WordPress started as a blogging platform but rapidly became a complete Content Management System capable of running complex websites. It is Open Source, meaning that it is worked on by hundreds of people around the world, it is free to use and no licence fee is payable, and there is a huge support community out there.
We use it because it is easy to learn, adaptable and flexible, and allows nearly limitless customisations and functionality. We strongly believe that you get what you pay for with websites (ask anyone that has set up a “free” website only to suffer endless problems) … but WordPress is one exception to this rule!
In addition to the basic software itself, you also have access to a staggering amount of themes and plugins offering additional functionality. Many of these are free but there are premium (paid for) themes and plugins out there and we make use of these where necessary.