Professional WP Developers
May 27, 2003, 11 years ago— WordPress – AKA: “WP” was offered for download. Today, almost every web hosting company on the planet offers this software as ready to install package to manage your website. It’s hugely popular for a lot of good reasons. There’s tons of things you can do with WordPress. Not all of it’s simple or easy. As WordPress continues to grow into a very competent Content Management System, it’s important that you choose someone that’s skilled in WP to build out and manage your website.
WordPress Web Design
As of January 2015, WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million ranked websites and its popularity continues to grow. This is because many reasons. It can be used by novices and experts, can be used straight out of the box, or can be customized endlessly. Its functionality can be extended by its plugin architecture, of which there is no shortage of plugins to accomplish almost any task. Of course many times this can be the source of frustration, as plugins can become a source of conflicts within the system. It goes without saying that the fewer plugins being used, the more secure and reliable WP is going to perform.
Strengths & Weaknesses
The thing about WordPress web design is that everyone thinks they can just quickly apply a theme, and have a great website right off the bat. That’s just not the case. Even with the most advanced themes on the market, is can be very difficult to make them do what you want without a ton of advanced HTML, PHP, and CSS knowledge at your disposal.
WordPress’s integrated search engine friendly link structure, and organization capabilities make it an ideal candidate platform to build your new website upon, especially if you want it to place well in the search engines. WordPress web design can be an excellent decision for your business. It’s quite full featured at this point.
So while WP is truly a great platform on which to focus your development strategy around, there certainly are pitfalls to consider and obstacles which crop up to overcome. If you can, then your website will most likely be a winner. One of the most important parts of running a WordPress installation is security, or the lack thereof. While a default installation of WP is fairly secure, every time you extend WP by installing a plugin or make a configuration change, you can open your CMS up to hackers, attackers and expose vulnerabilities. Whether or not those vulnerabilities lie in your configuration, your server or web host, or your plugins and themes, that’s something that takes experience to know. So that’s something to be carefully considerate about when selecting a designer to build out your WordPress-based website.
Speed & Security
While I’ve briefly touched on security or WordPress, many times designers that are not experienced, or don’t have a lot of true IT experience don’t realize that site speed is growing increasingly important. Here’s an interesting article by Kiss Metrics about how loading time affect your bottom line. My bottom line point is that webmasters and designers and developers are all not created equally. Don’t use one that doesn’t know about every aspect of website design, whether its the marketing side or the server side nuts and bolts.
Doing so can cost you big in the long run. In fact, choosing the wrong website designer could cost you your entire business’s livelihood.
So get your WordPress Web Design done right by a professional design team, of which the senior developer has over 9 years of real world WordPress web design experience. To learn more about the WordPress web design that Beach Web Design & IT offers, simply click here.