress is flexible WordPress is a highly flexible CMS (content management system) capable of creating the simplest of brochure websites to market your business, but can also be used to create online stores or even business directories. WordPress For The Win! With such reliable and versatile CMSs available these days, there really is no reason to create websites from scratch, which is why web design companies make use of CMSs like WordPress. We understand that creating your very own stunning, user-friendly website can be a time-consuming and painstaking endeavor, so if you'd prefer to leave it to the experts, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and find out what Distil can do for you!