These days, many people inquiring about a new site or a site upgrade are looking to manage their site content themselves. Building a Web site to allow for user updates requires a database and dynamic programming to pull page content from the database. We use a widely-distributed, frequently improved web application called WordPress as a powerful foundation for content-managed sites. Most of the websites we build today use WordPress for content management.
WordPress was developed for blogging, and easily supports all of the functionality required in a blog, such as: secure user login, writing new content, editing existing content, user comments, and much more. This functionality can just as easily be configured to manage site content, with or without a blog.
We have test-driven all of the popular content management systems, and have found WordPress to have the most intuitive user controls. This makes site management easier for our clients. Editors of the site will not need to know any HTML code or programming to edit their pages.
WordPress is also Open-Source software, which means it’s free to use. WordPress is supported by a vast and active developer community, so there are many free plug-ins available that can extend WordPress’ core functionality. This makes it easy for us to add image galleries, slideshows, ‘smart’ event calendars, e-commerce, and other functions to our sites without having to ‘reinvent the wheel’ each time.
How Do I Use WordPress?
WordPress is an application running on the server hosting your site. To make edits to your site, you will log onto your site from any internet-connected computer. The editing interface is similar in appearance and function to a typical word processing program. You will make your edits, write a new post or article, upload new pictures, etc, then click ‘update page’. Your changes are immediately visible on the Web! Our clients find WordPress to be quick to learn and easy to use, making it painless to update your site on a regular basis.