Okay – But Why WordPress?

Smartvideoplus is a plug-in for WordPress websites. Why WordPress and not other websites? Because more than one website in every four worldwide is powered by WordPress. There are more than sixty million WordPress sites around the globe and the number is growing all the time. No one else has a customer base anything like that big. What’s more, WordPress is open-source, which means that anyone with the necessary technical ability can develop plug-ins and add-ons that will work with WordPress sites. And there isn’t any doubt about this: that the people at smartvideoplus have the necessary technical ability.

It isn’t that we are opposed to the idea of developing systems that work on other platforms – it’s just that, when building the first plug-in for any platform, it makes sense to go for the one that is not only open but also has more users than anyone else.

wordpress-logo-stacked-rgbWordPress was released in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little and, right from the start, they provided a plug-in architecture that allowed users to extend the features and functionality of their website or blog. Developers have taken full advantage of that and, at the last count, there were some forty-one thousand WordPress plug-ins giving users the ability to customise their site and tailor it to their specific needs. It is that architecture that made smartvideoplus possible.

Like the animals in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, plug-ins are not all created equal. Before signing up to use any, it’s a good idea to check out the credentials of the people who designed it. It’s also a good idea to know what the maintenance is like and how responsive the developers are to queries from users. At smartvideoplus, we like to think that we are offering a service that means people can work with us with confidence.