28 Facts to Know Before Building a Church Website in WordPress

WordPress has definitely been the gentle giant CMS for of all types of organizations – including churches – who want an affordable and efficient website. The word “gentle” in no way means lacking in power; it’s only to say that somehow, WordPress quietly flies in under the radar of many people.

By taking a closer look and unpacking the facts, you can see for yourself that WordPress is the most powerful and sought after platform on the market…and for great reason.

By the Numbers

Of all the websites that are built using a CMS (Content Management System) 60% are built on the WordPress. That also equates to over 29% of all websites globally being built on the WordPress platform – over 17 million in total.

WordPress is not only the most used – it dominates as a CMS. (CMS Usage)

We don’t want to drown you in all of the stats – after all, the infographic below is an awesome visual representation of just how powerful a resource WordPress is and the organization behind it.

Platform Scalability


WordPress is incredibly efficient. It is updated regularly to keep up with web trends, emerging technology and web code standards. It is true that hackers have targeted WordPress in the past.

Some may see this as a drawback but the reality, is that these past events only reinforced the security of the CMS. Security breaches today are usually due to improper coding by a hired developer, the use of outdated extensions or not keeping your WordPress install up to date.

Using the right Premium Theme or finding the right Custom WordPress Developer will help ensure that your site is built with security in mind. If you keep your install up to date and extensions current then your headed in the right direction.


WordPress is the most extensible CMS on the market. Nearly 43,000 available plugins make the capabilities virtually endless. What this means for your church is being able to integrate functionalities that are vital to the ministry; online giving and tithing, live streaming, video libraries and image galleries, social media networks and the list goes on.

WordPress for Your Ministry

Because WordPress is free and open source as a base platform it offers you full control. If you are using a premium theme or third party template it’s important to understand the technical specs of a theme before making a selection. If you are seeking custom site development choosing the right developer is crucial.

Design on Target specializes in Full Custom WordPress Design for Churches, Ministries and Non-Profit Organizations. We can also assist with theme selections, customization and complete build-outs if you decide to go that route. Either way, security and efficiency are always kept in the forefront of development.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us or request a quote.

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