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Is WordPress Good?

10 Reasons You Should Be Using WordPress For Your School Website

Is WordPress Good?

Well, that was the shortest article I have ever written!

But if you need more convincing then please read on…

Yes, we rather like WordPress. We have worked with WordPress since around 2007 and it is our CMS of choice for every web project we undertake.

It is easily the most popular content management system (CMS) on the planet. It accounts for 60% of the websites that use a CMS on the internet. It powers 1 in 5 new websites online and helps a staggering 100,000 websites go live every single day.

So here are the top 10 reasons why we think you should be using WordPress for your new website.

1. WordPress is open source

This means there are literally thousands upon thousands of developers working day and night to improve the system. And none of their hard work will cost you a penny. Regular, free security and feature updates? You bet. Can you say that about your website provider? No matter how hard other website providers try to convince you otherwise, they simply will NEVER have the resources open to them that an open source CMS provides.

Flexibility is also key and WordPress can easily keep up with the ever-changing web landscape. The complicated coding of proprietary website cms software often makes it difficult to adapt to changes in the sector.

Need an add-on for your website? The WordPress plugin repository has literally thousands of ready to go add-ons, the majority of them free.

2. No vendor lock-in

Most website companies use their own locked proprietary systems. They sell you on the CMS and its ease of use.

The truth is that these systems can never hope to compare to what WordPress can offer, and more often than not they are playing catch up and try to emulate what WordPress can do, just not as well! And once they have you in a contract, then you will find it incredibly hard to leave.

The reason for this is that once you start using their systems, you are locked in for life. If you decide to leave, you basically lose your website and need to start again from scratch. With WordPress, you will never be tied to long contracts, and you can change suppliers with ease.

3. WordPress is easy to use

Time and time again, our clients are astounded when we show them their new website for the first time and walk them through how straightforward their new administration will be. They just can’t believe how easy it is to publish articles and change content. Because WordPress is so incredibly popular and easy to use, it becomes much simpler and faster to train new website editors when they join your company. There is a very good chance that your employees have worked with the WordPress CMS before so any training needed will be minimal.

4. WordPress is tried and tested

WordPress is now over 10 years old. It isn’t buggy and won’t crash your website. WordPress has been around for 10 years, and in that time it has been enhanced, tested and refined to within an inch of its life! In the process it has evolved into the world-class publishing system we use today.

5. WordPress has multiple user roles

WordPress has an incredibly flexible and powerful user role management module built in. User roles that are available include super admin, admin, editor, author, contributor and subscriber. These are all options for different levels of access to the CMS.

6. Powerful tools for your company news

The foundations of WordPress are built on it being a solid blogging/news platform. If you are familiar with using Microsoft Word then you will be right at home with the publishing toolbar in WordPress. Other really helpful functions are included such as preview a post, schedule a post to be published at a later date, post revisions and many more useful functions that will save your team so much time in the long run.

7. WordPress is secure

WordPress has comprehensively peer-reviewed source code. Huge organisations who need to be hot on security like Facebook and the Government use WordPress.

8. WordPress is stable

WordPress has a solid code base, fantastic support and continuous development which make it one of the most stable and safe-to-use pieces of website software out there.

9. WordPress is SEO friendly

WordPress provides you with a solid foundation for your website to score highly in Google search. In fact, WordPress is the CMS of choice for the vast majority of SEO agencies in the world. We have written an article that explains why Google loves WordPress for SEO in greater detail.

10. WordPress is flexible

Need to add a booking system to your website? Easy. How about a forum? No problem at all! Because of the sheer amount of people working with the WordPress system, there will always be a solution on hand for anything you need to add to your website.

Let Us Help You…

Brothers Creative works in partnership with businesses all sizes to create some of the best WordPress websites in the U.K. We are a WordPress Agency you can rely on.

If you are searching for an experienced WordPress Web Designer then please do get in contact with us – we would love to be involved in your next project!

Jason Brothers

Jason Brothers is the owner of Brothers Creative and his mission is to make your business more successful online. He has been in the design and marketing industry since 1996, working with brands such as Sotheby's, Royal Mail, American Express, and BP. Jason is from Northampton and currently lives there with his wife and three children.

Our Clients Love Us!

“We are regularly faced with challenging projects which generate a large amount of complex and integrated design work with many stakeholders needing to make decisions. Jason was always supportive as the designer on the project; suggesting ideas around problem issues, taking the initiative on the details and simply a pleasure to work with. I would thoroughly recommend Jason to anyone wanting great creative results from a designer with an eye for detail as well as a business brain.”


“We have been very impressed by Brothers Creative’s ability to literally read our minds and deliver a corporate identity that perfectly symbolizes our vision and conveys the stylish, elegant and modern image we needed to sustain the international development of our company.”

National Locums

“Brothers Creative have implemented some great creative solutions for us. They have taken the time to understand what we were trying to achieve, establishing a consistent visual approach which has worked well for us. Importantly, they have consistently demonstrated both patience and, critically, a sense of humour!”

Freeths LLP

'Our school has been using Brothers Creative for our school website for the last three years. Working with them we started from scratch on our new site and I have always found them to be helpful and professional as well as flexible. Our school website is easy to use, maintain and navigate and we have been able to build in extra functionality over time. Technical support is always on hand and reasonably priced. Jason is friendly, personable and clearly loves working with schools. I would not go anywhere else for a school website provider.'

Bracken Leas School

“It is an absolute pleasure working with Brothers Creative. When working on projects and campaigns, Jason is thorough from start to finish and is brilliant with introducing fresh and exciting ideas. It's comforting working with a company who understands National Locums' company ethos inside out, which is why our branding is so strong and effective. I would highly recommend Brothers Creative if you want your business to stand out and really give your branding that creative twist!”

National Locums

“Brothers Creative designed our school website as well as a new school prospectus. At all points, it was clear that we had absolute control of what we wanted the final result to look like. At a recent inspection, Ofsted were particularly impressed with the website design! The communication is good and Brothers Creative are always easy to contact. All in all, a very positive experience. Thank you!”

St. Andrews CEVA

“We have used Brothers Creative for 6 of our school websites in the past 4 years. In all cases, we have had outstanding results. Coordination from concept, through design to implementation and follow-up, has been excellent.”

Inspiring Futures Through Learning

“We are thrilled with Brothers Creative's fabulous design work. They understood what we wanted and offered us creative ideas which helped to move our thinking forward. They were thoroughly great to work with – professional and personable. We would unconditionally recommend them to anyone.”

The Grange School

'I love our academy website and brochure! From the start of the idea to it's completion, Jason supported us with his experience and technical advice! We often have comments from parents, new staff and visitors about how easy to use it is and how it gives such a good impression of the academy. We are always looking at ways to improve the ways in which we share information on the website and have constant ideas for improvements. With Jason supporting and advising us this is easy to achieve. Great service, thank you!'

Oakway Academy

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