The beginning of 2019 is all about setting goals and making plans to achieve them. Is driving web traffic and boosting online consumer interaction part of your 2019 marketing goals? Make sure your website has what it needs! WordPress has rolled out some important updates. Whether you currently use WordPress or are thinking about switching, you should know what to expect from WordPress 5.0.

WordPress is an “open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.” At Consumer Focus, we use WordPress to power our clients’ websites. WordPress gives us the ability to design and code great websites with desktop and mobile functionality. It also gives our clients an accessible “back-end” to update the website.

3 Reasons Your Website Needs a Functional Back-End

The back-end of a website is a place where you can access all the moving parts of your site. The back-end gives users the ability to update pages, copy, images, and layouts without needing to write any code. WordPress is our software of choice because it offers…

1. Flexible editing

Using WordPress gives our clients access to an easy-to-use back-end. After our web developers code and design a website in WordPress, users can log in and make routine edits, like updating holiday hours or adding a new job listing.

2. Reliable structure

For years WordPress has provided dependable service and features for developers and users alike. When a developer builds your website with WordPress, they have the option to update codes or use WordPress’ many features and plugins that can help streamline and expedite the process.

3. Latest software updates

Keeping website content fresh and your SEO strategy active is important for a successful website – and so is updating your site’s back-end! Using a platform like WordPress is the simplest way to ensure that the back-end of your website is up-to-date with the latest advancements on the Internet.

Get Excited About WordPress 5.0

WordPress 5.0 includes Gutenberg, a new block-based editor. Block-based editing makes the experience of editing pages more visual, similar to other website builders like Wix or Squarespace. This means modifying content on your site will become even easier and more intuitive. The best part? Our current WordPress clients don’t have to worry about changes. Changes to WordPress will not affect the setup of our websites and new websites will take full advantage of what Gutenberg has to offer.

Want to learn more about developing your website through WordPress or upgrading your current website? Contact Consumer Focus Marketing today!