Imagine being able to alert your customers by updating a post on your web site that automatically gets Tweeted and posted on Facebook . With WordPress it’s all possible.
While WordPress gained its fame as a platform for blogging, it has really come in to its own as a CMS (content management system). WordPress lets users with little or no web site experience easily post updates, create pages, and add pictures and video.
Want to add additional functionality? No need to hire a programmer. Search through tens of thousands of free “plugins” which can be instantly installed, and effortlessly integrated into your WordPress site.
Want to change the design and look? Search for “free WordPress templates” and your buttoned-up pin-stripe site can suddenly be wild and crazy. Too wild and crazy? Change it back in an instant.
Now imagine this same thing happening from your smart phone. Yup.
Login to your browser – or for even better functionality, download a special smartphone app (Blackberry, Android, and iPhone are currently available) and you can update your restaurant menu based on what you’re buying that minute at the farmer’s market. Take a photo with your Blackberry at the town dock of a fisherman hauling in a big fish and you can Tweet the local fishing conditions and post the photo and a sale on bait on your site. Wordpress truly lets your web site be current and useful to your clients.
If you are still using traditional web sites, it’s time to think about transitioning to WordPress. You will be surprised and pleased by the flexibility, cost (FREE), and immediacy.
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