GoDaddy (NYSE:GDDY), one of the world’s largest cloud platforms dedicated to small, independent ventures, has announced a WordPress Quick Start Wizard that would simplify the WordPress website creation process – to get people started quickly, plus free, high-quality images for virtually any industry.
The new offering, GoDaddy WordPress Websites, also includes professionally built premium themes, and a Visual Page Editor for easy drag and drop customization. Since it’s built on WordPress, one of the world’s most popular tools for creating websites, businesses have the ability to add new site features using the tens of thousands of free WordPress plugins that are available.
With the Quick Start Wizard, GoDaddy customers can quickly get started with a choice of premium quality themes and layouts that include essential pages and features (e.g. blog, photo gallery, contact form, social integration with Facebook, Twitter and more) and access to a library of thousands of free images. From here, the Visual Page Editor allows you to edit text, drag and drop columns and rows, and insert images directly onto your page.
Powered by an optimized WordPress hosting platform, technical hosting tasks are also taken care of by GoDaddy including WordPress installation, server-side site load optimization, a multi-clustered server platform so websites are ready to scale for high traffic, and secured with automated software updates and free daily site backups.
“WordPress is a massive ecosystem, powering over 25% of the top 10 million websites worldwide,” said Jeff King, senior vice president of Hosting at GoDaddy. “At GoDaddy over 50% of our Hosting customers use WordPress. It’s an incredibly popular platform, but it can be technically complex for business owners who want to create their own website. Adding WordPress Websites to our portfolio helps provide a full range of DIY site building solutions for our small business customers. With them in mind, WordPress Websites is designed to be the easiest way to create a powerful, scalable WordPress website.”