WordPress Website Design
Trade and Lateral Development specialises in WordPress website design. A WordPress website is practical, versatile, and easy to use, so you’ll be able to update it yourself if you prefer. We’ll customise the theme you choose with your company branding and content. Plugins are additional pieces of software that add functionality to your site.
WordPress is a really great system. It’s easy-to-use, powerful, and flexible. Creating and maintaining a website is a science and art that has quickly evolved. WordPress started as a blogging platform but, over the years, has grown into a versatile content management system (CMS). While you can still use WordPress to create a simple blog, it’s flexible enough now to build just about any website.
WordPress is very flexible
WordPress comprises the ground level content management system, and it can be extended in countless ways using themes and plugins.
A WordPress theme controls the look of your website. You can choose a theme that you like the overall look of, and we will customise it with your colours, photos and content. There are many websites that sell themes of every description but here’s a good place to start looking: http://themeforest.net/category/wordpress
A plugin is a piece of software that can be uploaded to your WordPress website to add a new function or feature – eg: a forum; a support ticket desk; specialised contact forms; specialised image or video galleries; an online shop; security features; etc. There are thousands of both free and paid plugins to choose from.
WordPress is SEO friendly
WordPress is written using standard compliance high quality code and produces semantic mark up, which makes your website very attractive to search engines.
WordPress can handle different media types
Using WordPress you are not just limited to writing text. It comes with built-in support to handle images, audio, and video content, and you can use it to manage documents and or files.
When well-maintained, WordPress is safe and secure
WordPress is developed with security in mind, so it is considered a safe and secure way to run any website. However, just like the real world, the internet can be an uncertain place. There are intruders who want to get their hands on as many sites as possible (please read an article about why all websites are at risk), so good backups and software maintenance are both imperative. Fortunately various WordPress plugins make this easy to do.