Unless an organization is looking for a custom web applications built, all of my websites that I created are built using the WordPress content management system (CMS). WordPress is one of the best tools a small non-profit organisation can use to run its website.
WordPress helps you keep your website up-to-date
Using the intuitive WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor, you can easily make changes to your website without technical knowledge.
WordPress is also a blogging tool so you can publish news articles that become searchable by Google. WordPress a great choice for running campaigns and promotions because of it’s ability to keep your community engaged through RSS.
Using WordPress means never having to pay your web designer to do simple updates. You just login to your website with a password and start making edits.
It’s easy to learn
You won’t need to send yourself on a training course to learn how to use WordPress: it’s fairly intuitive, most people figure it out themselves and are confidently writing their website within a few hours. You can learn a lot by watching the training videos on www.wordpress.tv. However, if you plan to have several people writing content for your website or you intend to have a very large website, a short group training session would be advisable.
There are frequent upgrades and improvements
WordPress has a very active community of users and developers committed to its development. New editions come out regularly and as well as making security fixes they also bring new useful features and improvements. WordPress is also more accessible out-of-the-box than many CMS, although in the end it’s the quality of the individual theme and developer that integrated the site.
WordPress is open source
That means that any web developer can see WordPress’s underlying code and customise any part of it to their own needs. This also means – No Licensing Fees!
Need a WordPress developer?
I would be happy to discuss your needs and help you decide whether WordPress is the right tool for your charity website.