The Dynamic Duo: Building Winning Websites with WordPress and WP Engine

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For years, our team has been navigating the ever-evolving digital landscape, building websites for businesses of all shapes and sizes – from global safety companies, commercial general contractors, engineering firms, education leaders, master-planned communities, and even performing arts, websites for businesses of all shapes and sizes. We have worked on and with so many different platforms, but time and time again, we’ve found ourselves returning to a trusted duo: building in WordPress and hosting with WP Engine. They’re the digital world’s equivalent of peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, Forrest and Jenny – individually strong but unbeatable when paired together. 

I’m Lynn, the proud “Chief Vibe Officer” at Seventh Scout, and I’m thrilled to share the stage with Rodrigo, our web development ninja. Below, we delve into why, after all this time, these two remain our go-to and why we believe they’re the best platform for your website. As it is our lucky number, here are the top seven reasons why we prefer to build in WordPress and host on WP Engine.

7 Reasons to Build on WordPress & Host on WP Engine

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Unrivaled Flexibility and Customization

With WordPress, the sky’s the limit when it comes to customization and flexibility. As an open-source platform, WordPress allows our team to tailor every aspect of a website to meet our client’s unique needs and vision. Whether integrating with various plugins, choosing from an extensive library of themes, or coding something entirely from scratch, WordPress empowers our Scouts to bring any idea to life. WP Engine complements this flexibility by offering a range of hosting solutions to fit different website requirements, ensuring optimal performance regardless of the complexity of the project.

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Robust and Reliable Performance

WP Engine is renowned for its exceptional performance and reliability. With server locations across the globe, it ensures that websites load quickly, providing a seamless experience for users everywhere. This, coupled with WordPress’s lightweight structure, results in fast, responsive websites that keep visitors engaged. WP Engine also offers daily backups and threat detection, ensuring that our sites are secure and can be quickly restored in the event of any issues. In partnering with WP Engine, we’re keeping it weird and local right here in Austin while still casting a global net of top-notch website wonderment for our clients.

"WP Engine is a performance powerhouse. With servers sprinkled around the globe, it ensures that websites aren't just live, but lively, offering a smooth experience to users everywhere."

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SEO-Ready to Rank

WordPress, with its clean and straightforward code, is inherently SEO-friendly. This is crucial as our clients are always looking to improve their online visibility and drive organic traffic to their sites. WP Engine enhances this capability with its built-in SEO tools and compatibility with the best SEO plugins for WordPress. Our perfect pair ensures that your website not only meets SEO standards but excels in them, helping you rank higher on search engines and attract more visitors.

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User-Friendly for Every Member of Your Team (and Ours!)

Both WordPress and WP Engine are known for their user-friendly interfaces. WordPress’s intuitive dashboard makes it easy for anyone, regardless of technical skill, to update content, add images, or make changes to the site. As an agency, we always strive to utilize tools that empower our clients, not intimidate them. WP Engine enhances this experience with its user-friendly hosting environment, providing clear options and helpful resources. This ensures that managing your website is a hassle-free experience, allowing our teams to focus on what matters most – business.

"And WP Engine’s user-friendly vibe means managing your website is accessible to you and your team, allowing you (and us!) to focus more on the business, less on the backend."

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Global Community and Excellent Support

One of the biggest advantages of using WordPress is the vast community that comes with it. There are countless forums, tutorials, and third-party services dedicated to helping users make the most out of the platform. WP Engine complements this with its award-winning customer support, available 24/7 to help with any issues or queries. Together, they provide an unparalleled level of support and resources, ensuring that you have all the help you need whenever you need it.

Scalability for Growth

Unlike other tools, we have never had a client outgrow either one of these tools. As a business grows, so do the website’s needs. WordPress and WP Engine offer unmatched scalability, ensuring your website can handle increased traffic and additional content without skipping a beat. From our simple, small clients to our global enterprises, this pairing provides the foundation you need to grow and succeed online.

Constant Innovation and Updates

WordPress and WP Engine are committed to innovation, regularly releasing updates and new features to keep your website at the forefront of digital trends. This proactive approach ensures that your site remains secure, fast, and relevant, providing an exceptional experience for your users now and in the future.

"In tech as in business, stagnation is the enemy. WordPress and WP Engine stay ahead of the curve, continually evolving to ensure your website is secure, swift, and state-of-the-art. WP Engine offers a service that detects the potential threats posed by outdated or vulnerable plugins; this service continuously monitors and scans all the plugins installed on a user's website. If a vulnerability is detected in any of the plugins, the system automatically flags it for attention."

In the rapidly changing world of digital marketing, having a reliable and versatile website is crucial. By choosing WordPress and WP Engine, we are opting for a powerhouse duo that promises performance, flexibility, and support. Rodrigo and I would love to guide you through the journey of building a website that stands out and delivers results.

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Lynn Yeldell

Lynn Yeldell is the Owner of Seventh Scout. She is commonly referred to as our quarterback due to her love for advocating for others and leading teams.

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