If you are like most of our clients, you want to be empowered with the ability to access your website and edit your own content, post new pictures, change personnel on the employee page, or even maintain a blog. In today’s day and age, it’s important that you have the ability to do all of these things, in a very intuitive system that requires no special software. That is why, we primarily build our website to be powered by WordPress.
At NEXTFLY, we are a leading provider of Custom and Template WordPress Development solutions. Our specialty is a custom development that we integrate to WordPress enabling you to edit all of your pages and content in a very easy to use administration portal. At your project completion, we offer a 2-hour training on how to take advantage of all of the great features and functions of the online-based administration tool.
WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world, with more websites using it than any other system. There are many other choices, many of which we used to support, but none of them are as robust as WordPress is. With it being an open source platform, you have complete control of all of the functionality that WordPress is capable of. You can utilize WordPress as a simple brochure site, all the way up to an extremely dynamic eCommerce solution. Regardless of the size of job, WordPress can usually be the backbone of the site. If your needs are more specific, and WordPress isn’t the solution for your project, we do offer support in other platforms, like Magento, JOOMLA, and several others.
While WordPress can be a great solution to edit content and pictures, sometimes you need to do more. With their HUGE database of Plugins, you can accomplish most any requirement very quickly and easily. Think of Plugins like Apps that you download on your Android or iOS phone. You go into the app store, find the app you want, download it, and you’re off to the races! WordPress plugins work very similarly. For example, let’s say you wanted to install a poll on your site in order to get votes on their favorite movie.
Right out of the box, WordPress does not have that functionality. However, by clicking plugins, adding new, and doing a search, you will see that there are hundreds of options to choose from. You can easily pick the plugin that will suffice by reading reviews, seeing screenshots, and reading through the information. Once you make your selection, you can easily install the Polling software with just a few clicks of your mouse. Once you enter in the poll options and configure how you want it to look, you can usually just grab the short code, which would look something like this: [poll “movies” id=”1″] or something along those lines. You can simply copy that code, paste it as a sidebar widget, or in a content area, and voila! You now have a poll on your site!
A common question that comes up with WordPress is the security of it. Although no computer software or hardware is un-hackable, there are many things you can do to make sure your WordPress installation is extremely secure. Keeping up with updates on the core software, as well as the plugins you have installed is the first step. Beyond that, there are several security programs you can install to monitor hacking attempts, and if you host with us, we have even more security built into our servers. If you work with us, we will do everything in our power to keep your site as secure as possible. We also offer an extended warranty on our sites, should anything happen, you’re covered!
As your site needs to be redesigned every few years, you will notice that the development cost will be much less expensive. We can utilize all of the content and imagery in your previously developed site, as all of that information is saved in a database. We can completely overhaul the aesthetics of the site, and through editing the styles, the entire site will be transformed into a completely modernized, fully-featured, beautiful layout that your visitors will love!
Although there are so many wonderful features of WordPress, these are some of the most important to keep in mind. If you would like a one-on-one analysis of your current website development, or just have some questions about WordPress, give us a call today at (480)630-9992.
Choose NEXTFLY for your next WordPress Development project. We have over 12 years of experience in the web, and the majority of that is supporting WordPress-developed sites.