Things to Ponder Over While Working with WordPress for Client Sites

It is an important section to ensure that you read through when planning up on the move to work with WordPress for your client. It will help you in understanding things better before getting started, so have a good read of it here.

A number of years ago, WordPress used to be seen as being “just blogging software” and not much else. However, over time this preconception has gradually changed thanks largely to its ease-of-use and powerful features. WordPress no longer simply powers blogs – today it’s also widely used as a content management system (CMS) across many types of sites including news portals, corporate sites, publishing sites, and eCommerce stores too.

Let your clients know the power of WordPress

WordPress is arguably the most popular Content Management system in use on the web today. There are some very good reasons for this, and here are a few of them.

WordPress started out as a blogging platform but has evolved into the go-to content management system for small business websites. It comes with all kinds of features that businesses need to showcase their products and services, while at the same time providing them with the tools to manage their website’s content themselves.

Business Company Sites

– Often businesses give their site that extra sparkle with modern design and features. A well-implemented WordPress website can do the trick nicely. If you install the right plugins, it is easy to implement things like contact forms, galleries, event calendars, or mobile sites. Many business companies also use WordPress as the CMS base for their blogs too so clients can post content directly themselves (for example news items), which all help search engine rankings.

Not only this but if needed, easily set up eCommerce facilities too if required using something like Woocommerce. News Publishers – Publishers often want to create websites that convince readers to return for new articles. WordPress can be made to look great with design focused on this, and it’s also easy to make sure the site has fast loading times too via caching (which is built-in by default). Publishers can set up custom post types, allowing them to create different archive pages around categories like sports or politics.

They could even introduce forums, comments sections, and more advanced features like polls, ratings, and dynamic content too if they wanted. Magazine Sites – Many magazine sites are now powered by WordPress (for example here at WPMU DEV we run our own magazine-style site!). The “sticky posts” feature allows you to keep the latest news at the top so popular stories stay at the top of the homepage – perfect for magazine-style websites.

This can be combined with the plugin “magazine RSS” which will pull through articles from any category you like, including galleries of images too. This is also great for Google News (which has its own section on magazine sites) as it’s easy to get new content submitted quickly via FTP if needed. Corporate Sites – Many large corporates usually want their site to follow brand guidelines and look good, often with an iFrame-based top menu bar on every page that stays at the top as you scroll down (the same navigation on all pages).

WordPress is very powerful in terms of customizing design without having to write code – just install a premium theme and perhaps some plugins – this makes getting things set up quickly easy.

Blog Sites

– Even if you just want a simple blog for yourself, WordPress is perfect. It’s easy to install plugins too like ” Google XML sitemaps “, ” WP super cache “, and more that will all help your site load quickly and rank well (important to note that although these are free they do require regular updates which can be annoying if you forget).

Although many people immediately think of websites when they hear the term “WordPress”, it can actually be used as an effective CMS for almost any type of site! Want a quick and easy way to set up a business directory? Or maybe you want a system where clients can submit articles or news? The possibilities really are endless with the core software and using themes and plugins.

Why Do People Use WordPress?

The reason why WordPress is popular is that: It’s free and open-source (so anyone can use it at no cost). It’s easy to use and learn. There are many support forums available – both in terms of official support from the company (via ticket-based systems such as wordpress.com/support ) and unofficial ones like blogs, videos, tutorials, etc on the web that help people get things done when they get stuck.

The CMS works well with search engines, making it good for SEO purposes too. There are lots of themes and plugins available so a CMS may be quickly set up to do pretty much anything you need. It’s a popular framework so if you decide to hire someone else later on to build your site, there’ll be plenty of experienced people to hire. It’s been built from the ground up with security as a major focus (unlike some other CMSs).

The fact that it’s open-source and freely available also helps with security too – if something was found to be vulnerable for example, thousands of developers would quickly patch the issue.

The plugin library is one of WordPress’ strongest selling points; plugins allow you to modify the core software into doing pretty much anything you want – such as building complex online e-commerce or forum systems without having to learn any coding or pay expensive custom development prices. More than 30,000 plugins exist today – everything from spam protection, contact forms, and caching tools right through to slideshows and forums.

Themes allow the design of a site to be changed; there are thousands available that can be quickly installed into WordPress and then edited to change the layout, color scheme, and fonts (even easily adding your own logo).

The official wordpress.org directory has more than 1,000 free and paid-for themes listed and many more exist on third-party sites too; we’ve created a  homepage to showcase some of our favorite premium themes. You can also create your own custom designs using HTML + CSS if you have the knowledge or hire someone who does.

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging tools in use today – so it’s ideal for beginners wanting an easy way to publish thoughts online without coding. Free themes and plugins can quickly set up a blog that looks good on both desktop and mobile.

Some of the most popular websites in use today are built around WordPress; examples include YouTube, Google ( Blogger ), and Disney  ( Toondoo ), with over 100 million sites in total. Some online businesses use it, such as Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) and Time Inc (a massive media business).

It’s also used by many big brands like Dell, Vodafone, Heinz, and more for their core site that drives revenues. Many government or not-for-profit sites use WordPress too – an example is Ushahidi  who build software to help communities report on crisis events such as war,

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