GoDaddy, the cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announces the launch of WordPress Websites for the India market. The new offering from GoDaddy is the easiest way to build a professional online presence easily and affordably using WordPress. It features an exclusive WordPress Quick Start Wizard that simplifies the website creation process to help people get started quickly to build their website. GoDaddy WordPress Websites are designed to help small business owners, individuals and web professionals easily convert their ideas online into a professional looking website with high-quality images and choices of templates.
WordPress Websites also includes professionally built premium themes, and a Visual Page Editor for easy drag and drop customization. A key benefit of using WordPress, the most popular tool for creating websites, is the ability to add new site features using the thousands of free WordPress plugins to create a customized website.
“Getting a website up-and-running is a crucial task for a small business owner and we are focused on helping small business owners and those who support them, with flexible and affordable solutions,” said Andrew Low Ah Kee, Executive Vice President, GoDaddy International. “Adding WordPress Websites to our portfolio helps provide a full range of site building tools for our customers in India. GoDaddy WordPress Websites is designed to be an affordable and an easy way to create a powerful, scalable WordPress website.”
Key features of WordPress Websites include:
Easy to get started: With the Quick Start Wizard, users 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 provides options to edit text, drag and drop columns and rows, and insert images directly onto the webpage.
Faster publishing with scalable solution: GoDaddy WordPress Websites allows easy expansion in functionality for growing business needs, via the installation of free feature plugins on WordPress.org. 45,000+ feature plugins are available to extend website capabilities to include the likes of online reservations, ticket sales and discussion forums.
Expert managed WordPress hosting support: Powered by an optimized WordPress hosting platform, technical hosting tasks are also taken care of by GoDaddy including WordPress installation, sever-side site load optimization, a multi-clustered server platform so that the websites are ready to scale for high traffic, and secured with automated software updates and free daily site backups. Customers also have access to GoDaddy’s free 24/7 expert support.
Email signup form integrated with GoDaddy Email Marketing: Small businesses can easily create mailing lists with a built-in email signup form, then send promotional campaigns and newsletters to drive sales and build influence. Additionally, GoDaddy provides the first 50 sends free, and on GoDaddy’s Up & Running and GoDaddy Pro plans, users can directly convert WordPress blog posts into email newsletters.
SEO wizard: GoDaddy’s Search Engine Visibility is included with the Deluxe and Ultimate plans. This fully integrated, step-by-step SEO instruction prepares the site to get found on major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.