There are at least 60 million websites that are using WordPress framework to host respective websites or blogs. The wide-spread popularity of WordPress owe to the features of the platform. Moreover, it’s an open source project that does not incur very high development cost. WordPress themes can be downloaded for free and even the paid themes are quite affordable. In addition to that, WordPress has an extremely user-friendly backend system that does not require the expertise of a professional programmer to carry forward with day to day management of the website. Due to the endless features and convenience of using the WordPress platform, there are number of self-hosted WordPress websites/blogs on the web. Platforms such as WordPress have empowered non-tech users to take control over the facets of website development. Self-hosted websites are good, but have certain limitation especially over matters related to website security. Therefore, if your WordPress website store aims to showcase pertinent information regarding your business, it becomes imperative to hire a WordPress developer responsible for following security protocols.
A very common mistake that self -hosted business website website owners make is the constant ignoring of the need to upgrade WordPress version, programs, themes and plug-ins. Running the website on an old version makes it extremely vulnerable to attacks and hacking. For regular up gradation and periodic maintenance of the website, it is crucial to hire a dedicated WordPress developer. A critical component of website maintenance is creating a full proof back-up of the entire website. Self-hosted website can only partially create a backup. To withstand an unforeseen circumstance in terms of data loss, it doesn’t hurt to get in touch with a professional developer who will be responsible for managing the control panel of the website, thus creating the back-up of the website in the most efficient manner.
Gone are the days when a website was developed and completely forgotten. In a very dynamic business environment, users and customers expect new changes and features on the website. Similarly, as and when business expands, requirements of the corresponding website also changes. There to keep pace with the changing system and need, there is a need to engage a professional developer who can take care of WordPress development, customization and plug-in/widget installation.