WordPress seo and web design

working with WordPress since 2006

what is a content management system?

In simple terms, a content management system is software installed on a web server which allows a user or web designer to create, store and deliver digital content over the internet. They allow for collaborative working and there are an enormous range of free and paid plugins, extensions and themes available which can be installed to enable a website to do virtually anything you could ever wish for.

Most of the popular ones are open source, so the main CMS is free to download, install and use. In their simplest form, they contain pages and a blog, which itself contains posts, categories and tags. The CMS allows for intuitive navigation, so a specific page or article may be reached by date, title, tags, category or author, although the site user may well not really be aware of this structure.

what is WordPress?

“WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in hypertext preprocessor language and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database with supported HTTPS. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as “Themes”. from Wikipedia

In simple terms, it’s a platform to build websites which store information in their database but present that information to site visitors in a nice format when they visit the website. You can read all about the detail on the WordPress website if you want a more technical explanation.

WordPress is the platform which runs over 40% of the worlds websites, It’s closest competitor running a fraction of that number (source).

why build a website using WordPress?

Firstly the user is able to access the admin panel to add pages, posts, add or change pictures and all without having to see, let alone understand, a single line of code. Also, because it’s database driven, changes can usually be made in a single place which will make a global change, for example changing the title of a menu item is immediately reflected on every page across the website. It also means from a design aspect, we can build a site knowing all pages will render properly and future changes and updates are kept relatively simple.

the modern way to develop websites

Very few web designers or agencies hand code websites these days, we tend to use a content management system (CMS). These provide a framework in which the website can be developed. The most popular being WordPress, although there are numerous others. Some other names you may have heard of are Magento, Joomla and Drupal.

We have been working with these for many years providing SEO services to clients with websites built on these technologies. We also provide web design and E commerce for both wordpress and Magento. Each having its own distinct advantages depending on the clients specific requirements

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WordPress seo and web design experts

  • WORDPRESS – The most popular CMS which is our undisputed favorite and area of expertise.
  • We used to list other systems we’re experienced with, such as Magento, Joomla and Drupal. However in recent years as their popularity waned, so did our enthusiasm to work with anything which we felt was neither our core area of expertise,or wasn’t the best CMS for our clients. We can however migrate a website from these platforms and onto WordPress where required.
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Having worked with these and many other lesser known systems over the years, we have already done the research involved in WordPress seo and web design. If your site is slow, we know exactly which plugins are best suited to particular size and style of sites and how to configure them for optimum results. You can read all about making a wordpress site faster here

Do you want to add a new feature to your website? It could be something as simple as a light box for image display or adding a fancy navigation, or as complex as adding complete eCommerce functionality or an entire directory system. We’ve done this before, installed, configured and optimised them. Why not let us do the same for your website?

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