Council Websites; a flexible choice in WordPress

Why You Should Choose WordPress for Your Next Council Website

If your council is looking for a way to build an online presence, you might want to consider WordPress. It offers limitless customisation and control, cutting-edge security, and plenty of add-ons to make the process easier. With these three important things in mind, it’s not difficult to see why so many councils today are choosing WordPress as their go-to CMS platform, Elementor as their visual page builder and coupled with advanced premium plugins and addons. To learn more about this great option, keep reading!


Why WordPress for a council website?

It’s no secret that WordPress is the most popular CMS platform on the web. But it’s not just because of how easy it is to use; there are a plethora of reasons why WordPress excels in web development.

First, WordPress offers endless customisation and control. With this CMS, you can edit any aspect of your site from colours and fonts to blog post types and pages with relative ease. You can also add new features, change layouts, and insert widgets with ease.

Second, WordPress provides cutting-edge security for your site. The team at Elementor takes security very seriously! They ensure that they only provide you with the best plugins to help keep your website safe for years to come.

Third, there are plenty of add-ons available for council websites who want to make their site easier to manage and more user-friendly for visitors. For example, you can use our drag-and-drop page builder when building your pages or purchase premium plugins which will save hours while providing more useful features than standard plugins.


Why Elementor Visual Page Builder?

We know that not every council has a developer or webmaster on staff. That’s why Elementor is such a great plugin to choose when looking for a visual page builder. It has everything you need, from drag-and-drop layout tools to custom page templates and even unlimited content blocks. With Elementor, it’s easy to get started with your website and make necessary edits without having any coding knowledge at all!


A Great, Affordable Option

One of the first things you’ll notice about WordPress is that it’s not just a blogging platform. It’s been a viable option for businesses since 2003, and today it’s one of the most-used content management systems in the world. In fact, it powers more than 60 million websites, including some of the biggest names in the business.

WordPress is also one of the best options for those who want to build an affordable site but don’t want to sacrifice quality. It is free to download and easy to use, which means anyone can get started with it and add whatever they need along the way. This can help keep you from spending money on features that are just going to sit there and never be used.


Our Choice for Council Websites

In this blog post, we’ll be talking about our choice for council websites: WordPress. To make the most of your digital presence, it’s important to invest in a great CMS platform. This will get you on the right track to creating a website that is easy to manage and looks professional. We use ourselves and we recommend WordPress because it offers limitless customisation and control, cutting-edge security, and plenty of add-ons to make the process easier.


Power of premium WordPress plugins

Premium plugins are powerful additions that enhance WordPress’ functionality, making it easier for you to build an internet presence. For example, the popular Elementor page builder is a smooth interface that allows you to create beautiful pages without technical know-how. To fully utilise the power of premium plugins and addons, your council should be sure its website is built on top of WordPress.


WordPress Optimised Hosting

One of the benefits of using WordPress is the optimised hosting. You can have your website hosted on, which is a platform that has been optimised for WordPress. This will give you a quick and easy way to get started with your site, without having to worry about hosting or maintenance.

You’ll also want to install Google Analytics on your site so you can track how people are interacting with your website. Regardless of the route that you take, it’s important to keep in mind that choosing a host is an important decision when it comes to finding the right WordPress CMS platform for you and your council.


Go paperless with online forms

If your council is looking to go paperless, there are online forms that can make this process easier. There are plugins that you can use to create and manage online forms for your site. For example, the Gravity Forms plugin can help you put in contact forms, surveys, and payment forms. This is a great option for council websites looking to go paperless online.



WordPress and Elementor are a perfect combination for the next council website you’re building. It’s easy, affordable, and has a lot of great features that will make your website stand out to your community. Plus, with a few premium plugins, you can take your site to the next level.

Ready to get started?

Take a look at a couple we have completed recently; Devonport City Council & Waratah-Wynyard Council

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