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WordPress as a Believable CMS to Discuss
As one of the things that was happening last year, I had a series of interesting discussions with a customer who was looking for an offer that had gone through the selection procedure of a designer for his easy web site. was one of three persons ready for the work. I had been approached by the customer to ask for a WordPress page because he had used WP before and was a little acquainted with how it worked.
However, they were unsure because the competition promoting this work had abused WordPress as a practical alternative. I had to protect my WordPress selection as a believable CMS, not to speak of me as a believable programmer! It seemed to me from the e-mails I got that the customer felt under pressure from the power of the argument against WordPress.
Throughout the entire lifecycle, doubts arose as to whether WordPress was adequate for their needs. Personally, I have no problems with the fact that folks prefer one CMS over another, but the answers forwarded to me seemed pretty intensive. So I responded to the customer with a full explanation of why WordPress was actually perfect for his needs, and at the end of the whole debate they had come to the bottom line that WordPress would suit well and that I was the right guy for the job. What I did was to give the customer a good idea of what WordPress was all about.
Some other website firm had called and also said that WordPress is not the right way. Criticism of both rival sides seems to have been that WordPress is free, limited in its creative possibilities and difficult to use. They offered a range of software products, including one that was a fully featured hosting solution for large enterprises and one that was an internal customized CMS.
In my opinion, such a scenario can make those who approach the trial of working with a web pro feel like they are immersing themselves and floating around with them. As an answer to that, the following is what I think; first about the kind of developers sale conversation that in fact, everything about the developers and not the customers, and then about why WordPress is a believable CMS.
As you pitch for work, the needs of the customer should be at the center of what you do. Since it is the customer who must use the CMS in the long run, it must be simple for him to understand and use.
One thing I learnt in the argument I was reading from competitive designers was that they explained why their system was better than WordPress instead of why their solution would do a better job of meeting the customer's needs. Concentrating on what they wanted, not what the customer needed.
Other thing that burnt me about these conversations was the kind of speech that was used to persuade the customer that they were the best guys with the best tool to create this website. "No wonder the customer got away in a dispute. Instead of giving an idea of what the customer needed and how he felt, my rivals tried to make a vote in their favor with the help of anxiety, and instead talk to him.
It' s the truth, when WordPress was founded 11 years ago, it was a special blogger but it has been a long while since it was just that. As it has grown from a blogs engine to an enterprise-level CMS, today's sophisticated programmers even use WordPress as a skeleton to create fully-fledged webapps.
There are more web pages with a CMS based on WordPress than anything else. It does not ignore the fact that more Web pages use WordPress than any other alternative... According to W3Techs, 23% of Web pages use WordPress, 7. 5 times more than its closest rival Joomla at 3%.
When you limit the number to websites with only one CMS, WordPress actually has a 60.7%hare. What makes so many to use WordPress? Access barriers are low for operators and designers; they are simple to use for non-technical operators. WordPress value was lowered by the two rival developer because of the $0 prize.
It gives open sources user and developer the liberty to do what they want with the products, softwares or tools. Since so many folks are working together to build WordPress, there's a vast, networked network that's part of your work. WordPress is a fellowship of individuals who help, educate and educate each other and who are passionate about the possible ways WordPress can help you and your customers.
When your programmer is not available for some reasons, there are an overwhelming number of guys who can continue where they stopped. In addition, the fellowship has produced an unbelievable number of plug-ins (to enhance functionality), topics (to modify the look of your website), podcasts, tutorials, as well as ressources for WordPress user and development team.
Among the benefits of such a large WordPress audience is that behind the scene there is a permanent group of behind the scene evaluators who evaluate the program, find and fix errors, and propose new ways to enhance the software's features and usability. WordPress is not ideal, this fellowship knows it is not and is always looking for ways to make it better.
Personally, I think the WordPress experiences for web content publication are getting better and better. I' m not gonna be a full-grown fan gal and say it's perfectly flawless. WorldPress is not perfected, but the guys who create WorldPress are the guys who use it, so they are very committed to improve the overall user interface.
It is also, I believe, my responsability to make sure that my customer is self-assured enough to use WordPress to do what he needs when I give him a website. At times this even means modifying the site administration area or customizing the backend expertise for my customers so that WordPress is not overpowering.
It' just another thing that makes WordPress great...it's quite possible to customize it to that size, and it's getting promoted aggressively. As a WordPress pro, I know I am predestined to find WordPress based applications, and frankly, 9.9 out of 10 I can. WordPress was actually perfect for this, and it wasn't a complex one.
If you are a development, concentrate directly on your customer and consider how you present your solution... are they for the customer? on WordPress.