ARTELABS reccomend the use of WordPress basically for its “Back-Office” CMS functionalities which are elegant, well structured, highly customizable and User-Friendly. It can be used for Blogs, business Websites, and even E-commerce.
The WordPress project, begun in 2003, has grown to be one of the largest hosted Web tools in the world. WordPress has become a mature and stable product that benefits from a substantial developer community. It is an excellent semantic publishing platform tool, combining aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WP is an Open Software delivered under GPLv2+.
For Users not knowing web coding and wishing to remain independent in managing dynamic content, WP can be one solution to have a good result at a reasonable price (compared to custom Web development). Nevertheless, a good Front-End development “à la carte” may require intensive work and good knowledge in programming languages such as PHP / JS / MySQL.
The WP community constantly builds the core software. Many themes and plugins are available online. Nevertheless, like any other Websites, maintenance and monitoring of the software is required to perform regular updates (including security patches).
The WorPress community organise regular WordCamps with well known guests: