It wasn’t long ago that candidates running for local office had to pay a lot of money to professional website development companies if they wanted an impressive political campaign site to showcase their candidacy. Today, though, any candidate can create and manage their own campaign website with WordPress, a free content management program.
WordPress started out as a platform used mainly for blogging, but it has evolved into the program of choice for many businesses, non-profit organizations, online newspapers and magazines, too. And yes, plenty of political campaign candidates use WordPress for their election websites, as well, since it is so easy to learn and use.
WordPress allows you to choose from thousands of themes, or templates, to apply to your website and change its overall look and design. WordPress themes are easy to install with the click of a button, and they require no knowledge of advanced programming or HTML in order to use.
There are many options to choose from for political campaign WordPress theme templates, and more are being developed and designed every year. In order to use WordPress for your campaign site, you will need to sign up with a web hosting company (the cost is minimal, often no more than ten dollars a month). After you have purchased your domain name, you can then install WordPress on the domain server and will be supplied with a username and password for the administration panel.
Many WordPress themes allow you to change the website banner, fonts, color scheme and even font style on your new site. In order to find a template that is perfect for your political campaign, some quick search engine research will show you dozens of different sites that allow you to download free WordPress themes.
Remember: there’s no reason to pay a website design company hundreds or thousands of dollars to create a political campaign site for you! With a little research, you can create your own candidate election site in your spare time using WordPress.