We think choosing WordPress is a no-brainer, but if you're on the fence...
It's 100% free, always has been, always will be.
You have complete creative control & ownership
Probably the greatest benefit of choosing WordPress for your website CMS is the ownership of your website. Unlike DIY page builders locked onto proprietary systems (Wix, Squarespace, Shopify), your WordPress website can be moved. You can switch hosts and support companies without losing any data or hard-won SEO rankings.
It's highly extensible with the world's largest plugin and theme library.
Once you’ve got WordPress installed, you have access to the largest plugin library in the world. This enables you to extend the core functions of WordPress to add almost anything you like; eCommerce store, membership functionality, custom posts/page/taxonomies and a million other features.
You also have access to hundreds of thousands of themes for your website, which is the design element. At Thorn Creative we custom design websites, but if you’re just getting started there are many excellent prebuilt WordPress themes to choose from.
While some plugins and themes are paid (and well worth it!) there is no reason you cannot get started for free. Other DIY platforms charge you extra fees every month when you need extra features – and you cannot switch plugins if the price gets too high. WordPress gives you complete control, so you are not left at the mercy of plugin/theme developer pricing. You have the choice to change which is potentially a really important factor long-term.
It is hands-down the best supported CMS in the world.
Due to WordPress’s longevity and popularity, there is a huge number of agencies and freelancers offering WordPress support. So if you’re having trouble with something, you’ll always be able to find solutions via some forum on Google or with personal help from your Website Designer.
WordPress is fast and robust with clean, well-written code.
WordPress with high-quality plugins and a well-written theme loads lightning fast and is frequently updated as technology changes, continually improving security and bug fixes.