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The Who, What and Why of WordPress

20 Mar 2019
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Do you want a website that’s cost-effective and easily adaptable? WordPress offers an out-of-the-box solution that is quickly and easily maintained without any technical knowledge – our upcoming seminar will show you how to get the most out of your WordPress website.

WordPress is the world’s leading content management system because it allows non-techies to manage beautiful and functional websites with ease and without any ability to code.

However, the sheer vastness of options, which makes it such a flexible platform, can also become overwhelming.

Below, we take a look at three areas that all WordPress users will come across and offer advice on how to get the most out of this amazing platform – ensuring you can manage a website that works for your business and customers.

Theme

To theme or not to theme – that is the question! Many themes are available off-the-shelf, which is cost effective and quick to install, but this can cause frustration when you want to do something the theme doesn’t include. Most good WordPress developers can offer bespoke set ups that are catered to your individual needs and preferences – this does take a little more time to implement, but it means you don’t have to compromise in neither design nor functionality.

Plugins

Plugins are apps that can be added to a WordPress website to extend functionality or add new features, from social media buttons to e-commerce.

There are endless varieties available from the WordPress.org plugin directory, both free and paid for. Focus on making sure you have ones that offer security, back-ups and SEO tools.

Jetpack offers a number of essential WordPress features into one plugin with the ability to turn off the features you don’t need. Almost every site will start off using this.

Use the minimum number to get the desired functionality and be careful, as they all update individually and any one could become incompatible with your theme rendering it unattractive at the least – and unusable at worst.

Security and Updates

Speaking of updates, it is vital to keep updates, well, up to date. It isn’t difficult, but is essential to thwart those pesky hackers who take advantage of slack site security. It really is a matter of when, not if, they will to try to get in.

Plugins and WordPress versions will need to be monitored and regularly updated – it is possible to do this yourself, but to ensure all updates are compatible it’s useful to have a trusted developer or agency monitor these so they’re on hand to fix any potential problems that may arise.

 

Whether you are about to be a proud owner of a shiny new website, or want to sharpen your WordPress skills – join us for our ATTAIN WordPress seminar. Contact us on 01942 247884 or click here to book your place now.

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