WordPress Content Management System
WordPress is widely regarded as the best content management system in the world
Or in other words the best software platform from which to power your website. Over 80 million websites are using WordPress as we speak, (1 in every 4 websites in the world is powered by WordPress) take a look at the official WordPress stats for the very latest facts and figures. We build all our websites using WordPress and the very latest themes and plugins, basically the design and features of your site.
Why do we use WordPress? Because it gives us the flexibility to add and remove features at will therefore allowing us to focus on the most important thing when building a website, CONTENT. It also allows the user (You) to have complete control over updating your content and keeping your site up to date, no more excuses about access or having to wait for your Web Developer to respond, everything you need is right there on your screen.
The best way to find out more and to start to understand how easy it is to get the right type of website for your business is to get in touch for some informal help and advice. In the meantime we have listed some common questions at the bottom of this page and added the source where relevant, feel free to contact us at any time if you have any more questions.
Some common questions…
What is WordPress?
WordPress is open source web software that you can install on your web server to power your website, blog, community or network. WordPress started out life as a tool for blogging, but it has evolved into a fully-fledged Content Management System (CMS), capable of powering websites, networks and communities. Source.
Why choose WordPress?
One of the principle advantages of WordPress is that you are in control. Unlike services such as Blogger and LiveJournal, we host WordPress on our own server. Installation is very simple, as is the configuration. (We take care of this for you) Unlike other software programs, there are not a million files or templates to edit just to get your site set up and looking the way you want. Also, pages in WordPress are generated on the fly whenever a page is requested, so you do not have multiple archive pages clogging up your web space. Waiting for pages to rebuild is a thing of the past because template changes are made in seconds.
WordPress is built following W3C standards for XHTML and CSS, ensuring that your site is more easily rendered across standards-compliant browsers. Other browsers are also supported. Aggregator support is built-in with a number of standard RSS configurations already done for you. Following standards makes your WordPress site easier to manage, increases its longevity for future Internet technology adoption, and helps to give your site the widest audience possible. Source.
Why choose Mark Wardell Marketing?
There are literally thousands of people offering WordPress services of one form or another including us. What makes us different? Firstly our experience is not only in WordPress website development but in Sales and Marketing as well. We understand that your website is there to help you win business, not just to look nice.
Secondly we started to develop WordPress websites because we got frustrated with so called ‘Web Masters’ and ‘Developers’ that promised a lot and delivered very little. Our business approach is based on the frustrations you will have faced in the past, we like to think we have the right approach to our clients.
And last of all, we offer a support guarantee, we will always be on hand to help, guaranteed.
Can I easily add new content to my WordPress website?
Yes, very easily. Great content is key to giving users and search engines a reason to come back to your site, WordPress makes it easy for you to add images, documents, text, video… And we provide full training and support if you get a little bit stuck along the way.
What features does WordPress have?
Wordpress has a huge list of features, and as it is constantly evolving and growing. Check out the up-to-date list here.
I already have a WordPress website, can you help with support?
More than likely yes, we often work with people that have had a WordPress site built but need to learn a little bit more about how to get the most from it. We can review your existing site, suggest improvements and provide training and support.
Can you help with sites not built on WordPress?
No, sorry, we only work with WordPress websites because more often than not it is easier for us to start from scratch than to try to help with a website that has been built using a different content management system.
What about online marketing services?
We offer related online marketing services for our website clients such as email marketing, Google My Business, Social Media set up.
I don’t know what all the WordPress terms mean; where can I get help?
WordPress has a glossary where you can find definitions of many of the key phrases.
Where can I find out more about WordPress?
You can try searching Google for specific WordPress enquiries or check out the official FAQ.