Website Features and Benefits
Every website we build is different, reflecting the personality and wishes of the person who commissioned it. These can range from simple personal or small business sites with only a few pages to more complex sites.
We create stylish websites in which you can add, edit and change any of your content according to your needs and we make sure that every site we build is unique. We’ll work with you to decide first of all how your site should look, and only when you’re absolutely happy with the design will we begin to put it into practice.
The websites we build are based around the WordPress content management system. WordPress is software that was originally created to make it easier for website developers to build blogs, but its amazing versatility and flexibility has meant that it has evolved into a website architecture that provides a framework to build any type of site.
WordPress is “open-source” software, meaning that it is developed by programmers from around the world who all contribute their time and skills for free. The result is a system that is continually being improved and updated to ensure it is always cutting-edge and secure, and whenever an upgrade is released any website using it is automatically upgraded to the new version. This means you can be sure that the website we build for you will always be based around the most up-to-date technology and security possible.
One of the most appealing advantages of using WordPress is that it gives you, the website owner, the capability to edit the content of your site yourself without having to ask us to do that for you. When you sign up you will receive a unique username and password that will enable you to log in to your personal dashboard where you can make as many changes to the content of your site as you wish. From here you will be able to add and remove text and images from individual pages as well as create new pages or delete old ones.
NB Your dashboard can be accessed from any device, be it PC, tablet or mobile phone, giving you the ability to make changes to the content of your site from wherever you are, even when you’re on the go.
Once inside the dashboard you will see a menu on the left hand side with all the options available to you. These include:
- Media Library – where all the images, videos and other files you’ve uploaded to your site are stored and which can be inserted onto a page or post at the click of a button.
- Posts Editor – where you can create and edit blog posts (if you’ve decided to have a blog on your site).
- Comments Editor – where you can review and approve comments left by visitors to your site before they’re published online.
- Pages Editor – where you can change, add or remove text and images from the individual pages of your site, as well as add or remove pages.
- Personal Profile – where you can change the colour scheme and settings of your dashboard and also add as many details about yourself as you want to reveal.
There are various other options available inside the dashboard, but these are the most important ones and are the functions you will probably be using most often.
Easy-To-Use Page Editor
When you access the content of a web page or blog post you will find yourself in front of a screen very much like the one you’ll be used to if you use a popular word-processing software such as Microsoft Word. This is known as a WYSIWYG editor (which is an acronym that stands for “What You See Is What You Get”) and it makes very easy for you to create text in a variety of formats and see the results on the screen in front of you. You can also cut, copy and paste and move things around until you have it looking exactly as you want it.
Once you’re happy with the results you simply press the “Update” button on the right- hand side of the screen and your new or revised content will instantly become live on the internet. This gives you a massive amount of control over the way your website looks at any time and enables you to always give your visitors up to date content.
Additional features of the website we will build you are:
Because the website is built on the WordPress infrastructure it automatically comes with outstanding blog functionality. Adding a blog to your site is very easy and you will have the ability to view and moderate any comments that visitors leave to your blog posts before they get published online.
|Schedule Your Blog Posts In Advance|
If you do decide to have a blog you have the capability to write a number of blog posts in advance and then schedule your WordPress site to publish them automatically on a given date and time.
|Ease Of Use|
All the websites we build are simple and intuitive for you to operate and manage, from the layout of the dashboard to the page and post editor.
WordPress sites have security built into them which means that they are much more difficult to hack than conventional sites. There are also a lot of add-on programs that can further extend this security to give you greater peace of mind.
|Ability To Grow|
Because WordPress is so versatile it can grow with your business, so that you can have anything from a simple site with only a few pages to a more complex one with hundreds or even thousands of pages.
|Always Cutting-Edge Technology|
The WordPress infrastructure is constantly being updated to keep up with the changing face of technology and this is done automatically behind the scenes of your website so that you can always be sure that your site is using state of the art and cutting-edge systems.
All the sites we build will render beautifully whether you’re using a PC, tablet or mobile phone. These days mobile responsiveness of a site is vital because not only are a growing number of people using their phones to access the internet but Google is also placing a much greater importance on responsivity as a search ranking factor.
|Optimised For SEO|
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is essential if a website stands any chance of ranking well in the search engines results pages, and the infrastructure of every website we build is completely SEO optimised. Also we not only give you training on how to optimise the content of the pages and blog posts you create yourself but can do this for you if you require. Additionally, search engines love the WordPress platform so this will be an extra factor in ensuring you get found in the search results.
|Speed Of Loading|
The response time of websites is very important as nobody wants to have to wait for a page to load, plus the major search engines take loading time into account as a search ranking factor. Every website we build will load very quickly as we make sure that all items that might impact negatively on loading speed are eliminated.
|Easy Extension Of Functionality|
WordPress websites are extendable via a number of add-on programs called Plugins which have the capacity to give your website any functionality you could possibly want.
|Multiple Unique Users|
More than one person can be given the ability to edit and publish pages and posts on your website although these capabilities can be limited according to what responsibilities you want to give them. Each editor can have their own password and username and the changes they make will be attributable to them so you’ll easily be able to see who’s done what.
|Full Training And Technical Assistance|
We will supply all the training you need to operate your new website and will always be on hand to offer assistance as and when you require it.
Although you can decide to host your website anywhere you choose, if you decide to host it with us you can depend on 100% reliability and security from our own state of the art servers.
When you commission us to build your site you’ll be in complete control of the process and will receive a website you’ll be proud to show your visitors. Whatever your needs we have the expertise to deliver the website you require.
|To find out more please contact us to arrange a no-obligation meeting to discuss how we can help you.|