We cannot stress enough how important school websites are.
It’s the window to your school!
That’s why you need to make sure that whichever website provider you choose, ticks all the boxes with regards to your needs and requirements.
We’ve written an article including key factors you should consider when choosing a school website provider, giving you an idea of what to look for, and think about using a specialist.
We recently launched the website of Romaine Park Primary School and used WordPress as their school website’s content management system and here are the reasons why we think you should consider switching to WordPress as well:
1. It is widely used.
Three quarters of all the websites on the internet use WordPress because of the wide array of functionality it can offer. Whether it’s a corporate website, a membership website, an e-commerce website, or a simple blog site, WordPress can handle it.
2. It is user-friendly.
You do not need technical know-how to manage your website. Everything can be handled through the WordPress Dashboard. It uses a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) type of editor so it would be easy for you to add content without calling a developer’s help or ask about visual builders to make live drag-and-drop edits the super easy way.
3. It is flexible and adaptable.
A WordPress website can be installed on most servers and adapts to any size of the screen – desktop, tablet, mobile. It can also be backed up and transferred easily to different hosts if needed.
4. It is highly customisable.
You can turn a WordPress into a membership website, an online store, a learning management system, a gallery, and a lot more. It also allows you to change the way it looks so you are free to show your own unique branding on your school website.
5. Its functionality can be expanded.
Since it is open-sourced, there are a lot of plugins that have been and are being developed to add functionality to your school website. You can easily turn a simple informational website to something more complex, like membership sites that offer courses.
6. Technical support is available everywhere.
Since it is widely used, there have been and are being developed to add functionality to your school website. You can easily turn a simple informational website to something more complex, like membership sites that offer courses.
7. Newsletter and Social Media Integration
Since WordPress has a blog function, you get to maintain and keep the articles you publish within your host. When you migrate your school website to a different server, you also take your articles with you. It integrates well with various social media platforms to make it easier to disseminate information.
Check out what we did to Romaine Park Primary School’s website. If you want the same results or better, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or answer our worksheet, we’ll gladly help you develop your dream school website.