WordPress From a Low-Tech Small Business Perspective
Floyd Finch | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 09, 2018

WordPress From a Low-Tech Small Business Perspective

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with WordPress

I initially started using WordPress as a hobbyist, but as my restoration business grew and my blog began to get more popular it became a way to generate revenue through affiliate advertising. It is also essential for advertising the vapor blasting & ultrasonic cleaning services that I offer to motorcycle restoration enthusiasts. The biggest reason for choosing WordPress is the ease of use & customization. Being able to purchase and use different themes for appearances without have to do any coding is a big plus. If you still can't get the exact appearance and features you want from a prefab theme there are literally thousands of resources to guide you in customizing your website. There is a huge community of users and terrific support to help you make the most of it. Most web-hosting companies also offer basic 1-click WordPress installation, making life really easy for the beginner. WordPress is easy for the beginner but can be customized to extreme levels by an advanced user.
  • Ease of installation.
  • Making regular posts is quick & trouble free.
  • Huge number of themes, apps, and plugins easily available for WordPress.
  • Finding the best options for your use can be time-consuming due to the huge number of choices.
  • Not all plugins and themes play well with each other.
  • Most of my services are supplied remotely by people shipping parts to me to be refurbished. This is very much a niche business that could not grow without national publicity as there are not enough customers to support it locally. WordPress enabled me to build an attractive & informative website to drive traffic to my business.
  • In addition, the affiliate ads also provide a small amount of revenue, as well.
Content Author / Administrator
WordPress is my first recommendation for any small business wishing to create a good-looking functional website that works well. If you are a hobbyist, or a professional blogger or photographer, it's the best platform to grow on. My own website (motopsyco.com) uses a lot of images and WordPress has a good image management interface. If you are a photographer or designer there are literally thousands portfolio themes to choose from to best show off your work.

WordPress Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
10
Code quality / cleanliness
9
Admin section
9
Page templates
9
Library of website themes
10
Mobile optimization / responsive design
9
Publishing workflow
9
Form generator
9
Content taxonomy
10
SEO support
8
Bulk management
8
Availability / breadth of extensions
10
Community / comment management
10
API
9
Internationalization / multi-language
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
10

Using WordPress

1 - This is a one person operation & I handle everything.