WordPress. In the past.
WordPress started life as a blogging platform. It still is – you can host a simple blog at wordpress.com, but more common these days is a hosted, independent setup, over which you and your web developer have full control.
And today? Evolution of WP.
WordPress is now a container, a platform for all sorts of sites, from presentation-only, to every sort of functionality you could imagine. It’s a full CMS – Content Management System – that can, through custom development, wear many hats.
From basic … a simple site.
WordPress is still a good home for a blog or news-style site, with posts, pictures, videos and, if you want, ‘conversations’ through replies and comments.
It can be simple yet robust, and still be styled to match your requirements.
… to richer … a brochure site.
All WordPress sites have a ‘theme’ that determines the styling and appearance of the site. These can be off-the-shelf or totally custom-made, with many sites ending up somewhere in the middle.
But make no mistake, a WordPress site can be a visually striking, graphically rich experience, and can be adapted to match existing design briefs as required.
… to complex … custom functionality.
We’ve used WordPress to build and manage mailing lists, sending subscribers emails from the WP dashboard.
We’ve used it to house a MVP for a large-scope tourism project, with custom booking, checkout & messaging.
It can be used for eCommerce (we ordinarily use a dedicated product, though), in fact it can be used for pretty much any project.
Don’t be afraid. It can be largely DIY.
And once your site is built, launched and functioning, what then?
Well, you may prefer to have the developer add content on your behalf, or you may choose to learn the basics and add your own material.
With the latest versions, WP has adopted a much simpler ‘building block’ approach to adding content; it’s simple and effective. Either way, you’ll want your developer to be along for the journey.
Go ahead and get in touch.
We’re a small and serious team of experienced designers and developers, ready to talk to you about any web project. You may already have a site that needs a re-design or added functionality; you may be starting a new business or project, or perhaps your business is growing and you need help with progressing things online.