WordPress is, by far the heavy hitter in open source content management systems (CMS). With a WordPress CMS all the power of a world class online presence is delivered, stable and at a click of a button. Not only does WordPress provide the ultimate in content management it also is highly extensible using a myriad of freely available plugins for your site. Everything from event calendars to photo galleries can instantly be integrated into your web presence giving you new ways to interact with your target audience.
We got involved in a project where we were needing to move a WordPress site, but we didn’t have FTP access to the server that the site resided.
Going on the theory that “there’s a plugin for that”, we found a new plugin to add to our arsenal of handy plugins: WordPress Backup (by BTE).
WordPress has grown vastly from a blogging platform in 2003 to being very popularly used broadly by bloggers, designers and developers alike. This largely is due to the fact that people looking for a simple CMS with lots of useful plugins have found it in WordPress. It comes with an arsenal of plugins available which can make your life so much easier. Your site can be customized to endless possibilities with the use of WordPress Plugins. WordPress offers a flexibility and versatility to enhance online portfolios, online galleries, photo blogs, news, magazine sites or even article libraries.
In no particular order, Here are our top 14 plugins that seem to make it into every site we build:
Are you a web site owner looking to discover how to increase your website traffic? Maybe you are a potential website owner researching what it takes to build a successful, reputable, well put together website? Maybe you have already spent a lot of money on a website, which receives lots of page impressions due to constant traffic and paid for trafficking help. Yet you have made little to no sales? Or maybe no actual site activity? What could be the problem? Well the problem could “simply” be down to the actual page design of the website itself. What makes a website design user friendly?
As you develop or review your website, make sure that you’re not annoying your visitors by ensuring these 5 items have been addressed.
Okay, the title might be a little gruesome sounding, but I want you to think of that image. Don’t go into too much detail, all you need to do is convince yourself that the experience would be most unpleasant.
When search engines send visitors to your site, they are coming in fast. One could say that your visitors are arriving “at the speed of thought.” If the page they land on doesn’t have the information they are looking for, they will feel like they’ve hit a brick wall.
Imagine that you need an obscure part from a hardware store (I know it’s not much of a stretch, but work with me.)
When one is preparing to build their website it is important to have the website geared towards only one subject. Not only will this help keep things appropriate for the reader, but it will help them not to be confused on what your website is about. Generating page views and an audience is important when it comes to the website that is being presented. Often more then not, websites tend to be cluttered with more the one topic making it difficult for readers to stay interested and focused on the website.
Does your website have a splash page? Why? Aside from annoying your visitors, what are you hoping to accomplish? Are you trying to awe you visitors with your amazing creativity and abilities? You’re completely missing the boat.