WordPress has evolved very rapidly since its 2003 origins and is now used by a quarter of the world’s websites. Although superb as a polished and elegant blogging platform it is in its flexibility and ease-of-use as a complete Content Management System that WordPress has really come into its own. As well as the core software, WordPress benefits from a vast repository of plugins created by a community of web developers worldwide.
Investing in a WordPress website is the most effective way to keep your website up to date with current trends, security issues, and best coding practices.
For me personally, it has meant I spend much less of my time writing and updating code, and more time focussing on design and assembling beautifully crafted components into rock-solid websites that will stand the test of time.
I am happy to work on your WordPress site at all levels …
- custom themes and child themes from scratch.
- day-to-day tweaks, fixes and updates
- content management support. WordPress is designed to enable you to focus on your site content. That said, there is still an inevitable learning curve, and in situations where you don’t have time are simply are not interested, I will help wherever I can.
My preferred way of working is with child themes for the Genesis Framework, but I also have experience of Canvas, Thematic, and Thesis, either directly or with child themes. If this is all sounds like technobabble, don’t worry – it is not essential information, but may be useful for some clients, hence its inclusion here.
WordPress is excellent as …
- a complete website solution. An effective and very flexible way for you to add and edit page content in your site, including image galleries, slideshows, and media plug-ins of all descriptions
- an unparalleled blogging platform. Used by bloggers all over the world, the flexibility of the WordPress system is staggering
- a fully featured ecommerce venture. There are several ecommerce extensions for WordPress, which make the business of setting up your business on the web simpler and more cost effective than ever before. I am particularly familiar with Woocommerce.
What is GPL?
Central to WordPress’s extraordinary development has been the commitment to GPL, or General Public License, which means that the software and its accompanying source code can be freely copied, distributed and modified. The resulting new material must also be made available to anyone else under the same licensing agreement. The upshot of all this is an enormous pooling of skill and creativity that has gone into refining the core WordPress software and then extending it with literally thousands of plugin extensions. When you get a WordPress website you are tapping into this amazing reservoir!