Content Management with WordPress
Building a website is the first step in advertising your business online. Once the site is created, maintaining it with fresh content and images is challenging, especially if the site is hand coded in HTML and CSS. Maintaining content is important for several reasons: first, Google “looks” for updated content regulary, they want to make sure your information is up-to-date. Second, it is good for returning visitors of your site to see new content and activity. For these reasons, we prefer to use a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress; it gives you all of the features you need in a website, and is also easy to maintain.
WordPress is one of the most widely used platforms for good reasons. First, WordPress is open sourced, meaning many developers write the source code, and that code is meticulously tested in the community. Themes are available (such as the theme that this website uses) along with plugins, giving you almost endless possibilities for customization. For example, the website theme offers a search function, but more options are required than just a plain “search here”. With a quick look on the internet, you will find many different WordPress Search plugins, all offering something different. And if that is still not enough, the source code is available to developers for additional customization.
WordPress offers several solutions for your website including blogging, ecommerce, and simple billboard-style, informational websites. Check out some of our Completed Websites for examples!
A recent Pew Research Center study shows that the vast majority of Americans (95%) have a cell phone, with almost 77% of those use a smartphone. The same study also shows that 1 in 10 Americans only use their smartphone for their internet. According to BGR.com, as of December 2016, 51.3% of all web visits came from a smartphone. Mobile websites more than ever are extremely important to the success of your business. Web Works will develop a custom website that is mobile friendly, easy to navigate, and use a mobile navigation menu, as pictured to the right.